Galópolis because of its large waterfall and extensive pine valley of the creek, the site was formerly known as the Valley del Profondo, and was inhabited after 1876 by settlers who were dedicated to the subsistence economy. In 1898 there was a wool installed by a wave of immigrants from Schio, Italy. In 1940 the textile industry went through a serious crisis, and was acquired by Hercules Gall, who reorganized the venture in partnership with the Chavez brothers, and managed to make it prosper, and that the community which depended directly, for which he was honored with change the local name for "Galópolis." It is located 10 km from the city center, and today most of its population of 2,200 depends on work at the administrative level. The area has great natural beauty and is part of the tourist route of rural tourism.
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The University of Caxias do Sul (UCS) is an institution of higher learning in northeastern Rio Grande...
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.