Even before the Rio Olympics, Brazil had always been famous amongst adventure seekers and globetrotting foodies all around the world. Despite its sometimes gritty side, the South American beauty boasts truly amazing landscapes and ecosystems found nowhere else on the planet, as well as a warm and passionate people.

Only slightly smaller in size than the United States, its 3.3 million square miles range from concrete jungles to the Amazon Rainforest. There's plenty in between to discover as well: from mouth-watering churrascarías steakhouses, colorful colonial towns, bossa nova cafes, to the hidden paradise that is Ilha Grande, or Sao Paolo's surprising sushi scene. The options are limitless, no matter your interests.

So whether it's the Carnival parties or the Iguazu Falls you seek, here are fourteen Instagram snaps to inspire your Brazilian travels:

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BM6m-xPAcDp/?taken-by=annaleticohen
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BQTuWXIg5pj/?taken-by=b.portellaa
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQJNgmEj9l3/?taken-by=bonitomsoficial
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwc50FFVKL/?taken-at=464013983
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQwYqDTDMKV/?taken-by=trilheiros_do_brasil
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHnSeDFAkKB/?taken-at=294400716
https://www.instagram.com/p/BI3U7hChhLL/?taken-by=kobrastreetart&hl=en
https://www.instagram.com/p/pNFv7IisAJ/?taken-by=annaleticohen
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BQnS_VrgnLN/?taken-at=225105489
https://www.instagram.com/p/BI3T8Xoj2cW/?taken-by=igormantovani

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