Monthly Archives: August 2016

BRAZIL – Upstream into the Pantanal Waterworld

Watery Vistas with Sky Filling Flocks of Herons; Jacaré Alligators, Howler Monkeys, Toucans (well, One Toucan), and the wonderfully weird and brilliantly named Tuiuiu! Brazil – Django Reinhardt Our second Pantanal excursion.  You can explore the Pantanal by car in … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – The Black & Brown Waters of the Amazon UPDATED, NEW & IMPROVED

Well, no, the waters themselves are pretty much as they were, but my blog post about them has been updated, with all new and improved pictures and information about the truly spectacular Meeting of the Waters in the Amazon river … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – Wildlife Encounters Driving into the Pantanal

Vast watery landscapes, birds birds birds, and really close encounters with the largest and cuddliest monster rodents you can imagine as well as the jacaré, Brazil’s alligators! Brazil (Sam Lowry’s First Dream) – Michael Kamen / Kate Bush Two weeks … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – The Caves of PETAR

Brazil – Geoff Muldaur The pictures of Brazil I have posted so far have been from our trip four years ago.  Today for the first time I post pictures from our current trip.  Our first stop in Brazil after touching … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – Rio Religioso

Brazil – Ritchie Family Welcome back to Rio de Janeiro, currently in the midst of hosting the Olympic Games.  Ed and I are currently in other parts of Brazil, but four years ago we were all over Rio.  I already … Continue reading

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BRAZIL- RIO DE JANEIRO – Ipanema, Copacabana and the Sugarloaf

Brazil – Frank Sinatra Ed and I are in Brazil this August, but we are not going to Rio de Janeiro.  Not this year.  Not going to compete with the Olympics.  But four years ago, we spent 6 fabulous days … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – Floating Forests, Piranhas, and Sunsets of the Amazon

Above, the Jungle Lodge, where we stayed for a weekend Amazon Adventure on the Urubu River BRAZIL (Bachianos Brazil Samba) – Michael Kamen Below views of the Urubu River from the Lodge tower. The Urubu river gets its name from … Continue reading

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BRAZIL – The Black & Brown Waters of the Amazon

Brazil – Pink Martini Welcome to Brazil.  Today we look at the waters of the Amazon, first at Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, where the brown waters of the Amazon, flowing in from the West and Southwest, … Continue reading

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