Local Flavor: Light Show at the Train Station
São Luís

Local Flavor: Light Show at the Train Station

Recently, the city of São Luís and the state of Maranhão restored the old train station in São Luís. This Christmas season they put on a light show, using the face of the elegant old building as a backdrop to project colorful images and animations. The theme, unsurprisingly, was trains. And, also unsurprisingly, I had…

The Beautiful Decaying Mansions of São Luís
São Luís

The Beautiful Decaying Mansions of São Luís

This video is in Portuguese, and from 1996. Nevertheless, watching it will give you a good feel for the decadent majesty of the old Portuguese mansions of São Luís. I’m happy to report that since this video a good number of these ancient structures have been restored and are now in use by either private…

São Luís from Two Decades Ago
São Luís

São Luís from Two Decades Ago

As I’ve mentioned before, I see it as one of my duties to inform the rest of the world about one of Brazil’s best-kept secrets – the city of São Luís. Recently this promotional video from 1999 has surfaced, showing our lovely city as it looked back then. It appears to have been aimed at…

Welcome to São Luís (Video)
São Luís

Welcome to São Luís (Video)

Found this great video on Facebook, had to share. This is our adoptive home! Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our ministry in Brazil. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.. This means that clicking on these Amazon links and making purchases is one way you can help our…

Ponta d’Areia From Above
São Luís

Ponta d’Areia From Above

I feel it my duty to show the you beautiful side of the city (and state, and country) we call home. In that vein, I would be remiss if I didn’t share these beautiful drone photos that appeared on Instagram recently. They show the Ponta d’Areia neighborhood of São Luís, which is home to beautiful…

Spectacular Photos of São Luís
São Luís

Spectacular Photos of São Luís

I see it as my duty to share with the world the glories of one of the best-kept secrets of Brazil: the city of São Luís (and, by extension, the state of Maranhão). Today I found a Facebook page that features some spectacular images of my adoptive hometown. Enjoy, and you’re welcome. Did you enjoy…

A Night at the Orchestra
São Luís

A Night at the Orchestra

In Missionary Max and the Jungle Princess, there is a scene where our hero finds himself swinging a beautiful woman around the ballroom floor at a high-society ball. A few pages later he is in the middle of the jungle participating yearly celebration among the Yamani natives. While there are many aspects of the Missionary…

Fresh Scenes from São Luís
São Luís

Fresh Scenes from São Luís

One of the things we try to do here from time to time is acquaint our readers with the part of the world God has called us to minister. Yesterday we came across this Instagram account which features some great pictures of São Luís. Scroll down and enjoy. View this post on Instagram A post…

The Trams, Trains, and Trolleys of São Luís
São Luís

The Trams, Trains, and Trolleys of São Luís

If you know me even superficially, you are probably aware that I like trains. A lot. Ever since arriving in São Luís, I have been fascinated by old pictures of the train and trolley lines that used to crisscross the city. As I walk the streets of the old part of town, I occasionally see…