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The Surreal Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

The Lençóis Maranhenses is a National Park located in Maranhão state, Northeastern Brazil. It was the most spectacular landscape that I’ve ever seen in my home country.  It’s just surreal.  I felt like I had entered a sci-fi movie.  The sand was so blinding white, with sweeping dunes, deep blue lagoons… Two rivers run through the Lençóis Maranhenses, these rivers …

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The View Is From Rio, But The Name Is Chinese…

The Vista Chinesa or the Chinese View –  is one of the most impressive observation spots in Rio de Janeiro, located at the top of Tijuca Forest National Park. I’ve seen panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro from several places, but none of them met so many sights in one angle as the Chinese View.  This is one of the …

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Trindade: A Village In The Jungle

Trindade is a blend of a fishermen village, a hippie refuge and an ecological paradise.  There are several gorgeous beaches, some remain unspoiled to this day. In the past, Trindade was a place for adventurers.  They had to face an unpaved road known as Deus Me Livre (‘God Forbid’) to reach the village.  The adventurers then had to camp on the …

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Paraty: Colonial Beach Paradise

When visiting Brazil most travelers head straight to the big cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.  However, Paraty is worth the visit too, and here is why. Paraty is a beautiful historic city that has 65 beaches, more than 60 islands, emerald green sea, waterfalls, colonial mansions, churches from the 18th and 19th centuries, and the most charming …

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Safety in Brazil: 10 Main Tips That You Should Follow

Brazil is simply one of the most beautiful and stunning countries on Earth – it has everything in its ecosystem, from mountains, waterfalls, and rainforests, to the incredible beaches, and small islands, and also some of the most friendliest locals that one will ever meet.  But, there’s one question that always comes up when someone starts thinking of visiting Brazil: how safe is this place?  And …