Jammed in the mountains of Serra da Mantiqueira, Pico Agudo is one of the most radical of Santo Antonio do Pinhal. The 9 km from the city center and 1700 meters altitude, sighting from the Stone Chest in São Bento do Sapucaí to the Vale do Paraiba, where the naked eye on clear days, can be seen from Sao Jose dos Campos to Basilica of Aparecida. It is considered a key points for practice in the State of Free Flight, both paragliding and hang-gliding, because as they say themselves that frequent flying daily peak, "Pico Agudo is the only place where he gives all year long flight" . And if you like the adrenaline of the sport, double jumps Paragliding and Hang Gliding can also be arranged with instructors prodelta, factory equipment for free flight with a seat in the city.
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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.