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Praia literally translates to "beach" in english.

'Nuff said?  Well not really.

It's difficult to express how much the beach is a part of life in many parts of Brazilian culture and day to day life.  Everything happens there. 

Unlike here where the beach is a very controlled experience in many ways, you find everything about the beach is just a bit different in Brazil.  From being able to sit, eat, shop, swim, drink, play, sing, and enjoy the sun...  it all happens and more on the beach in Brazil. 

The best way to get a sense is to experience it for yourself. 

Those of you that have been wanting to go to Brazil, it's a great time.  Just remember that the seasons are the opposite of here.  So, our winter is the Brazilian summer, and vice versa.