When the average person thinks of Brazil, images of Victoria's Secret models, Carnival, and beautiful beaches pop to mind. And probably the dominant soccer team in those bright yellow jerseys, too.
But what else makes Brazilians unique?
For the most part, they're nuts about the jogo bonito, or the beautiful game. But they also out-mellow a summer sunset in just about every other way. Even so, Brazilians have buttons to push. Think your country is the best? Keep it to yourself. Love Brazilian women? Cool. Everyone does.
With so many travelers flocking to the South American nation to witness the 2014 World Cup, there are bound to be misconceptions and miscommunications left and right. But you don't need to be that clueless dolt.
In the interest of keeping you on Brazilians’ bomzinho (bom-zeen-yo), aka their good side, here are 12 simple things you should absolutely not do during your visit.