Best of Brazil: Brazilian Marines Invade Scotland
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Best of Brazil: Brazilian Marines Invade Scotland

Well…the Brazilian Marine Band, that is. This is a fascinating mixing of two cultures: Brazilian music with Scottish instrumentation. And they really pull it off – The Luiz Gonzaga classic “Asa Branca” (White Wing) actually sound pretty good on bagpipes. Also…love those helmets! ____________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our…

Best of Brazil: More Piaui Caverns
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Best of Brazil: More Piaui Caverns

The last two Best of Brazil posts have featured pictures and video from colleague and friend Tim Reiner’s adventures in sand railing in the interior state of Piaui (see part 1 here, and part 2 here). Today’s post is a bonus round, featuring some photos Tim sent me of another cave he visited in the…

Best of Brazil: Piaui Cave Adventure
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Best of Brazil: Piaui Cave Adventure

A few weeks ago we shared some videos from my friend Tim Reiner, of an adventure he and some friends had on their sand rails in Caracol, Piaui. Today we will continue that adventure, showing some of the magnificent caverns they visited. The entrance into the gruta Amazing rock formations. Still more rock formations. One…

Best of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro in 2000
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Best of Brazil: Rio de Janeiro in 2000

Almost exactly 23 years ago Itacyara and I went to Rio to get her visa so she could go to the US. We spent about two weeks there and took advantage of the time to see the sights and snap some pictures. Some of these pictures have been preserved in my digital archives, and I…

Best of Brazil: Mini Mundo in Gramado
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Best of Brazil: Mini Mundo in Gramado

I mentioned this attraction in a previous post, but that did not give it nearly the coverage it deserves. Mini Mundo is what we in the Model Railroading community call a “garden railway”. But it is certainly not your “garden variety” garden railway. It’s creators have gone all-out to make sure there is something for…

Best of Brazil: Special “Creepy Crawly” Post
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Best of Brazil: Special “Creepy Crawly” Post

As I was sifting through our photo archives the other day, it dawned on me that in the course of our almost two decades in Brazil we have had many encounters of the six-legged or eight-legged kind. These encounters have ranged from the interesting to the downright terrifying. And many of them have been caught…

Best of Brazil – Photos from Foz de Iguaçu
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Best of Brazil – Photos from Foz de Iguaçu

Several years ago our family had the opportunity to visit the spectacular Foz de Iguaçu waterfalls. While we’ve featured video of the Foz here before, I realized we had never shared these first-hand pictures. Foz de Iguaçu is high on our list of places we would like to return to someday. _____________________ Did you enjoy…

Best of Brazil: Why did the Sloth Cross the Road?
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Best of Brazil: Why did the Sloth Cross the Road?

Because there was a guy there to help him. Otherwise, he’d be toast. Seriously…how have these animals survived natural selection? Of course, we’ve had our own experience with a sloth in need of assistance… ____________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our ministry in Brazil. As an Amazon Associate I earn…