Intercâmbio Nova Zelândia – Diary #06 (Brazil)

O depoimento de viagem a seguir tem como objetivo compartilhar a minha experiência de intercâmbio realizado em 2018 na Nova Zelândia. Na série de artigos chamada “Diary” contarei algumas coisas em inglês para praticar a minha escrita.


Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world in area and population. It has 8,5 million Km square and over 208 million people. 
The most important cities are São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and Fortaleza. 
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The weather is different in each region and the topogragy of Brazil include hills, mountains, plains and highlands.

Brazil is the biggest nacional econonomy in Latin America. For example: Agriculture is very strong in export of oranges, coffee, sugar and soybeans. Besides, industry major exports include aircraft, automobilies, ethanol, steel and footwears. 
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Brazil also has been developed high tecnologies. In Campinas (SP), for example, there is the Sicroton Laboratory that is used to research for about particles produced by subatomic collisions, very similar technologies are used at the LHC in Switzerland. 
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According to the UNO, Brazil is 79ª position in ranking HDI (Human Development Index) that verify schooling, life expectancy and social inequality in the country.
The biggest social problems in Brazil are:
1) Poverty: many people are extremely poor and they’ve lived in favelas. Rocinha is a largest hill favela in Rio de Janeiro where 150.000 people living in precarious housing conditions. 
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2) Drugs: people addicted incresed in last years, and many theirs has living on the street on an area of central São Paulo calls Cracklandia. 
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3) Violence: Brazil possesses high rates violence crimes, like murders, armed hand robbieries and drugs trafficking. As result, the population suffers from the “war” between criminals and police. 
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Even though many social problems in Brazil the people are very happy. The best things are: 

1) Happiness and affectivity: It’s an essential part of Brazil personality the desire to laugh at anything, even oneself. It may be wierd, but Brazilians like to greet people with hugs and kisses on face. 

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2) Variety of food, drinks and desserts: A tipical meal consists mostly of rice and beans with beef, salad, french fries and fried eggs. Besides, it is very popular feijoada (black beans with pork), pastel (fried pastry), pão de queijo (cheese bread), pamonha (corn and milk), cachaça (native liquor), brigadeiro (chocolate fudge balls) and paçoca (peanuts sweet). 
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3) Differents cultures and music styles.

In the Northeastern of Brazil is very popular the “frevo” and the “axé”, both musics and dance typical in carnaval. 

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Sertanejo is the most popular genre in Brazil mainstream media since 1990s. There are many traditional singers like Sergio Reis and newer singers such as Michel Teló and Luan Santana.
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4) Biodiversity of fauna and flora
Brazil is such rich in nature, especies of animals and exotic fruits.
  • Animals: Arara, Onça, Tucano, Boto, Papagaio;
  • Fruits: açaí, cupuaçu, mango, papaya, cocoa, cashew, guava, passionfruit and pineapple;

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5) Nature and beauty places
Finally, our great heritage is the natural beauty in many places where you have to meet one day. For example: Amazon Rainforest, Iguaçu Falls, Lencóis Maranhenses, Fernando de Noronha, Monte Roraima
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