Info on Brazil? Culture, food, sports, people etc.?

Hi. I need some help on information about Brazil. It's a project I'm working on. I'm looking for info that only locals would know or any travel stories would be cool too. So, I need some help about the following: The people: - What are they like? (please don't just say "friendly") - How to they act with... show more Hi. I need some help on information about Brazil. It's a project I'm working on. I'm looking for info that only locals would know or any travel stories would be cool too.
So, I need some help about the following:

The people:
- What are they like? (please don't just say "friendly")
- How to they act with foreigners/visitors?
- How do teens in Brazil act? What do they do for fun?
- How do people greet each other? Gestures, actions etc.
- What's the social scene like? Nightclubs, night life; dating etc.
- Any other facts would be great.

The Place:
- Beaches - what are they like? What's the surf like? Best places to surf?
- Climate and weather?
- Need info on Salvador most especially, but info on Rio, Copa, Sao Paulo or anywhere else would be great too.
- What are the towns/cities like?
- Places for sightseeing? Trendy places, shops?

Culture and Food:
- Any traditional customs?
- How do people dress normally? What's considered casual / formal?
- Local dishes / delicacies? Common snacks etc.
- Carnival - where is it usually held? What does it involve? What do you see?
- Music and dance ~ what kind of dances? What music?

Sports:
- How big is capoeira really? Can you see locals doing it on the street, on the beach or wherever?
- Football? Street soccer? Who, what, where?
- other commonly played sports?

I think that's all I need at the moment :P
Thanks to all who help!
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