Situada em um vale no alto da Serra da Mantiqueira, Monte Verde se tornou famosa por suas próprias qualidades. Próxima dos grandes centros de um país tropical como o Brasil, Monte Verde apresenta características tipicamente européias; reúne os mesmos atrativos da agitada Campos do Jordão, mas oferece a tranqüilidade de uma pequena cidade do interior. Enfim, é uma ótima alternativa para quem procura o clima frio das montanhas e a paz do convívio íntimo com a natureza. Visite meu site e veja muito mais no blog, fotos 360 graus panorâmicas para visita virtual: Vista Panorâmica.
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.