Just back from ten days in Brazil, on the island of Florianopolis, which is just south of Sao Paulo, and I'm having a major case of "saudade." Saudade (pronounced sah-ooh-dah'-jee) is Portuguese for the heartache that comes from missing something, in my case Brazil and the people I met there.
I had no desire to go to Brazil before this trip (which my friend, Jim, talked me into). All I care to say now is: Go. You owe it to yourself. You won't regret it. Just go. You'll see.