"BRAZIL" Brazil by swesn
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BRAZIL 2002 >>
All shapes and sizes, decked out in bikinis
The curved beaches, the warm Atlantic
The party never ends, it stretches to infinity
In this land, the music plays on
Feathers and sequins gyrate to samba
A radio here, a street band there
Booming oludum alternates with suave bossa nova
A limitless coastline, the odd mountains
An impenetrable jungle that knows no peers
Crystalline rivers, blue subterranean lakes
And a waterfall that brings tears
From UNITED KINGDOM 2002 ...
One needs many superlatives to describe Brazil... or at least, it is in the TOP TEN LIST in many areas.
It is the fifth largest country in the world. It has the sixth largest population in the world. It is home to the largest rain forest in the world. It has the second longest river in the world. It has the longest continuous coastline in the world. It is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. It has the largest number of Roman Catholics in the world. And it holds the craziest and wildest party in the world.
Indulge your senses to the wonders of Brazil in my travelogues...
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RIO DE JANEIRO
SALVADOR DA BAHIA
ILHA DO MEL
PARQUE NACIONAL DO IGUACU
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EMPIRE OF THE SUN-TANNED
( .. Rio de Janeiro .. Salvador .. Lencois .. Parque Nacional de Chapada Diamantina .. )
ONE LONG BUS-RIDE TOO MANY
( .. Ilheus .. Caravelas .. Ouro Preto .. )
BABES IN BIKINI-LAND
( .. Rio de Janeiro .. Curitiba .. Ilha do Mel .. )
CROUCHING CAYMANS HIDDEN PIRANHAS
( .. Campo Grande .. Pantanal .. Bonito .. Foz do Iguacu .. Puerto Igauzu )
BRAZIL 2005 >>
In 2002, I wandered from Rio de Janeiro to Salvador de Bahia and back to the southern end of Brazil - beach-bumming at Ilha do Mel, hiking at Parque Nacional de Diamantina near Lencois, whale-watching near Caravelas, piranha-fishing and animal-observing at the Pantanal, abseiling and river-snorkelling at Bonito, waterfall-gazing at Iguacu Falls... Brazil, with its incredible beaches, spectacular nature, diverse wildlife and funky cool culture, has to be indulged thoroughly with all five... no... SIX senses.
During my return to South America in 2005, I spent 2 months traversing up the length of the Brazilian coastline, from Porto Alegre back to familiar Rio de Janeiro, to the quaint town of Paraty, and to my beloved Salvador, to Olinda and Recife, to Fortaleza and great beaches nearby and to the not-so-nice town of Belen.
Along the way, drunk on fruit juices, I stayed with many hosts and made wonderful friends. I experienced music from bossa nova to Olodom to Candomble to organ music at the cathedral to violin serenades in the streets to boleros and forros in a dancing hall to samba in a club. Wow, truly wow.
After lying on numerous gorgeous beaches, I spent 5 nights lying in a hammock with more than 200 'boatmates' as I journeyed down the Amazon River on a riverboat. Hail to the spirit of Maqroll!!
My travelogues below detail my ups and downs in Brazil...
02) AND GOD CREATED BRAZILIAN WOMEN
( .. Porto Alegre .. Rio de Janeiro .. Parati .. )
03) THE LAND OF THE SPIRITS
( .. Salvador .. Olinda .. Recife .. Fortaleza .. Icapui .. Canoa Quebrada .. )
04) A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
( .. Belen .. Amazon River .. Manuas .. )
Pros : - Friendly staff - Cheapest place in town when compared to the pousados - I quite like the common area with... more travel advice
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