This has been an incredible journey so far. In the past ten days, we have showed you beauties and landscapes of amazing countries on the western coast of South America. The Caribbean coast in #Santa Marta#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/?p=31261), the middle of the world in #Ecuador#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/?p=31357), the salt desert in #Bolivia#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/english/travelling-across-south-america-in-15-days-day-6-la-paz-bolivia), the ruins in #Peru#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/?p=31483), the snow deserts in #Patagonia#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/english/travelling-across-south-america-in-15-days-day-8-patagonia) and, more recently, your first day in Brazil, enjoying the urban landmarks of #São Paulo#(http://www.lexiophiles.com/english/31808). Now get ready for more action and an amazing weather, because now you are arriving to the Brazil’s most famous city, Rio de Janeiro.
If you are planning on staying in Brazil, then learning Portuguese is crucial, unless you want to live in a “gringo bubble” and not integrate, or have no wish to understand anything about the society in which you are living.