"RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL"
Since I was a young child, I always had an fascination with Brazil, especially, after I viewed the film "Black Orpheus," with subtitles. This is the "only black movie" in history to win the "Cannes Film" festival award for best movie in 1959. One of my good friends, Juliet Reagh aka Jenna Persaud actress/former centerfold (pictured above) is also Brazilian.
Recently, "Essence Magazine," did an article, titled, "Blame It On Rio." The article is based on sex tours involving a large number of African-American men from the United States. These men book tours to Brazil through a travel agency and they hookup with beautiful Brazilian women during their stay.
Some travelers (men and women) enroute to Brazil, have a sole purpose-sex. People should always remember to practice safely in regards to intimate relations because the AIDS epidemic is worldwide.
Let's flip the script and talk about African-American women who go to Brazil for business and whatever else.
Ladies, Brazil is the only country in the world where the men are just as beautiful as the women. If your preference is light-skinned or dark skinned men, this is the place for you. You have everything from Rick Fox types to Calvin Lockhart types and these men love professional African-American women and they are very attentive.
Bahia is the hot spot for visiting black women and the cess pool of beautiful men is jaw-dropping and "Carnival" is a breathtaking event.
Juliet taught me about Brazilian customs and she taught me a few words of Portuguese prior to my visit. I love to study languages in my spare time but this language is considered the hardest language in the world to learn. I was able to get by, because Portuguese is similiar to Spanish.
Upon my arrival, I went to a function and was introduced to a striking Brazilian couple, Jeff and Clu (pronounced Clue). Jeff could speak english, Clu couldn't. We traded numbers. Later that evening, I went to the beach with friends and admired this tropical paradise. I never would have made the trip a few years earlier because crime was so rampant. Tourists were discouraged from taking cameras on the beach because you may get a knife to your throat. Tourists were also warned not to carry a purse or a wallet on public transportation. The country was losing tourism dollars and the police cracked down on crime.
When I returned to the States, Jeff and Clu called, he translated everything for her. Sometimes she called solo with a bi-lingual operator on the line to translate. Once, when I was speaking to both of them, I commented that I planned to return to Brazil and to check into my favorite hotel, Jeff translated and he and Clu seemed upset when we hung-up.
When I shared this news with Juliet, she said, they were probably upset because Brazilian custom dictates, since I associate with them via telephone, I am to stay with them whenever I return to Brazil. When they settled down and called back, they confirmed what Juliet said.
Brazil has become one of my favorite travel destinations and I write installments for the "Ballin" series while I'm on vacation in Rio. Check it out, you'll love it!