Rio de Janeiro viewsDepending on your outlook, mixing business with pleasure is either a no-no or the ultimate aim.  In Brazil, however, things are viewed a little differently; pleasure is business and vice versa – it’s a national obsession. 


From the all-conquering national football team to the rapturous Samba, Caipirinha – national cocktail, the national dish Feijoada – a joyful, slow-cooked concoction of beans with beef and pork; every facet of the Brazilian psyche oozes enjoyment.