The People Brazilians are friendly and free-spirited, with an incredible zest for life. Predominantly Roman Catholic (73%), families are large and often include extended family members.
These can be formal sit-down dinners starting with champagne, or a casual last-minute invitation.It’s hard to know why men don’ t serenade me any more–maybe I am giving off a jaded, inaccessible vibe now. Brazilian men are legendary for their passion and persistence.It’s exciting to feel so wanted, their eyes can be so insistent in a way that North American eyes don’t have the courage to be.It turns out that every foreign woman is gorgeous in Brazil. It was only slight a letdown, to find out that every other female traveler I talked to was having a similar experience: being told that she was linda, linda, linda.Now I am back in Rio, though, and almost wistful for those days.On the other hand, there are some cultural similarities in the way people are raised.