Where in Brazil?
My favorite are natural wonders, especially water, but as a teacher of Architecture I do like colonial style stuff. And of course I love just talking to people, so Brazil is great in that area! With the shrimp I can't help you as my only travels in Brazil had to do with the interior, but I can recommend a few places:
- one day southeast from Corumba, Brazil/Puerto Suarez, Bolivia and two days from Foz. An incredible group of underwater caverns and rivers, clear water and huge fish. This was recommended by the Brazilian aduana people at the border as the "most beautiful place in Brazil".
- Yes, when the crowds are there it seems a bit like Disney, but look past them and it is fantastic. Forget the Brazilian side, stay on the Arg. side in Puerto Iguazu. It is an old colonial city.
Sete Quedas - Rio Verde, Mato Grosso
- a very simple, yet warm resort beside a series of 7 waterfalls and natural pools.
Vila Bela da Santissima
- A wonderful little town with alot of black heritage. It sits just below the Jungle plateau that Coronel Percy Faucett, the surveyor of the Bolivian/Brazilian border a century ago described in his journals. picked up by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as the inspiration of his "Lost World".
- There "old feel" and the architecture is AMAZING from the rubber boom times. Food is great too!
See some descriptions and fotos of these places in my blog at Around the Block 2007 |