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In most countries hammocks is something you put up for a few days a year in the garen but in Brazil it's something that many people sleep in every night, especially in the Amazon region.
If you travel around Brazil for a longer period of time then i would suggest that you buy a hammock as many hotel rooms have hooks for hammocks and if you travel by boat in the amazon region then it might be the only option you have when it comes to sleep.
The brazilian hammocks are also wider than most other hammocks in other countries.
If you stretch them out then they are generally between one and a half and two meters wide so you do not need to sleep in "banana position" in a brazilian hammock.
Hammocks are for sale on almost every market in Brazil and are quite cheap.
Local brazilian football bar.
Yes i know this sounds like something you do all over the world, but the little local football bars are a bit of an institution in Brazil.
They are just hole in the wall bars where the local working class guys meet for a few beers after work and there will always be a TV and if there is any football game on then it will be shown.
I just love hanging out in these places and talking to the locals while sipping beer and watching football.
in my opinion this is one of the best ways of catching the heartbeat of the nation.
Brazilian beer in a beer cooler.
In Brazil they generally serve large beers on the beach they are served in containers that keeps the beer cool.
The little beach bars often only have a few of these beer coolers, so if you are let´s say 4 guys going there for a beer then you are expected to get 4 glasses and one large beer to start with.
tis is often very weird to europeans who are used to having "their own beer", but in Brazil you share your beer with your friends so you better get used to it.
And it is a very sociable way of drinking and that way they can keep your beer cool.
Eye conatact will give you a smile back
If you are talking to a brazilian then look them straight in the eyes.
A lot of people will think that you don't like them or that you are not interested in talking to them if you avoid eye contact.
This is unlike some other cultures in other parts of the world where staring at people is rude, but in Brazil they like when you look straight at them.
If you don't look people in the eyes when you say cheers you get 7 years of bad sex according to some brazilian friends of mine so you better do it :O).
The jangada is a little fishing boat made from a few pieces of wood, with a little sail on.
It's a very important boat in the history of the north east and you will hear it mentioned in many songs and in many brazilian novels.
It's used for fishing and you see it all over the northern coastline.
The jangada fishermen are some of the people that has played a big part in creating the spirit of Brazil.
Chilling out while sitting on the bar
Brazil is very casual and laid back.
Forget about gucci and rolex and put on your shorts and your thongs (your tanga if you are a girl).
The only thing that is compulsory is a positive attitude.
Be proud of who you are and smile.
That way you are a sure hit in brazil.
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