Pedra da Macumba!! Rio de Janeiro
A spectacular scenery from Rio. Getting to this place takes a little climbing, but you are rewarded with a fantastic view of a very little known place from this incredibly beautiful town.
Recreio dos Bandeirantes (or simply Recreio, as the Cariocas call it) is both the name of the beach a...
The public skatepark in Recreio dos Bandeirantes was built in 2002 in the Tim Maia Square. It is know...
Par?quia Imaculada Concei??o?is a Catholic church located in?Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro...
The alligator-of-crop-yellow (Caiman latirostris) is a typical alligator of South America. The specie...
Amazing sunrise at Prainha beach. One of the best surf spots in Rio de Janeiro. A must go for surfers...
This is a great little surf and sun beach outside the city of Rio de Janeiro. Just drive west from Ip...
Here's your soundtrack. Okay, maybe they're not exactly brazillian but their music is awesome and their live shows legendary.
Now, Brazil covers almost half of South America and its Amazon rainforest is the world's largest jungle... which is rapidly getting cut down. The country is basically one giant botanical garden with some bangin' cities on its edges.
Brazil was colonized in 1808 by the royal court of Portugal, which was fleeing Napolean's troops. They didn't stay long, and Brazil won its independence in 1822.
Its biggest city, Sao Paulo, is the financial hub of South America. Brazil is the "b" in BRIC -- Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four were labeled the world's fastest developing large economies in the year 2001.
Brazil is known for three things: amazingly beautiful women, carnival, and Pele -- King of Football, Athlete of the Century, football ambassador of the world and a declared national treasure.
Brazillians can tell foreigners a mile away, by the way their hips move. Samba is built into the soul of brazil and carnival is when it bursts out into twenty-four hour undying explosions of sound on every street.
This picture of mask diving at the Taipus reefs makes me shed hot and salty tears all over my calendar, which is set on "January" right now.
Text by Steve Smith.