Rio de Janeiro is considered by many tourists as the friendliest city in the world. The inhabitants, who are known as cariocas, are mainly characterized for their good and funny mood. The unique requisite to be a truly carioca is having a relaxing lifestyle in the amazing city of Rio de Janeiro. One of the most important concepts of lifestyle in Rio is that time is flexible, this means there is no need for being in a hurry unless for a business meeting or similar. People commonly arrive half an hour late to meetings, considering that they are arriving perfectly on time. If you are planning a trip to Rio, be relax because you will probably have some delays.
The cariocas are always polite with strangers and they are recognized for their sympathy towards foreign people. They usually hug each other and keep a lot of body contact, two kisses on the cheeks is a normal greet in informal situations. Carnival in Rio has a strong influence in the people’s culture and the party atmosphere is expressed in every corner of the city all the year around. The idea of enjoying life is permanent among the cariocas.
Rio de Janeiro is quite a cosmopolitan city with a sophisticated urban lifestyle. In the last decades immigrants from all over the world arrived to Rio looking for its unique lifestyle. The different religious beliefs and ethnic backgrounds have not been a problem to live peacefully. Across the world there are few developed cities with skyscrapers in front of beautiful beaches, and Rio de Janeiro is one of these.
Most of the people in Rio have European, African or Native Brazilian roots. Most of cariocas are catholic, however they also believe in Buda, Yemanjá and other deities.
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