The flamboyant pink trumpet tree lures all types of visitors in the Pantanal.

Bonito’s Unique Flora

Bonito sits in the heart of the Pantanal region, the world’s largest inland marsh with an area of around 75,000 square miles (195,000 sq km) in western Brazil, northern Paraguay, and eastern Bolivia. This stunning, one-of-a-kind ecosystem, protected as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, houses myriad strange and interesting flora and […]

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June 30, 2014 by
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The nights in Sao Paulo are endless.

Sao Paulo Bar Crawl: Vila Madalena

Of São Paulo’s many varied and distinct neighborhoods, bustling Vila Madalena always tops the list when it comes to general merrymaking. The hilly, mostly residential district on the west side of town draws plenty of visitors from all over the city on evenings and weekends with its quirky assortment of eateries, watering holes, and even […]

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June 27, 2014 by
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Historic Pelourinho

Beautiful Pelourinho forms the heart of Salvador da Bahia.

Sandy beaches aside, the main selling point for visitors to Salvador da Bahia is its well-preserved and entrancing colonial district, Pelourinho. Colorfully ornate facades, grand bell towers, steep cobblestone streets and stately, bustling plazas stud the neighborhood, named for the pillory to which enslaved Africans were attached to be sold during Brazil’s nearly 400-year-long era […]

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June 22, 2014 by
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Colonial Churches of Paraty

The elegant Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Dores.

With nearly 140 million of its citizens adhering to Roman Catholicism, Brazil lays claim to the largest Catholic population on the planet. As such, churches are ubiquitous, and the lovely and popular colonial town of Paraty is dominated by several solemn, yet architecturally elaborate houses of worship. Interestingly, for most of Paraty’s history, church congregations […]

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June 9, 2014 by
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The Beautiful Beaches of Paraty

Situated halfway between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the colonial gem of Paraty is known for its historic Iberian architecture and romantic cobblestone streets. But like most other coastal towns in Brazil, it also has stunning beaches which let the culture vultures get in a little sun and surf. Called the Costa Verde – […]

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May 28, 2014 by
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Exploring Natal’s Historic Center

Protected by the blindingly white Forte dos Reis Magos (Fort of the Three Wise Men), Natal’s historic center takes visitors back to the 16th century, when the Portuguese, French and Dutch jostled for control of the city. Geographically strategic, Natal sits at the mouth of the Potenji River, almost at the very northeastern tip of […]

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April 27, 2014 by
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