When you travel to Brazil:
- Expect a lot of noise in restaurants and other public places. Conversations get quite loud and the Brazilians use many gestures while talking.
- You don’t have to raise your voice but if you feel compelled, don’t worry about it.
- Maintain good eye contact.
- Good topics are futebol (national obsession), positive subjects, intellectual subjects like travel, art, music, books.
- Bad topics are anything to do with Argentina and/or politics