Tropical cocktail from races and characters
In the XVI century, the new capital saw the father-Jesuit anchite in the meaning mind – and the city of Brazilia was erected on a deserted plateore in just a decade, but already in the XX century. One of the country’s paradoxes in which the Internet and wooden coch, cell phone, Indian arrows and brought African cults brought at slave ships (sometimes even in the capital, coming out in the morning, you will see the beads scroll through the asphalt, spilled chicken blood and caring candles).
The new capital was supposed to be a knot to tie scattered on the immense spaces of the road and river paths, the city of the coast and notched villages; There are sometimes living in different millenniums of people, their fate, similar one to another no more than the history of the Indian on the rapid career of the Great Rangers of Ayrton Senna. Point in the development of one period of Brazilian history and springboard in another, happier. Whether these hopes have justified? People who know Brazil only on coffee, football, carnival and, forget that today the country takes eighth place in the top ten developed states of the world, that it exports cars and machines in the US, and in Europe – household appliances and business-class jet planes, which Soon from the Alkantar cosmodrome, Brazilian rocket will lead a Brazilian satellite into orbit. Even in the current crisis, the lifeless national nature allows Brazil to count on the best future. This is an open country.
Foreigners immediately take into the company as their own. Maybe brazilians just awkwardly show someone that he ? After all, this is a nation, interpretable white, Indians and descendants of black slaves, a country, who adopted not one wave of emigration from Europe and Asia. (Japanese diaspora has 300 thousand people, and in the cosmopolitan São Paulo has its own . Like three Russian churches, counting the old supplied. Like dozens of Italian restaurants proud of pizza.) But every citizen of this country is Brazil. from races, cultures and characters seemed to be successful. In any case, with huge sizes (fifth place in the world), sharp differences in traditions and economic development (Brazilians call their country: Belgium in the south and India in the north) No one has ever made serious attempts to separate. Racists and xenophobes do not respect. From the times when people were divided by skin color, only a breed of dogs left for fugitives from plantations remained, yes, converted from food slaves in the culinary symbol of Brazil Black beans with rice, cooked together with smoked pork ears and tails.
With all the exotic, something related still felt. Maybe the reason in spaces and inexhaustible natural wealth – not always, by the way, carefully spent? Transamazonskoye highway, the ambitious project of the seventies, in which hundreds of millions of dollars drowned, and breaks down somewhere in the rule. But not from the unmeared spaces and the responsiveness of the Brazilians, willingness to come to the rescue? An unfamiliar driver slows down and under the scorching sun comes two hours from your stuffed machine. I will not take money for anything, but we will gladly agree to drink beer in pizzeria, rejoicing that you managed to help you. Behind a favorite drink, sociable brazilians love to talk. Theme number one, of course, – Football. Next, in descending order: Weather, Family, Rest, Women, Drinks, Politics, Work.
And travel. Favorite Transport – Car. In the sixties, everyone was confident that tomorrow, every Brazilian family would have a car, and did not particularly care about pedestrian walkways and underground transitions. As a result, the house can be without a roof, but next to him is certainly a car. Favorite nation, classic . Unpretentious car filled the streets of cities and villages, the first car of local assembly and the first for many Brazilians. Sometimes the battered kept in the garage next to prestigious limousines – as a monument of era and sentimental memories.
At the end of the week, Brazilian cities are empty. From the capital, drawn by the network of highways, roads will be guided anywhere. For weekends, it is customary to leave for the city – to the crystal fortiest waterfall of Itra, in the reserve Pyrenopolis, where the famous Zhatoba tree is growing, the peer of Brazil (in 2000, the five hundred bills of the opening of the country by the Portuguese) will be celebrated here). Long-round trips timed to vacation. Two thousand kilometers north from the stands, and you – in Amazonia. True, knowledgeable people from such trips warned. This (from the plane it seems that you are flying over the endless billiard room) a person is dissolved as easily as a drop of water in Amazon. Especially since you can not please something from Selva Indians. Can, as they say, and eat.
Much more pleasant to the south-east trip, to Belo Horizonte, Rio, São Paulo. The road loops around the low mountains covered with bright vegetation (but strange – the flowers almost do not smell), among the coffee plantations. How somewhere in the suburbs, the peasants stand at the track with buckets – but they do not potato, but mango and pineapples. You can stop and bargaining, feeling the beauty of exotic and fullness of life. And again on the road: Let’s fly over the road Wicre Tukan, the red-blue zipper will flash a parrot-arar. Hit the brakes, throw off the camera on the road, and it is already a trace. Only crawling on asphalt shaggy spider-bird.
Southeast – these are charming towns, the colonial past of Brazil: Oro-Pretu, San Joao Del-Rey. White turret baroque churches of the XVI-XVII centuries, tiled roofs of brightly colored houses, fountains, as in the ancient cities of the south of Europe. And even further – the roads to the sunny beaches of Rio, São Paulo skyscrapers, full-flowed Paraborne and Cowboy Gaushos, a grazing herd on the unseeled plains of the south. And everywhere you will find something interesting, though, perhaps, not at all what you are looking for. After all, the Portuguese searched for Gold here, but first found a valuable tree, which gave the name. Yes, and the pilot of Brazil himself, Pedro Kabral, almost five hundred years ago, spent on these shores, actually sailed to India.