In Rio women tend to be jealous and defensive about their man. This is just my impression.) And what makes it worse is that Rio women tend to travel in very small, so often Brazilian girls have known the guys in their circle of friends since grade school.
This makes a girl with a foreign boyfriend something special.
And you can be certain that if you are in the middle of a happy relationship with a Brazilian girl she is going to tell all of her friends that you are taller, smarter, and far wealthier than you really are.
It can be pretty embarrassing, but just shut up and let her go on about your athletic prowess and sense of humor.
In ten years, after Raul Castro is buried, perhaps it will return to challenge Rio, but not now.
Perhaps, the only world city that is even in the zone is Odessa, Ukraine.
Italians, Germans, French, and English flooded into the country.
After the American Civil War a sizeable number of defeated Southerners even settled in Brazil, the last major nation in the world to allow slavery.
They are a mix of the original Portuguese settlers to the country in the 1500s, native Americans, and African slaves.It is romantic city with great restaurants, and charming old world architecture.It has beaches that might actually exceed Rio for the simple percentage of stunning women and the clubs and strip joints of Odessa more than meet the dictionary definition of debauchery, but the airport is worse than the airport in Odessa, Texas, and it can get down to twenty below in the winter. So, Rio de Janeiro wins hands down: it is the sexiest city in the world. Of course, the first ingredient to Brazils world class sex appeal is Brazilian women.Later thousands of Japanese were brought into work the sugar cane fields, and then another large influx of very quiet Germans arrived in the years after World War II.Then a sizeable portion of Arabs, first mostly from Lebanon, but later from across the Middle East came to Brazil beginning with the start of the Lebanese Civil War in the mid-1970s.
Pre-revolutionary Havana was in the picture before Fidel and his boys came down out of the hills in ’59.