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Pirenopolis – nature, history and culture in central Brazil – day 01

The colonial style town of Pirenopolis, with its stone paved streets and portuguese influenced architecture sits at the base of the Pireneus sierra in the mid-west state of Goias – Brazil. Surrounded by beauiful hills and breath taking waterfalls, it makes just an 80 mile drive from the brazilian capital – Brasilia/DF – making it a […]

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Top 15 Brazilian Train rides: part 3

11. The Railroad of Campos do Jordao (São Paulo): part of the Mantiqueira circuit, the Campos do Jordao Railway is centenary: was opened in 1914 and its original purpose was to facilitate the transport of consumptive patients for Campos do Jordao treatment sanatoriums. Today in its 47 km long, you can make many rail trips […]

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Top 15 Brazilian Train Rides – part 02

6. Train of the Mountains (Espírito Santo): the train makes a trip of 46 km between the beaches and mountains of the Espírito Santo. The journey begins in Viana, in the metropolitan area of Vitória, and continues to Domingos Martins, which displays beautiful mountain scenery and a rich typical cuisine. Then moves to the mountainous […]

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Top 15 Brazilian Train Rides – part 01

1. Train of Serra do Mar (Paraná): the train travels 110 km on a railway 125 years old, through one of the most pristine areas of rainforest in Brazil. The daily tour starts at Curitiba and continues towards Morretes, a city founded in 1721, which is full of historic buildings and a rich cuisine. On Sundays, […]

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