"Brasil energetico!!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Brazil by acemj

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When I set my eyes on visiting South America, I took out my map and began to dream. I grabbed a cup of coffee and set the map out on the table in front of me. I realized that I was looking at the continent that contains the incredible ruins of Machu Picchu, the world's tallest waterfall (Angel Falls in Venezuela), the jagged mountain peaks of Patagonia and the tango clubs of Buenos Aires. But staring back at me was Brazil. It dominated the map, taking up almost half the land area that I was looking at and I realized that no other place could offer so much.

And though I wasn't able to see as much as I would have liked, my introduction to Brazil was thrilling, exhausting, majestic and inspiring. As I was on the plane returning home, I remembered hang gliding over Rio, dining on African-spiced foods in Salvador and feeling the spray from the most beautiful waterfalls I've ever seen and I knew that I had made the right choice.

For more specific information and additional photos of the places I saw in Brazil, check out my other pages:
Rio de Janeiro
Salvador da Bahia
Foz do Iguacu
Parque Nacional do Iguacu

  • Last visit to Brazil: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Elisabcn's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    Still too many places to discover but I enjoyed visiting virtually Brazil with you :-) Do you think that it is a good country to live for a while? Thanks for sharing, Elisa

  • perfectly_zen's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2006 at 12:38 PM

    Loved your Intro....very well written! Amazing pics as well... See ya! =)

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2005 at 8:24 PM

    Mark, you're one of the better writers in VT. I really enjoy reading your travelogues.

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2005 at 4:20 AM

    Fantastic page, Mark! ... it is always a pleasure to read your travelogues. Some amazing pictures on these pages ... interesting thoughts about 'The Redeemer' statue.

  • Jun 8, 2005 at 5:06 PM

    excellent page!

  • Feb 11, 2005 at 7:08 AM

    I am in ICT doing my Brazil brochure and trying to get info from your page!! Thanks!! It has really helped!! also it is my B/day 2day!! I am 13 years old!! :D:D:D:D Thanks Babe Lauren xxxx

  • etfromnc's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2004 at 3:50 PM

    How large is Maracana?

  • oldmonk_92129's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2004 at 10:57 PM

    Hi Mark, Will definitely write to you when I plan to go to Philly. Hope to meet you there. The paragliding shot is incredible. How was it taken? How much weight can the glider take?

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2004 at 5:54 PM

    looking good, looking good very good tips all around. thanx for sharing Mark

  • salinhopt's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2004 at 1:46 PM

    What a wonderfull country Mark, i have many friends in Brazil and never had the chance to go there. Great pictures and information! ;)


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