Brazil

Here's your soundtrack. Okay, maybe they're not exactly brazillian but their music is awesome and their live shows legendary.

Now, Brazil covers almost half of South America and its Amazon rainforest is the world's largest jungle... which is rapidly getting cut down. The country is basically one giant botanical garden with some bangin' cities on its edges.

Brazil was colonized in 1808 by the royal court of Portugal, which was fleeing Napolean's troops. They didn't stay long, and Brazil won its independence in 1822.

Its biggest city, Sao Paulo, is the financial hub of South America. Brazil is the "b" in BRIC -- Brazil, Russia, India and China. These four were labeled the world's fastest developing large economies in the year 2001.

Brazil is known for three things: amazingly beautiful women, carnival, and Pele -- King of Football, Athlete of the Century, football ambassador of the world and a declared national treasure.

Brazillians can tell foreigners a mile away, by the way their hips move. Samba is built into the soul of brazil and carnival is when it bursts out into twenty-four hour undying explosions of sound on every street.

This picture of mask diving at the Taipus reefs makes me shed hot and salty tears all over my calendar, which is set on "January" right now.

Text by Steve Smith.

Alex Rezende
Por do Sol na torre em 360º
rogerio orion
Paramotor laranjeiras do sul
rogerio orion
Piscina do Iguaçu Tênis Clube
Emilio Campi - 360 Total
Church St. Benedict
Emilio Campi - 360 Total
Eco-Park Pesca na Montanha
Emilio Campi - 360 Total
Pedra do Baú (Stone Chest)
Luciano Correa | Vista Panorâmica
Ilhabela - Old Village
J-P. Scherrer
Manaira Beach, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
J-P. Scherrer
In my underground parking !
Alex Rezende
Todo do Mundo
Luciano Correa | Vista Panorâmica
Vista da ilha das cabras em ilha bela sp no canal de sao sebastiao
C. A. Kuerten
Suspension bridge over the river Piracicaba
Luciano Correa | Vista Panorâmica
Embarque em Baleeira no Curso de Salvatagem da Max Training em Vila Velha
Fernando Pinto
Torre: Apa do Pratigi
Fernando Pinto
Ladeira Pelourinho, Carnaval 2009
Luciano Correa | Vista Panorâmica
Final de tarde no Morro do Moreno em Vila Velha ES
Henk Keijzer
View from the 41st floor of the Circolo Italiano, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Henk Keijzer
Municipal Market, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rodrigo Carletti
Church DOMBOSCO
Luciano Correa | Vista Panorâmica
Sky Bike no Lenz Gourmet em Campos do Jordão