Monthly Archives: March 2009

Feathers and Food – Carnival alternatives in Rio

Ok, so you’re in Rio de Janeiro, and you’ve missed Carnival. You still want to experience the music and see the costumes, but without spending days and nights sitting on a concrete stadium bleacher surrounded by crowds and a giant … Continue reading

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Portraying the Pantanal

What is the Pantanal exactly? My local guide in Brasilia, who has never been, thinks it is part of the Amazon with thick rainforest and lots of rain. Is it the jungle? No. Is it even part of the Amazon? … Continue reading

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Brasilia: A study in composition

When it comes to capital cities of the world, few compare to the wonder of Brasilia. For those of you who didn´t have a Brazilian roommate in college, Brasilia is in fact the capital of Brazil – not Sao Paulo … Continue reading

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Overheated is an understatement!

I´ve arrived in the Pantanal at last. Even though it´s the rainy season, this year has been different – the climate is changing here too. Not much rain, but that doesn´t stop the mosquitos! They tell me the mossies are … Continue reading

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