The Sateré-Mawé (or Sateré-Maue) is an indigenous tribe located in the Brazilian Amazon, with an estimated population of about 10,761. The Sateré-Mawé are the first to domesticate and cultivate guarana, a popular stimulant.


The Satere-Mawe people use intentional bullet ant stings as part of their initiation rites to become a warrior. The ants are first rendered unconscious by submerging them in a natural sedative and then hundreds of them are woven into a glove made out of leaves (which resembles a large oven mitt), stinger facing inward. When the ants regain consciousness, a boy slips the glove onto his hand. The goal of this initiation rite is to keep the glove on for a full ten minutes. When finished, the boy’s hand and part of his arm are temporarily paralyzed due to the ant venom, and he may shake uncontrollably for days. The only “protection” provided is a coating of charcoal on the hands, supposedly to confuse the ants and inhibit their stinging. To fully complete the initiation, however, the boys must go through the ordeal a total of 20 times over the course of several months or even years.
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From Brazil
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The vegetation is mostly subtropical wet forest rich in lianas and epithytes, although the forests have less species diversity when compared with others in Brazil and parts of Paraguay. Nonethless, over 2,000 species of vascular plant have been identified. Vegitation around falls is particularly luxuriant due to the constant spray.


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Victoria amazonica is a species of flowering plant, the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lilies.
The species has very large leaves, up to 3 m in diameter, that float on the water’s surface on a submerged stalk, 7–8 m in length. The species was once called Victoria regia after Queen Victoria, but the name was superseded. V. amazonica is native to the shallow waters of the Amazon River basin, such as oxbow lakes and bayous. It is depicted in the Guyanese coat of arms. The flowers are white the first night they are open and become pink the second night. They are up to 40 cm in diameter, and are pollinated by beetles.
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Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, the town’s history is linked to the sugar-cane industry. Rebuilt after being looted by the Dutch, its basic urban fabric dates from the 18th century. The harmonious balance between the buildings, gardens, 20 Baroque churches, convents and numerous small passos (chapels) all contribute to Olinda’s particular charm.


From Piaui, Brazil
Travel from Mar 7 to April 15
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No.44 ( My Unesco World Heritage Site)


Praça Tiradentes is the site where Brazilian revolutionary Joaquim Jose da Silva Xavier was hanged in 1972, and takes its name from the nickname (‘tooth-puller, or Tiradentes) he earned due to his profession as a dentist. Numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs are located in the area surrounding the plaza, and cultural hubs like Teatro João Caetano are also situated here.


IMG_3299From Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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IMG_3269 Beautiful Sender

  1. Brazilian Golden Parakeet
  2.  Brazilian Golden Lion Tamarin
  3.  Brazilian Tapir

The Parakeet lives in the drier, upland rainforests in Amazonian Brazil. Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of  Brazil, the Golden Lion Tamarin is an endangered specie. It is the second-largest land mammal in South America, after the Baird’s tapir. It is considered an endangered specie.



From Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Jaburu is a large stork found in from Mexico to Argentina and is most common in the Pantanal region of Brazil.
The Red Guana lives in South America. In Brazil, it found in centain parts of the North and Northeast part of the country. It becomes red when adult.
The Black-Necked Swan is the largest waterfowl native to South America anf found in the South of Brazil.



From Sao Paulo, Brazil
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From Cianorte, Parana, Brazil
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The Iguazu Falls are arranged in a way that seems like a reverse letter “J”. The border between Brazil and Argentina runs through the Devil’s Throat. On the right bank is the Brazilian territory, which has just over 20% of the jumps of these falls, and the left side jumps are Argentine, which make up almost 80% of the falls.

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From Cianorte, Parana, Brazil
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Bombinhas is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in the South region of Brazil. It is the smallest municipality of that state in terms of area.

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From Baruru, S-P, Brazil
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Bike Museum at Joinville

Joinville is the third largest municipality in the southern region of Brazil, after the much larger state capitals of Curitiba and Porto Alegre.
Joinville is also a major industrial, financial and commerce center in Southern Brazil.
In 2013, its population reached approximately 547,000 people, many of whom are of German descent. Joinville’s metropolitan area is home to 1,212,997 residents according to the 2010 census by IBGE.
Owing to urban development and relatively good infrastructure, Joinville has become a major center for events and business conferences. The city has one of the highest standards of living in Latin America.
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From Baruru, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁi.u dɨ ʒɐˈnejɾu]) is one of the 27 states of Brazil. It has the second largest economy of Brazil, with the largest being São Paulo state.

The state of Rio de Janeiro is located within the Brazilian geopolitical region classified as the Southeast (assigned by IBGE). Rio de Janeiro shares borders with all the other states in the same Southeast macroregion: Minas Gerais (N and NW), Espírito Santo (NE) and São Paulo (SW). It is bounded on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. Rio de Janeiro has an area of 43,653 km². Its capital is the city of Rio de Janeiro, which was the capital of the Portuguese Colony of Brazil from 1763 to 1815, capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves from 1815 to 1822, and capital of independent Brazil from 1822 to 1960.
The state’s largest cities are Rio de Janeiro, São Gonçalo, Duque de Caxias, Nova Iguaçu, Belford Roxo, Niterói, São João de Meriti, Campos dos Goytacazes, Petrópolis, Volta Redonda, Magé, Itaboraí, Macaé, Mesquita, Cabo Frio, Nova Friburgo, Angra dos Reis and Barra Mansa.
Rio de Janeiro is the smallest state in the Southeast macroregion and one of the smallest in Brazil. It is, however, the third most populous Brazilian state—with a population of 16 million of people in 2011 (making it the largest population density state in Brazil)—, and the third longest coastline in the country (after those of the states of Bahia and Maranhão).
In the Brazilian flag, the state is represented by the Beta star in the Southern Cross (β = Mimosa).
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From Rio de Janeiro
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