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Brazil

Brazilians often say they live in a continent rather than a country, and that's an excusable exaggeration. The landmass is bigger than the United States if you exclude Alaska; the journey from Recife in the east to the western border with Peru is longer than that from London to Moscow, and the distance between the northern and southern borders is about the same as that between New York and Los Angeles.

Brazil has no mountains to compare with its Andean neighbors like Peru, and Argentina, but in every other respect it has all the scenic - and cultural - variety you would expect from so vast a country. These difficulties, however, rarely seem to overshadow everyday life in Brazil. It's fair to say that nowhere in the world do people know how to enjoy themselves more - most famously in the annual orgiastic celebrations of Carnaval, but reflected, too, in the lively year-round nightlife that you'll find in any decent-sized town.

This national hedonism also manifests itself in Brazil's highly developed beach culture; the country's superb music and dancing; rich regional cuisines ; and in the most relaxed and tolerant attitude to sexuality - gay and straight - that you'll find anywhere in South America. And if you needed more reason to visit, there's a strength and variety of popular culture, and a genuine friendliness and humor in the people that is tremendously welcoming and infectious.
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Fernando de Noronha

The archipelago of Fernado de Noronha lies in the Atlantic Ocean, 225 miles off the coast of Brazil. With its crystal-clear water and rich marine life, the archipelago here is a heavenly retreat for underwater pleasures. The main island ( Ilha Fernando de Noronha) is sparsely populated and tourism has become the main source of income for locals. The archipelago can be reached either by plane or by boat. On you arrival you will be asked to pay an enviromental protection tax to IBAMA-Brazilian environment agency. There are various choices of where to stay on the island of Fernando de Noronha. All are typically modest. In all there are 70 inns, classified according to their facilities and touristy infrastructure, and a small hotel. Reservations should be made early, especially for the months of January, February, July and December, as well as for longer holidays.

Curitiba

Curitiba, the capital of Parana, is one of Brazil's urban success stories. It has received various United Nations awards, including the Habitat Scroll of Honor in 1992 for its "Trash That Ins't Trash" initiative.

This efficient system of collectiong and recycling garbage involves purchasing usable waste from disadvantaged sections of the community. This city has managed to modernize in a relatively sane manner- historic buildings have been preserved , a handful of streets have been closed to cars and there are many parks, gardens and wide boulevards.

The population is mostly the descendants of Italian, German and Polish imigrants with great respect for their historical past have also lead to the preservation of the Paranaense Museum, Flowers Street, the Guaira Theatre, the Paiol Theatre, and the stately Federal University of Paraná.

Cuiaba

Although Mato Grosso is now the biggest producer of soybeans in Brazil and accounts for 12% of the country's total agricultural output, it is still known as the Brazil's Wild West.

The capital Cuiaba is a frontier town. It has few historic or cultural attractions to interest travelers. However, it's a important starting point for excursions to the Pantanal and the Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Guimaraes.

Tiradentes

 Comfort, sophistication and style make Tiradentes one of the most alluring towns in Minas. Its shops are inviting, the craftworks of the finest quality, the inns and restaurants enchanting. All very romantic.

Trancoso

                                                       
Almost 500 years after its foundation, Trancoso now watch the “invasion” of tourists from all over the world, who go to town searching for sun, sea, peace and history.

Vitória

 Vitória is a warmth and sunny island very close to the continent. It is the capital of the state of Espírito Santo, which is located in the northern frontier of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Thanks to its proximity to other important Brazilian's capitals, such as Rio de Janeiro (50 minutes flight) and São Paulo (1:20 hour flight), attractive surroundings and tourist infrastructure, Vitória regularly holds major conferences and events.

Costa do Sauípe

Costa do Sauipe is a mega entreprise in one of the most beautiful landscapes of the northern coast of Bahia.

The beauty of this region starts in the extremely beautiful Linha Verde (Green Line), the Oceanside road that connects the states of Bahia and Sergipe, and adds a unique beauty to the region, in a completely preserved environment.

Canoa Quebrada

Once a tiny fishing village , located 164 km or 2 hours away from the capital Fortaleza, Canoa Quebrada became known as the pearl of the east coast of Ceara.
Other than beach, the main attactions are watching the sunset from the dunes, tearing aroung in buggies and dancing forro or reggae all night long....

Cabo de Santo Agostinho

The city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho is distant 41 km from Recife and is place of the biggest industrial pole of Pernambuco and of a wonderful scenery of beatiful beaches.

Búzios

Buzios is a peninsula surrounded by a transparent and green ocean, located 192 km southeast from Rio de Janeiro or 03 hours away from Rio by road. Buzios became internationaly known in 60's, after the visit of Brigite Bardot, famous actress from the international cinema, who felt in love with the beauty of the land and the natives
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