Brazilians often say they live in a continent rather than a country. Despite the immense expanses of the interior, roughly two-thirds of Brazil's population lives on or near the coast and well over half live in cities – even in the Amazon.

The traveler will find human wealth in a country where insecurity and economic growth coexist and compete every day in a communicative joy. It is not surprising that Brazilians say that «Deus e Brasileiro» («God is Brazilian»).