Parabéns! On January 25th Brazil is celebrating the 460th birthday of its largest city São Paulo. Good occasion for the Brazilians to get into party mood – after all, this year is going to be tougher than usual for their stamina. But who ever experienced the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, will have no doubt that the FIFA World Cup 2014 will be one of the most cheerful events ever! If you are traveling to Brazil for the world cup, please train your condition before boarding a plane.

But Brazil should not be cut down to soccer and carnival only, this fascinating and beautiful country has so much more to offer. Magnificent landscapes,  impressive mega cities and an incomparable multifariousness make Brazil a dream destination – even if one cannot dance Samba (yet).