New PDF release: Brazil Up Close: The Sensuous & Adventurous Guide (Brazil Up

By Pamela Bloom

ISBN-10: 0585075441

ISBN-13: 9780585075440

ISBN-10: 1556507550

ISBN-13: 9781556507557

A viewers' advisor to Brazil which covers all elements of the rustic, from eco-trekking within the Amazon to samba indicates and jazz bars within the towns. Explains the place to shop for the simplest crystals, tapestry and conventional clay icons, with suggestion on the place to stick, from jungle inns to inns.

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What the judges say:". . what really sets this book apart is the author's persona. Though all the facts are included in a 700-plus-page presentation, the feel is as bouncy as a samba. . " Dedication To Maneco Bueno, whose record collection recharted the course of my life; And to my mother, who continues to survive beautifully my trips to Brazil. Page x Page xi Contents Introduction 1 Where To Go 2 What To Do 5 How To Go 6 Is Brazil Expensive? 7 Why Go? 7 How To Use This Guide 8 Surviving Brazil In Style 9 Before You Go 9 Accommodations 9 Air Travel To Brazil 10 The Best Time To Visit 13 Consulates 13 Customs 13 Documents 14 Language 14 Money 15 Photography 16 Safety 16 Vaccinations 17 What To Pack 17 While You're There 18 Bringing Home Brazil 18 Business Hours & Holidays 19 Climate 19 Communications 20 Electricity 21 Emergencies 21 Hair Salons 22 Health 22 Money/Currency Exchange 24 Police 26 Restrooms 27 Shopping 27 Time Zones 27 Transportation 28 The Best Of Brazil 31 Itineraries 33 Page xii Roots 35 The First Europeans 35 The First Progenitors 36 Missionaries 37 Motley Crews 38 Constitutional Emperor & Perpetual Defender of Brazil 38 National Unity 39 Slavery 40 The End Of The Monarchy 41 The Good, the Bad & the Ugly 41 The Second World War 41 Brasilia 42 Trials & Tribulations 43 Democratic Elections 43 Scandal 44 Recovery & Renewal 45 Introducing Brazil 47 Inside Brazilians 47 Cuisine 51 Traveler's Guide To Brazilian Spirits 54 Carnaval 60 Hands-On Carnaval (Rio) 70 The Sounds Of Brazil 72 Literature & The Arts 80 Rio De Janeiro 83 History 87 A Bird's Eye View 90 Sights 92 Museums 99 Galleries 102 Artist Studios 103 Especially For Children 103 Rainy Days In Rio 104 Rio By Foot 106 Where To Stay 114 Where To Eat 130 Nightlife 154 Gay Rio 166 Shopping 167 Hands-On Rio 179 Page xiii Excursions From Rio 193 North Of Rio 194 Petrópolis 194 Sights 195 Sports 196 Where To Stay & Eat 196 Shopping 197 Hands-On Petrópolis 197 Teresópolis 198 Where To Stay 198 Where To Eat 199 Costa do Sol 199 Búzios 200 Sights 200 Beaches 201 Sports 201 Where To Stay 201 Where To Eat 202 Shopping 203 Hands-On Búzios 203 South Of Rio 204 Costa Verde 204 Sights 205 Excursions 206 Where To Stay 206 Ilha Grande 207 Where To Stay 208 Where To Eat 209 Nightlife 209 Hands-On Ilha Grande 209 Parati 210 Sights 211 Excursions 212 Fazenda Bananal 212 Where To Stay 212 Where To Eat 214 Shopping 215 Nightlife 215 Hands-On Parati 215 Serra da Bocaina 216 Along The Way 216 Where To Stay 217 Hands-On Serra da Bocaina 217 Page xiv Minas Gerais 219 Belo Horizonte 221 History 221 Sights 222 Museums 224 Excursions 224 Where To Stay 225 Where To Eat 227 Nightlife 230 Gay Belo Horizonte 231 Shopping 231 Sports 233 Hands-On Belo Horizonte 233 Historical Cities 235 Ouro Preto 236 History 238 A Bird's Eye View 239 Sights 239 Where To Stay 244 Where To Eat 248 Nightlife 250 Shopping 250 Hands-On Ouro Preto 251 Mariana 253 History 253 Sights 254 Excursions 256 Mina da Passagem 256 Vila Brumado 257 Where To Stay 257 Where To Eat 258 Nightlife 258 Shopping 258 Hands-On Mariana 259 São João del Rei 260 History 261 A Bird's Eye View 261 Sights 262 Excursions 264 Maria Fumaça a Train To Tiradentes 264 Pewter Factory 265 Mineral Springs & Spa 265 Where To Stay 265 Where To Eat 266 Page xv Shopping 267 Hands-On São João Del Rei 267 Tiradentes 267 Where To Stay 269 Where To Eat 270 Shopping 270 Hands-On Tiradentes 271 Congonhas 271 History 271 A Bird's Eye View 272 Sights 273 Where To Stay 276 Where To Eat 276 Shopping 277 Hands-On Congonhas 277 Diamantina 278 History 279 Sights 280 Excursions 281 Caminho dos Escravos (Road of the Slaves) 281 A Grutado Salitre 281 Fábrica de Tecidos Biribiri 281 Waterfalls 282 Where To Stay 282 Where To Eat 283 Shopping 283 Hands-On Diamantina 284 Serro 285 Sights 286 Excursions 287 Where To Stay & Eat 288 Shopping 288 Hands-On Serro 288 Milho Verde & São Gonçalo 289 Sights 289 Where To Stay 290 Hands-On Milho Verde & São Gonçalo 291 Caraça 291 The Spa Towns 292 São Lourenço 292 Sights 292 Where To Stay 294 Where To Eat 294 Shopping 295 Page xvi Hands-On São Lourenço 295 Caxambu 296 Sights 296 Excursions 298 Where To Stay 298 Where To Eat 299 Nightlife 300 Shopping 300 Hands-On Caxambu 300 São Tomé das Letras 301 Excursions 302 Where To Stay 302 Where To Eat 302 Shopping 303 Hands-On São Tomé Das Letras 303 The State Of São Paulo 305 São Paulo City 305 History 306 A Bird's Eye View 308 Sights 309 Excursions 313 Where To Stay 314 Where To Eat 319 Nightlife 329 Gay São Paulo 332 Shopping 332 Hands-On São Paulo 335 Guarujá 339 Where To Stay 340 Where To Eat 341 Nightlife 342 Shopping 343 Hands-On Guarujá 343 Santos 343 History 344 A Bird's Eye View 344 Sights 345 Excursions 346 Fazenda Cabucu 346 Laje de Santos 346 Itatinga Village/Itatinga Tracks 346 O Dique 347 Schooner Trips 347 Page xvii Where To Stay 348 Where To Eat 348 Nightlife 349 Shopping 349 Hands-On Santos 350 Santa Catarina 353 Florianópolis 354 Beaches 354 Sights 355 Where To Stay 356 Where To Eat 357 Nightlife 358 Hands-On Florianópolis 358 Joinville 359 Sights 360 Excursions 361 Where To Stay 361 Where To Eat 362 Nightlife 362 Shopping 362 Hands-On Joinville 363 Blumenau 363 Sights 365 Where To Stay 365 Where To Eat 366 Nightlife 367 Shopping 367 Hands-On Blumenau 368 Camboriú 368 Sights 369 Where To Stay 369 Where To Eat 369 Nightlife 370 Hands-On Camboriú 370 Iguaçu Falls 371 The Brazilian Side 372 The Argentine Side 374 Other Sights 375 Where To Stay 376 Where To Eat 378 Nightlife 379 Page xviii Shopping 380 Hands-On Foz do Iguaçu 380 Rio Grande Do Sul 383 Culture 384 Porto Alegre 386 Sights 387 Where To Stay 388 Where To Eat 388 Nightlife 391 Gay Porto Alegre 392 Shopping 392 Hands-On Porto Alegre 392 Gramado & Canela 394 Sights In Canela 394 Sights In Gramado 395 Where To Stay 396 Where To Eat 398 Shopping 399 Hands-On Gramado & Canela 400 Nova Petrópolis 400 Sights 401 Where To Stay 401 Where To Eat 402 Shopping 402 Hands-On Nova Petrópolis 402 Torres 403 Beaches 403 Excursions 404 Where To Stay 405 Where To Eat 405 Shopping 406 Hands-On Torres 406 Wine Country 407 Caxias do Sul 407 Where To Stay 408 Where To Eat 408 Shopping 409 Hands-On Caxias do Sul 409 Farroupilha 409 Garibaldi 410 Wine-Tasting 410 Where To Stay 411 Bento Gonçalves 411 Page xix Wine-Tasting 412 Where To Stay 412 Where To Eat 412 Carlos Barbosa 413 Brasília 415 History 415 A Bird's Eye View 419 Political Sights 421 Spiritual Sights 424 Ecological Sights 426 Where To Stay 427 Where To Eat 429 Nightlife 432 Gay Brasília 433 Shopping 433 Healers 433 Hands-On Brasília 434 Bahia 437 Salvador 438 History 439 Culture 441 Bird's Eye View 442 Walking Tour 444 Other Sights 450 Museums 452 Rainy Days 453 Beaches 453 Excursions 455 Ilha dos Frades 455 Itaparica 456 Joanes River 456 Where To Stay 456 Where To Eat 464 Nightlife 471 Gay Salvador 473 Shopping 473 Hands-On Salvador 477 Cachoeira 483 Walking Tour 484 Candomblé 486 Where To Stay & Eat 486 Nightlife 487 Page xx Hands-On Cachoeira 487 Praia do Forte 487 Ecology 488 Sights 489 Excursions 490 Where To Stay 490 Where To Eat 492 Hands-On Praia do Forte 493 Morro de Sao Paulo 493 Where To Stay & Eat 495 Party Bahia 495 Porto Seguro 495 Sights 496 Where To Stay 497 Where To Eat 498 Nightlife 499 Shopping 499 Hands-On Porto Seguro 500 Arraial d'Ajuda 501 Beaches 502 Where To Stay 502 Where To Eat 504 Nightlife 504 Hands-On Arraial d'Ajuda 505 Trancoso 506 Where To Stay 506 Where To Eat 507 Hands-On Trancoso 507 The Northeast 509 The People 509 History 510 Maceió 512 A Bird's Eye View 512 Beaches 513 Excursions 515 Marechal Deodoro 515 Where To Stay 516 Where To Eat 519 Nightlife 520 Shopping 521 Hands-On Maceió 521 Recife & Olinda 522 History 523 Page xxi A Bird's Eye View 523 Sights In Recife 524 Walking Tour Of Olinda 525 Beaches In Recife 529 Beaches Near Recife 529 Excursion 532 Northeastern Crafts 532 Where To Stay 532 Where To Eat 535 Nightlife 537 Shopping 537 Hands-On Recife & Olinda 538 Natal 539 History 540 A Bird's Eye View 540 Beaches in Natal 541 Beaches Near Natal 542 Where To Stay 544 Where To Eat 547 Nightlife 549 Shopping 550 Spiritualism 550 Hands-On Natal 551 Fortaleza 552 History 553 Bird's Eye View 554 Culture 554 Sights 555 Beaches 556 Excursions 559 Schoooner Trips 559 Dune Surfing 559 Where To Stay 560 Where To Eat 563 Nightlife 565 Gay Fortaleza 566 Shopping 566 Hands-On Fortaleza 568 Fernando de Noronha 570 History 571 Sights 572 Excursions 573 Birdwatching 573 Sunsets 573 Page xxii Surfing 573 Where To Stay & Eat 573 Hands-On Fernando de Noronha 574 São Luis 575 Bumba-meu-boi Festivities 576 History 577 Sights 577 Museums 581 Beaches 581 Excursions 582 Where To Stay 582 Where To Eat 584 Shopping 586 Hands-On São Luis 586 Excursions Beyond São Luis 587 Alcântara 587 Parque Nacional dos Lençois 589 Tutóia 590 Amazônia 593 History 594 A Bird's Eye View 600 A Quick Rainforest Tour 601 Options For Travel 603 The Amazon Survival Kit 604 Santarém 608 History 609 A Bird's Eye View 610 Sights 610 Excursions 613 Alter de Chão 613 Muiraquitãs Lake 613 Praça de Nossa Senhora da Saude 613 River Cruises 615 Lodge Expeditions 617 Where To Stay 617 W here To Eat 618 Nightlife 619 Shopping 620 Hands-On Santarém 622 Belém 624 Sights 625 Excursions 633 River Travel 633 Mosquiero Island 633 Page xxiii Marajo Island 634 Salinas 635 Where To Stay 636 Where To Eat 637 Nightlife 639 Shopping 640 Hands-On Belém 642 Manaus 644 History 645 Sights 646 Beaches 648 Museums 648 Jungle Excursions 651 Cruise Packages 651 Excursions: Ornamental Fish 652 Where To Stay 652 Where To Eat 658 Nightlife 660 Gay Manaus 661 Shopping 662 Hands-On Manaus 663 Alta Floresta 666 Culture 668 Where To Stay 669 Hands-On Alta Floresta 669 The Pantanal 671 Pantanal Survival Kit 679 Cuiabá 680 A Bird's Eye View 681 Sights 681 Museums & The Zoo 682 Where To Stay 682 Where To Eat 683 Nightlife 684 Shopping 685 Healers 685 Hands-On Cuiabá 686 Chapada Dos Guimarães 688 History 689 A Bird's Eye View 689 Sights 690 Where To Stay 692 Where To Eat 693 Page xxiv Shopping 694 Healers 694 Hands-On Chapada Dos Guimarães 694 Contacts & More 697 Specialty Tours 697 Travel Agencies & Tour Operators 700 Ocean Line Cruises 700 Online Information 701 Rainforest Support Groups 702 Health Kit For The Tropics 703 Books & Films 709 Selected Discography 715 Language 719 Index 731 Maps Brazil 3 States of Brazil 4 The City of Rio de Janeiro 85 Copacabana 91 Greener Rio (state) 193 Minas Gerais 220 Sao Paulo 309 Santa Catarina 354 Iguaçu Falls 372 Rio Grande do Sul 383 Brasilia 420 Salvador 445 Bay Of All Saints (Salvador) 454 Noertheast Brazil 511 Beaches of Fortaleza 556 Amazônia & The Pantanal 594 The Pantanal 671 Page 1 Introduction Brazil is a land of exotic collision.

How To Use This Guide The best way to get acquainted with Brazil through this book is to read the first chapters up to Rio, followed by the introduction to each region. Then, according to your interest, move on to the introduction to each city, also perusing the descriptions of the beaches, as well as the sections on Excursions. Hotels and restaurants have been listed in such a way as to facilitate clarity and to give you a quick idea of what's available in all price ranges. Because the "culture" of Brazil differs from region to region, I have included this kind of information within each particular area to preserve their distinctive flavors.

In any case, I would love to hear from you about your trip, your likes and dislikes, and any suggestions for future editions of this guide. After all, it was thousands of 18th-century bandeirantes (pioneers), not just one that opened up the interior of Brazil to the rest of the world. If only we in the 20th century could be half as adventurous. So get out the suntan lotion, pack your sexiest swimsuit, and head out with me to one of the most glorious spots on this Earth. As they say in Brazil, Vai com Deus (Go with God) and, as I like to add, May you return with a song in your heart.

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