If you’re off to Belo Horizonte for the Fifa World Cup 2014, then you’re in for a treat. Framed by the beautiful Serra do Curral mountains, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is easy to get around and offers plenty to do between matches.
The World Cup, starting in June, has turned Brazil on its head with the building and renovation of stadiums across the country, creating some of the most impressive venues in sport. Here’s are top three to visit.
Football and Brazil are two words that go together hand in hand so it is not hard to imagine just how big an event World Cup 2014 in Brazil is going to be. With the tournament only a few months away we at Hostelling International are going through five of the World Cup’s golden moments to get you into that footballing spirit.
Boutique hostelling has made a splash in Salvador, Brazil, with the opening of F Design Hostel in the Rio Vermelho district. The charm and comfort of this hostel, upbeat atmosphere and a touch of sophistication enable a totally different lodging experience.
With the definition of a Carnival quite literally meaning ‘a festival of colours’, it is no wonder they are enjoyed around the world, all year round. Exploring costume, food, art, dance and music simultaneously, being a part of a Carnival is an unforgettable experience and it can really open your eyes to new cultures and ways of living. So, with this in mind, HI has come up with a list of our favourite celebrations from around the globe.
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