Tick-tock-tick-tock. Time is running out as the clock keeps ticking ahead. The Olympic Games are right around the corner! The 2016 Olympics in Rio, scheduled for August 5 to 21, will be the first Olympic Games to be held in South America. Over 10,500 athletes from 206 countries are expected. In 17 days there will be 306 medals up for grabs, 161 male events, 136 female events and 9 events open to both men and women, altogether 42 sports that will include two novelties: Golf, a sport that returns to the Olympics after 112 years, and Rugby, which is back after 92 years. It’s all so exciting!
The Olympic Games can be the perfect excuse for visiting Rio de Janeiro, or better yet, other places in the country. Rio is great but there is a lot more to Brazil, and once you’ve travelled so far you should take advantage and stay on a few more days to get to see other places!! See others playing is exhausting, we know that, so you need to rest! We propose a getaway under the sun and on the beach, where you can lay down and enjoy the dolce far niente (indulging in sloth) in Praia do Frote, in Salvador de Bahia, a city you just have to visit. Or if you’re the type to explore rivers and nature in the wild, your best bet is to go on a cruise along the Amazon. You can fish piranhas, see crocodiles, all kinds of birds and the phenomenon known as the encontro das aguas, two rivers meeting for a unique experience you will surely never forget.
Now you know it, take advantage of your visit to the Olympic Games in Rio and make a getaway to see some of the many other wonders in Brazil.
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