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Mar 20, 2013 - Tiradentes and Brazilian Independence

“What do Brazilians think of the violence and dangers in big cities like Rio and Sao Paulo”, I ask Fernando. Breakfast has just finished as we strike up a conversation in the pousada Ibiscus in Jericoacoara where he, his wife Genôva and I are staying. I had asked the same question before of a young Brazilian professional woman over breakfast in Paraty. She also spoke decent English, like Fernando who has spent 11 years in the US, but she had said it was: ’too complicated’. “Well, it certainly has something to do with poverty and the great...

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Jan 23, 2008 - Tiradentes/Sao Joao del Rei

Pictures 1 to 5 are of Rio and picture #6 is in Sao Joao del Ray/Tiradentes and on from there. These are two Colonial towns which to a certain extent have been preserved and very much lived in. I am sorely tempted to frustrate any one who is still opening this blog to give the story of gold, diamonds, escaped slaves, political shenanigans and my own take on the politics, inequalities, foods, transportation and the strange day to day differences between here and home. The truth is that this is not a lecture series or a personal Dear Diary...

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