Amazingly beautiful city and the resort Olinda
Olinda is a small city in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco.
The city is home to slightly less than 400 thousand people.
It is located on the extreme Eastern point of the coast of Brazil, on the Atlantic ocean.
Just at the very sharp corner of the continent of South America, known for a large physical map of the world hanging in every school.
The city is built a bit further South (8°) at the equator, where eternal summer reigns, and the proximity of the ocean significantly softens the heat of the tropics, making this place truly a Paradise.
The city was founded in 1535 by the Portuguese, sought after by Spain to the development of new lands in the West.
It is possible to understand woozy from the long voyage of a Portuguese captain, who, seeing beautiful beaches, fertile soil and lush vegetation exclaimed: “Oh, Linda!”, which translated from Portuguese means “How beautiful!”.
But even for us, not too tired on long trips, this city and the area around it will seem a Paradise.
Almost endless ocean beaches of Brazil with fine white sand, nice looking terrain with low hills covered with Continue reading
To visit the Brazilian Carnival in Rio de Janeiro — one of the brightest events in the life of everyone who has ever visited this amazing corner of our planet. Brazil — a country of contrasts, a blend of diverse peoples, cultures and traditions, it is the country of the eternal feast, fun and energetic rhythms. The program participants are professional dancers. The stunning beauty of the costumes, the charm of the dancers, rhinestones, feathers, sequins – all this gives a wonderful mood, a lot of impressions to each guest of the annual festival.
The participants ’s Beija-Flor”, Brazil. Each school spends on making costumes, wagons and other decorations to 40 tons of pressed paper, 80 thousand meters of fabric, 6 thousand liters of paint, not counting the tons of glue, nails, polypropylene and fire-oxidant.
The girl at the annual Brazilian Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, February 12, 2013. The word “carnival” consists of two roots – carno (meat) and vale (farewell), because this festival has been held for 40 days before Holy week, and then began a Great post.
Brazilian festival this year brought Rio de Janeiro to about 650 million dollars of income. In front Continue reading
Unusual holidays of the world
Today we will look at the list of the most interesting and unusual holidays and festivals in the world. In this collection were very interested in holidays, which you can see below. Look!
1. Competition in the highlands of Scotland. Party games, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will compete in the hammer throw, in the contest which is held in Glenfinnan. Traditional Scottish games consist of competitions, dances, food and drinks to relax from everyday work.
2. Beltane Fire Festival, Scotland. “The Celts” with bare torsos raise the torches during the Festival of Beltane fire near Carlton hill in Edinburgh. These annual festivities are a modern revival of the ancient Celtic celebration of the arrival of summer.
3. Holiday naked men. Hadaka Matsuri (literally, the feast of naked men) in Okayama, Japan, is a traditional festival which has been celebrated for 1200 years. Picture was taken in winter, the temperature is about 9 degrees. Men dive into the icy water, passing the rite of purification.
4. Vegetarian festival, Thailand. Believers temple at Bang Neow, participate in the parade of vegetarian festival on Phuket island in Thailand, stick a weapon in itself, in protest. Continue reading