My trip to Brazil
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I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to go to Brazil.
Every time I get over there, it’s a mixture of emotions. I get to see my family, and my childhood friends. My mind runs back 20 years earlier, memories of my childhood and teenage years are still pretty much vivid in my memory.
I was born in a town called Olinda, greater Recife. Which it was colonised by the Portuguese. Other countries tried to invade Olinda, and take the town of the Portuguese colony.
The Dutch actually succeeded in invading Olinda, however they were soon kicked out by a fire caused on purpose to get them out of Olinda.
Olinda is well known for its famous carnival. The 3 best carnivals in Brazil are, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia-Salvador and Olinda.
It’s a big discussion, of when Brazil was discovered, if it was discovered in Olinda or Bahia. I’m not sure which one it was. However I have been to Salvador Bahia, and over there they truly believe, Bahia was the birth was Brazil. However Olinda citizens, have also the same belief that Olinda is the birth of Brazil. So I’m not sure which town should get the credit for it.
Olinda is a place full of culture, the culture over there is probably the strongest point of Olinda. It has a culture that is very unique. We have a type of music called “frevo”. Frevo is a very unique carnival type of dance. I would recommend checking it on YouTube. And also “Maracatu” it’s one sort of music which I love from Olinda, with a lot of percussion and drums.
Olinda is also a very spiritual place, if you are spiritual, you would definitely feel the spiritual vibe in the place. It’s important for me to visit Olinda, to remind me where I come from. When I see maracatu beats in the streets, it feels like I belong there, I feel my roots inside of me, and that’s something that’s never gonna be taken away from me.
If you haven’t been to Olinda, I would recommend it.
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