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"tall and tan and young and lovely, The girl from ipanema goes walking and when she passes, each one she passes goes aaah!" by vinicius de moraes
 

highights
Rio de Janeiro, Jericoacoara, Sucos - juice bars, Fine dining in Sao Paolo, Caipirinhas, View of Sao Paolo skyline from Skye Bar at Hotel Unique, Spotting anteaters, armadillos and tarantulas in the Pantanal

lows
Covered head to toe with mosquito bites in the Pantanal, Large country = long bus rides

head scratchers
Rio's beachfront favelas, Cheese queijo?, Sao Paolo contains the largest Japanese community outside Japan, Pantanal is mostly privately owned cow grazing pastures

 

 

population (mn)

176 million
capital Brasilia
languages Portuguese
religion Catholic, Christian
currency Real
US$1 = 2.7Reals

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ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 5
culture: 5
fun: 4
transport: 4
nature: 5
food: 3

 

 
total score: 26/30

 

average cost per day
US $80 per day (for two) -- Accommodation, food and transport were great and cheap. Flights, visas, tours/activities and generally treating ourselves to nice hotels and restaurants brought overall costs up.

 

 

 

 
  January 14 ->   brazilian observations  
  January 13 ->   getting wet in brazil  
  January 2 ->   reveling in rio  
  December 29 ->   Chapada Diamantina  
  December 24->   Jericoacoara  
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brazilian tourism board
general info
paraty travel info
chapada trekking
mosquito blue hotel, jeri
bonito
pantanal