Rio De Janeiro: : The Spirit of Carnaval

Rio De Janeiro: : The Spirit of Carnaval

by Frank Pancho Gonzales


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Rio de Janeiro! One of the most fascinating, electrifying, and exhilarating cities in the world. As in his first book, Chronicles of a Fisherman, the author paints a vivid picture of his daily experiences during the world-renowned weeklong celebration of Carnaval in Rio. Carnaval is the Portuguese spelling of Carnival; Portuguese is the language of Brazil. Planning a trip to Brazil? ‑ is enjoyable, must-read book will help you understand what to expect from this chaotic and seductive city. Traveling for Carnaval? You will witness and participate in the intense Sambadrome competition between the Samba schools, what to look for in stadium seating, and revel in photos of a Samba competition. Expect the unexpected with the celebratory, festive street parades. Traveling for a Musicfest event, futbol (soccer) competition, Olympics, or honeymoon? Experience firsthand the tourist sights of Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf Mountain, the San Bento Monastery Chapel, and Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches. Taste the foods in the churrasco and kilograma. Find tips on local customs, restaurants, weather, even grocery shopping. A special bonus: a chapter on Panama City, where piracy and Spanish treasures clashed during the colonization of the New World.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643673066
Publisher: Urlink Print & Media, LLC
Publication date: 03/07/2019
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

FRANK serves the U.S. Coastal Guard Auxiliary as a staff officer in publications, and his award-winning writing and editing has resulted in both the "Mike Marconi Award" for best newsletter and the Most Improved Publication Award, a unique honor created for his work. Frank earned a Bachelor of Philosophy from St. John's Seminary College, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Redlands, both in Southern California. In his twenty-two years in management for a Southern California based insurance company, he gained a reputation for painting vivid pictures of workplace events and occurrences that made others feel that they themselves were eyewitnesses to what transpired. He now resides in Long Beach, California, where he was born and has lived most of his life.

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