Monthly Archives: May 2011

How to “Do” Lençois

By Our Man in Bahia CONNOR SULLIVAN of TATUR TURISMO   “The Smoke Waterfall is spectacular but it is not my favourite spot in the Chadapa. For (most visitors) I think that the Poço Encantado / Igatú is a better, … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Wild & Beautiful Interior – Lençois

By Brazil Nuts Director ADAM CARTER  What’s the Buzz  Lençois, (pronounced len-soiz ), lies 250 miles west of Salvador in the remote Chapada Diamantina (Diamond Plateau) mountain range in the interior of Bahia. It’s breathtaking scenery, unique flora and fauna … Continue reading

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A Brazilian Dance of Life to Honor Death – Boa Morte

By Guest Contributor JOAN CHATFIELD-TAYLOR of the NEW YORK TIMES  I DID not expect to be doing a solo samba in the middle of a circle surrounded by hundreds of Brazilians, but the Festival of the Good Death turned out … Continue reading

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Festival of the Boa Morte

By Brazil Nuts Operations Manager HOLLI FRANCHI Boa Morte Festival– The Sisterhood of the Boa Morte (Good Death) The Boa Morte (Good Death) festival takes place in Cachoeira every August and is deeply syncretised with the Feast of the Assumption … Continue reading

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São Luís Maranhão

Founded by the French in 1612, São Luís was taken by the Portuguese in 1615. The Portuguese influence in the city’s architecture is evident. The city’s Historical Center has a group of more than 3.5 thousand buildings landmarked as historical … Continue reading

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Weekly Top Five of Five — Latin America Hotel Roundup

Guest Contribution from THE INDEPENDENT This week, a look at the most popular hotels in five South American cities – Buenos Aires, Rio de Janiero, Santiago, São Paulo and Bogotá. Next week, thousands of revelers will flock to Rio de … Continue reading

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