Traveling around the world can be very expensive, but don’t worry – at ESLnewscast.com, you don’t need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to visit different places in the world!
That’s because this is the first of a new kind of article, called “Stamp Your Passport”.
If you want to travel to different countries, you must have a passport. Usually, when you leave your country and arrive in a new country, the immigration officials (the people in the airport who check your passport) will stamp, or put a colored mark, inside your passport.
So, let’s stamp our passports and travel to our first location: Rio de Janeiro!
Here’s some information about Rio de Janeiro:
- Rio de Janeiro is an old city, founded (started) in 1565.
- The name “Rio de Janeiro” means “River of January” in English, because the first European explorers (people who travel to new and different places) thought it was the mouth, or opening, of a river.
- It is the second largest city in Brazil, with about six million residents (people living there).
- The official language is Portuguese, although some people can also speak Spanish or English.
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