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A: Pombeba

by Carlos Fernandez, 10.8 km away

Restinga da is a sandbank off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro administered by the Brazilian ...

Pombeba

B: Pombeba Beach

by Carlos Fernandez, 11.0 km away

Group Explorer visiting for the first time the tip of Pombeba located in the Restinga da Marambaia na...

Pombeba Beach

C: Fim de tarde na praia da brisa - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 23.7 km away

Fim de tarde na praia da brisa - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

D: Igreja de Passa Tres

by Carlos Fernandez, 28.0 km away

Igreja de Passa Tres

E: Inhamoras River

by Carlos Fernandez, 31.0 km away

Inhamoras River

F: Inhamoras

by Carlos Fernandez, 31.1 km away

Inhamoras

G: Inhamoras home

by Carlos Fernandez, 31.1 km away

Inhamoras home

H: Iran Home inhamoras

by Carlos Fernandez, 31.1 km away

Iran Home inhamoras

I: making of - Transoeste 01/07/2012

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 31.6 km away

making of - Transoeste 01/07/2012

J: Foto aérea da estação BRT Magarça - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

by Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom, 31.6 km away

Foto aérea da estação BRT Magarça - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil

This panorama was taken in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This is an overview of Brazil

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.

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