Spanning 4 time zones and 8.5 million square kilometers, Brazil in a massive country in all respects.
Economically, Brazil isn’t small either and boasts the eighth largest GDP in the world. Recent discoveries of offshore oil deposits should help it maintain its position.
Places To live, invest and travel in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio is a must see.
São Paulo is to Brazil what Los Angeles is to the US. Everyone who lives there wouldn’t think of leaving, and most who visit it can’t seem to understand why anyone would want to live there.
São Paulo offers little for the casual tourist other than the typical amenities that a city its size has.
Security: Among locals SP is known as a dangerous city, but since its not touristy travelers are not targeted by thieves like they are in Rio. And unlike Rio there are no favelas near the city center. Still, play it safe and always take taxis at night.
Florianópolis and environs
Technically Florianopolis is only a city on an island in the state of Santa Catalina. But in practice it is what everyone calls the island and the beaches in the area. Local make a living off of Argentine tourists in the summer and Atlantic Ocean fish in the winter.