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BRAZIL


Location - South America; Capital - Brasilia; Population - 188 million; Currency - Real

I crossed the Venezuela/Brazil border at Santa Elena in 1997, and continued to Manaus.

 

branote1 Brazilian Real

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra1Manaus city centre

 

 

bra2Hammock city - waiting for the boat to sail down the Amazon from Manaus to Belem

 

 

 

bra3Brazilian Paty nicking my hammock, on the Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra4An attempt at a Christmas tree at a Belem hostel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra6The old town of Sao Luis, North East Brazil

 

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bra5Sao Luis old town

 

 

bra10Grounds of a pousada at Jericoacoara, between Sao Luis and Fortaleza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra11Jericoacoara - to get here it's a 4 wheel drive over sand dunes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra12Preparing for Christmas in the old town of Olinda

 

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bra14Lovely views over Olinda

 

 

bra15Olinda and the Atlantic Ocean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra16Meeting up with the family of a friend living in London, Recife - Pessia, Tatiana, Peri

 

 

bra18Cachoeira - the home of the Candomble religion, which was brought to Brazil by African slaves. I was lucky enough to attend a Candomble ceremony in this town, a fascinating experience

 

Click here for more info on Cachoeira and Candomble

 

 

bra19Terreiro de Jesus square in Salvador da Bahia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra21The former slave auction site of Largo do Pelourinho, Salvador da Bahia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra22Christmas time in Salvador da Bahia

 

 

bra24Members of Olodum go drumming in the old quarter of Salvador da Bahia - the energy of this music is fantastic

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bra25Carnaval puppet on Christmas Eve, Salvador da Bahia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra26With Ricardo, Justine and Jenny in the old quarter of Salvador

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra29Christmas Day on Itaparica Island, close to Salvador

 

 

bra27We chanced upon locals preparing gifts for the Candomble spirits on Itaparica Island. Many were placed in tiny boats and sent out to sea

 

 

bra28Candomble priest, known as the Mother of the Saint, Itaparica Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra32The beach at Arraial d'Ajuda

 

 

bra33View of Corcovado from Sugar Loaf mountain, Rio de Janeiro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra37Looking down on Botafogo and Copacabana from Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra34What a time for my camera to pack up - so instead, a postcard of Christ the Redeemer standing atop Corcovado Hill, Rio de Janeiro

 

 

bra36Rodrigo de Freitas lake with Corcovado in the background, Rio de Janeiro

 

 

bra39Maracana football stadium, Rio de Janeiro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra40Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro. Sugar Loaf is the tall narrow 'mountain' in the background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra42The Paranagua to Curitiba train

 

 

bra43In front of the hugely impressive Iguacu Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra44The Brazilian side of Iguacu Falls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bra45Iguacu Falls, on the Brazil/Argentina/Paraguay border

 

 

bra47Iguacu Falls

 

 

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LINKS

www.braziltourism.org - Brazil tourist office

www.artourismbrazil.com

www.braziltravelinformation.com

www.brazilmax.com - 'hip guide to Brazil'

 

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