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Buzios, Brazil: The Perfect Place to Worship Sun and Sea
Out into the Atlantic is a seven-mile long finger of Brazilian bliss, 23 beaches and hedonistic pleasures abound. To the mix add on authentic Brazilian villages and life.Read more
With less than a week in hand and not much in my pockets I was lucky to pick a place in Brazil's far west to visit, the Mato Grosso state, home of two entirely different ecosystems, the Pantanal wetlands, and the Chapada Plateau, luckily not far from each other.
It's hard to beat this amazing short trip packed with alligators, river hogs, piranas, horse-riding in the wetlands, treks through jungle to hidden waterfalls and and an off-road drive along the cliffs of sandstone canyons. Read more
“Yeow!” My boat mate yelped, scrambling in our dugout canoe to find something to staunch the blood gushing from his thumb. “Those little fish really bite!”
Our guides on the tour of the Amazon River in northern Brazil somehow overlooked emphasizing caution when handling the piranha – thus the first victim.
We fished simply: bamboo poles, line, a hook, and a chunk of raw meat as bait. There’s no fancy reel or net – just our hands to unhook the little monsters. Read more
The gleaming bleached white churches softly glowed as the sun sank behind the emerald green mountains. The Pousada’s landscaping took on a jungle feel. It is most likely the same scene Portuguese settlers experienced over 300 years ago.
Today, horse-drawn carts are still the only vehicles allowed on those cobblestones in the historic district. The colonial buildings and streets are very much intact. Today the visitors still come from far away but for the beauty and serenity of the Costa Verde. Hundreds of beaches and islands draw those looking for one of the world’s best ocean destinations. Read more
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