Posted on May 29th, 2012



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Posted on May 29th, 2012

Discover the Treasures of Brazil

Is bigger always better? Well, in some cases yes, for continent-size Brazil is an enormous gem of a country, with beautiful people and places to match.



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Ouro Preto

Posted on May 29th, 2012

The Southeast Region

While flying on down to Brazil nonstop from the U.S. to one of seven possible gateways, almost everyone’s first stop is either Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro.



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Garopaba, Santa Catarina

Posted on May 29th, 2012

The South Region

South from Sao Paulo, the superstars of this corner of Brazil are Iguaçu Falls and the beaches of Santa Catarina’s cool island capital Florianapolis.



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Chapada Diamantina National Park

Posted on May 29th, 2012

The Northeast Region

This part of Brazil—embracing nine states from Bahia in the south to Ceara and Maranhao in the north—is best known for colonial history, African influence, distinct culture, dramatic national parks and above all: golden-sand, palm-fringed beaches; sweeping, isolated expanses of dunes; and warm aquamarine waters.



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Teatro Amazonas, Manaus

Posted on May 29th, 2012

The North Region

Who can resist the call of the Amazon? Or at least a visit to one or two ports of call on the mighty Amazon River, which flows east from Manaus to empty into the Atlantic 1,000 miles later at Belem. When you think Amazon, you think superlatives.



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Pantanal

Posted on May 29th, 2012

The Central West Region

Visitors have to fly 575 miles northwest from Rio or 540 miles north from Sao Paulo to reach Brasilia, the country-capital that President Julcelino Kubitschek intentionally moved from Rio to a remote interior site to create a new and architecturally spectacular space for politics.



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Posted on May 29th, 2012

Cultural Discoveries: A Brazilian Bonanza

Brazilian cuisine is not a singular tradition, but rather a conglomeration of regional cuisines, and each a hybrid of ethnic dishes adapted to local conditions. Portions are big; ingredients are fresh and dishes are surprisingly not spicy.



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