Alto Paraíso de Goiás é um município do Nordeste Goiano, localizado na Chapada dos Veadeiros, junto as outras quatro cidades: Cavalcante, Teresina de Goiás, Colinas do Sul e São João D'Aliança.
Está localizado a 230km de Brasília-DF e a 420 km de Goiânia-GO. Sua população é de 6.638 habitantes e possui uma área de 2.594 km² conforme os dados do IBGE/2007. No Município encontra-se o ponto mais alto do Planalto Central com, Pouso Alto com 1.676 metros de altura.
É reconhecida por seu valioso santuário ecológico, fauna e flora típicas da vegetação predominante, o Cerrado. Considerada um patrimônio natural mundial, pela UNESCO. Atrai turistas do mundo inteiro. Desde aqueles que buscam descanso em meio às belezas naturais e tranqüilidade junto ao astral mástico que envolve a cidade, até os que estão atrás de aventuras radicais em interação com a natureza.
Foto: Emilio Campi
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.