Category: Brazil

Legendary Iguazu Falls (and Coati and Cougars and Puma, oh my!)

Iguazu Falls are the waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of Argentina and Brazil. They are the largest waterfalls system in the world. The name “Iguazu” comes from the Guarani or Tupi words “y,” meaning “water,” and “ûasú,” meaning “big.” Legend has it that a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover… Read more →

Experiencing the Amazon Jungle

The Amazon jungle covers 7 million square kilometers over 9 nations in South America: Brazil (60%); Peru (13%); Columbia (10%); Venezuela; Ecuador, Bolivia; Guyana; Suriname; and, French Guiana.  Since we arrived in South America last October, I have dreamed about experiencing the Amazon. Our path across Ecuador and Peru verged so very close to it, but we could never work out… Read more →

Getting lost in Rio

You might think that getting lost in Rio is not the best advice. But then you would miss all the fun stuff! We are not the type of travelers to abide by or create top 10 lists. We wander towns and cities and hope to get lost in them. We enjoy exploring neighborhoods, one block at a time. We typically… Read more →

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