Samba, soccer and Carnival ...
Our "stigma", hahaha!
I admit I don't like any of them (and I'm not alone).
I'm at 1546.7 km from Rio de Janeiro.
I think your cousin is enjoying, because the "carioca" (native from Rio de Raneiro) is very friendly and cheerful, a little bit different of the "gaucho" (native from Rio Grande do Sul, like me), less expansive, but with a warm heart and a lot of brotherly hugs...
I'm happy to be here with you, good fellows.
I never bothered about nationalities; the World is only one and all of us are simply humans, just travelers aboard this beautiful, bright and small blue planet, floating thru the dark vastness of infinite space. Life is too short. Why would I waste my time consuming myself with prejudice, anger and intolerance? Love, respect, kindness and friendship is all I can offer as being authentically mine.
Okay, okay, I think I just has a Pollyanna's Syndrome (must be the time for my "medication"), hehehe...
Great days for all!