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.

Ricardo Monteiro
Zen Backwoods Waterfalls 15k
Marcio Dufranc Photography
Av Jose de Souza Campos, Campinas SP, Brasil
Marcio Cabral
Raizama Rappel
Marcio Dufranc Photography
Praça Ralph Stettinger, Campinas SP, Brasil
Rafael Linetzky Sotto Maior
Ibirapuera Park - São Paulo
Marcio Cabral
Pousada Paralelo14
Jon Tojek
Rio Olympic Stadium02 João Havelange - Tojek_VFX
Marcio Cabral
Santa Barbara Waterfall Underwater
Marcio Cabral
Pousada Paralelo 14
J-P. Scherrer
The sea from my balcony
Gustavo Galvão
Incredible sunset - Recife, Brazil
Emilio Campi - 360 Total
Museu Municipal de Santa Rosa 6, RS
Emilio Campi - 360 Total
Mundo a Vapor
Mauricio Rubio - Videopontocom
Raimundo Rodriguez na Exposição coletiva Pop e Popular no Parque das Ruínas.
Leandro Saadi
Barco Pesqueiro
Marcio Cabral
Mysterious Lagoon 2
Marcio Cabral
Mysterious Lagoon 1
Marcio Cabral
Alto Paraíso at Magic Hour
Ederson Nunes
Viaduto na Avenida Borges de Medeiros - Boulevard Overpass
Ederson Nunes
Viaduto na Avenida Borges de Medeiros - Boulevard Overpass