Rio Carnival

Carnival is a Christian festive season celebrated in many countries, and the carnival at Rio de Janeiro attracts 5 million visitors each year because it is the most fabulous and colourful of them all!


Samba schools from different neighborhoods practice all year round and prepare the pageant for the 4-day celebration. Tourists can watch the samba parade from the stands and dance, or go to designated areas where there are street bands and parties.

If you are teaching English in South America, most languages schools are closed for the summer holidays during the first week of February, so this is a great time to visit Rio!

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The Mighty Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls marks the border between Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. The main fall, known as the Devil’s Throat, is 82 meters high and 150 meters wide. Its immense beauty is magnified by approximately 200 smaller waterfalls that surround the u-shaped chasm and the abundant sub-tropical vegetation that remains protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Note that these beautiful waterfalls are situated in a vast natural park. If you are teaching English in Argentina, the province of Misiones is a few hours by plane from the major TESOL cities located in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, and Mendoza. If you are in Brazil, the closest cities with a large TESOL industry are Curitiba, Rio De Janeiro, and Sao Paolo.


Iguazu falls.