Welcome to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 🇧🇷 one of the most popular cities in the world It’s Sunday morning and we are walking down
Vieira Souto Avenue, from Ipanema to Leblon The weather is wet. It has rained all night.
Current temperature is 91.4°F / 33°C This iconic city, called ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’
It is surrounded by mountains and sea Rio is different from everything, unique and magical.
It doesn’t look like any other city in the world On the horizon, we can see the Morro Dois Irmãos
and the Vidigal’s Favela too Ipanema Beach has its limits in the Arpoador (behind)
and Jardim de Alah Canal, ahead In this area we’ll find the most expensive properties,
not only from Rio but, from all over Brazil Before continuing, be sure to subscribe to
Wanna Walk – New videos every week! Brazil is located in South America and
it’s the fifth largest country in the world Its population is almost 215 million inhabitants and
is among the most populated in the world. Rio was built on a jungle of lush vegetation,
green hills and the Atlantic sea The Brazilian economy is the largest in Latin America and currently the sixth largest in the world. Rio De Janeiro has a privileged climate
and is pleasant most of the year Cool beach, sun, samba, good food and friendly people describe the most cosmopolitan city in Brazil. At the beginning of February, the drums, tambourines and cuícas announce the beginning of Carnival This is the most famous event of the year. Rio is filled with music, color, dance and excesses of all kinds So have you ever been in Rio?
Leave a comment with your experience! Although Ipanema is one of the safest neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, caution is recommended Ipanema began to be known worldwide in the ’60s with the spread of Bossa-Nova and Hollywood’s films Ipanema beach, has an extension of 1.2 mille or 2 km and is the main attraction of the neighborhood. Ipanema offers a large number of restaurants, shops, discos, hotels and luxury buildings Ipanema means “dangerous waters”, in a local aboriginal language and certainly they are The size of the waves and its very white sand, has made Ipanema the favorite of surfers. Despite the large number of people who attend daily, this is the quietest and safest beach in Rio The Villa of Ipanema, as such, was founded in 1894 by the baron of Ipanema, who bought those lands The area is known as ‘gay-friendly’ and Rua Farme de Amoedo Street is the most popular meeting point To learn more about Carioca culture, there is a fun book, called ‘How to be Carioca’ by author Priscilla Ann Goslin Rio de Janeiro is a city for everyone.
Its people are open, friendly and unprejudiced Rio is a city with a great history and tradition, it tries to be modern, but in its own way. The most important and vibrant shopping street in Ipanema is Visconde de Pirajá In the area there are two very wooded squares: Nossa Senhora da Paz and General Osório Square Unlike what many tourists believe,
in Rio it is not allowed to perform topless Those born in the State of Rio de Janeiro, including the Cariocas, are called Fluminenses The origin of the word goes back to ‘flumine’ which in Latin means river. That is, native of Rio. Rio unveiled great musicians such as Tom Jobim, Sérgio Mendes, João Gilberto, Baden Powell and others. The song ‘Girl de Ipanema’, was composed by Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes in the 60’s and was interpreted by Frank Sinatra among many others Where are you watching this video?
I read all the comments so let me know! Brazilians descend from local indigenous peoples, European immigrants (mostly Portuguese) and Africans. Official language is Portuguese. Brazil is the only American country whose mother tongue is Portuguese what makes this language an important part of the Brazilian national identity This provides a national culture different from that of its Spanish-speaking neighbors. Brazil’s Portuguese had its own development, influenced by the Amerindian and African languages Brazilian Portuguese is a bit different from its European Portuguese equivalent. Along the beach there are three lifeguard posts, where there is also a paid toilette with shower service The posts (postos in Portuguese), are identified with the numbers 8, 9 and 10 The numbering is used to determine meeting points and define the type of audience of each sector For example, Post 8 is the gay meeting point, Post 9 is the youth, and Post 10 is the family zone. When Napoleon invaded Portugal, the Royal Family moved for security to Rio de Janeiro At that time, Rio was the Capital of the Kingdom, making the European capital city outside of Europe. Rio de Janeiro receives 6,500,000 tourists a year Approximately 65% of the inhabitants of Rio are in a state of poverty All the city’s beaches are public, which makes Rio a democratic and inclusive city So, what is the best time of the year
to visit Rio de Janeiro? If you want to avoid the hot tropical climate, frequent rains and a lot of tourism then the best will be to visit Rio during the colder and less rainy months (between May and November). Rio’s climate is tropical maritime,
Hot and very humid. The rainy season corresponds
to the months between December and April the maximum average temperature
annual is around 82°F or 28°C it rains an average of 110 days a year The average maximum sea temperature
is 73°F or 22°C Minimum average sea temperatures vary
between 73°F / 23°C in February and 64°F or 18°C in July The high season starts from November although the months with the greatest number of tourists are from January to March, since they coincide with the Austral summer The musical instrument seen on the left
of the screen is a berimbau It is of African origin and was taken to Brazil by Angolan slaves It is used to accompany musically a
fast acrobatic fight called Capoeira Rio de Janeiro was inhabited by aboriginal centuries before the arrival of the European man People born in the city of Rio de Janeiro are called ‘Cariocas’ Some versions says that ‘carioca’ is an aboriginal voice that means ‘home of the white man’ What is the origin of the name ‘Rio de Janeiro’? Upon arriving in January 1502, the Portuguese believed that the bay was the mouth of a large river The name of Rio de Janeiro (January river), arises from the date of arrival and a great river that never existed. You cannot understand Brazil without understanding the importance of soccer in this society ⚽️ It is the most popular sport in Brazil, with more than 30 million practitioners The Brazilian national team has won
five times the soccer world cup Brazilian soccer is known for its cunning, and fluency and rhythmic movements, known as ‘jogo bonito’ It is usual to miss work to see the
matches of your national team It is very frequent that former important soccer players appear for high political positions. Politicians take advantage of nationalism generated by football with general elections in the same year Rio has one of the largest stadiums in the world: Maracanã, with a capacity for 87,000 people It is said that when one walks through this city in search of art, it is enough to look under the feet. Rio has more than 4 million square feet or 1.2 million m2 of rolling paths formed by stones ‘Portuguese Calçada’ This design was first used in Lisbon in 1842 and then in the colonies, including Brazil We are in Posto 10. Intersection of Rua Aníbal de Mendonça and Avenida Vieira Souto streets Decades have passed since the song ‘Garota De Ipanema’ was published and is still very current It was composed by Tom Jobim and Vinicius De Morais in 1963 La Chica de Ipanema is an icon, not only from Ipanema, Rio or Brazil, but worldwide The true story of the Ipanema girl hides an impossible love In 1962, the authors of the song were gathered at the Veloso Bar (now Garota de Ipanema’s bar) and they used to invite a girl who passed every day to the beach to drink but, she never accepted the song became a success and the world wanted to know who was the woman who was “so full of grace” When the identity was revealed, the authors would say: ‘She was for us the paradigm of the young Cariocas The garota became a symbol of Ipanema beach and began a beautiful friendship with musicians Tom Jobim came to ask him for marriage and, before his refusal he resigned himself to be the godfather of his wedding The culture of Brazil is the result of the mixture of the traditions and customs of the three groups that shaped the current national identity: Native Amerindians, Portuguese colonizers and African and European immigrants. The basis of Brazilian culture is derived from the Portuguese culture from which it takes the language, religion and colonial architectural styles. The ‘slackline’ is a balancing sport on
a nylon elastic rope Ipanema is a neighborhood of cosmopolitan appearance, elegant, modern and very relaxed It has a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, luxurious international stores and a lot of tourism. The approximate population of the Ipanema neighborhood is 46,000 inhabitants On Sunday, the municipality closes the traffic avenue and becomes a pedestrian A popular drink in Rio is coconut water. It drinks directly from the fruit and costs almost 1 dollar. Had you been in Rio de Janeiro? Share your experiences and advices in the comments below! If you liked this walking tour in Rio de Janeiro, sharing it on your social networks is a great help! Be sure to subscribe to Wanna Walk
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