A unique mix of Portuguese and African culture, the Rio Carnival is the biggest festival in the world.
Kathy and Bob were initially a little nervous about their first ever virtual trip but were excited by the idea of avoiding the 19-hour flight from Sydney to Rio. Not to mention the yellow fever and typhoid vaccinations required for real life travel to Brazil’s second-largest city. Royalty, sugar and gold Founded in 1565 […]
Heading to South America or Central America? Here’s a handy list of background reading: The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics edited by Gabriela Nouzeilles and Graciela Montaldo “An invaluable resource for those interested in learning about Argentine history and culture, whether in the classroom or in preparation for travel in Argentina.” [Argentina] The Art of […]
Here we are in humid north-eastern Brazil, a wind-driven landscape of sandy village streets, beautiful lagoons and massive dunes. A fisherman named João kindly gave us a ride from Jericoacoara down the Rio Preguiças (‘lazy river’) to where the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park begins. With my Portuguese at 0% and Leroy’s at not much more, […]