Welcome to the Brazil hub at David’s Been Here! Here, you will find all of my travel guides and travel episodes from my time in Brazil. It’s a country I’d wanted to visit for a long time but put off because of reports that it was unsafe. However, I finally made my dream come true when I teamed up with my friends at Rio4FunRio4Food, and Be My Guest SP to tour the southern states of Brazil in December of 2020.

Because Brazil is the fifth-largest country on Earth, I focused on the capitals of the southern states. We started in São Paulo, the largest city in the Western Hemisphere. From there, we drove to the cultural hub of Curitiba and the German hotspot of Blumenau. Next was the coastal resort city of Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, and Brazil’s wine country, Vale dos Vinhedos. Finally, I wrapped up my adventures in Rio de Janeiro.

Along the way, I dove head-first into Brazilian cuisine. It’s inspired as much by South America as it is by Europe! From authentic fogo de chao to German sausages to succulent oysters, I had a blast eating my way through this amazing country. I also visited local sites, beaches, and even went sandboarding!

Below are all of my Brazil city guides and travel episodes. On the right, you can also navigate by city if you prefer. I hope my work inspires you to visit this enormous but often misunderstood country. While Brazil may not have the safest reputation, I felt nothing but safe while traveling around the country with my friends.

Brazil Travel Tips:

  • Hire knowledgeable local guides who know the areas they’ll be taking you into.
  • Stay as inconspicuous as possible so as to not attract unwanted attention.
  • Don’t wear expensive clothing or jewelry, and stow away valuable equipment like cameras, phones, etc. in sketchier areas.
  • Enjoy yourself, but don’t take unnecessary risks like exploring by yourself after dark or venturing into areas that are known to be dangerous.
  • Also, try to learn some Portuguese before your visit. A lot of people in Brazil speak English, but learning some words and phrases in the national language will go a long way!

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