The State Of The Planet

TWILIGHT AT THE AMAZON

Family Vacation in Brazil

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YOUR GUIDE TO BRAZIL
THE TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO
  • Touching Rio's Skies

    around the world, many cityscapes might look the same, but not Rio's the top.

  • A caiman makes a futile attempt at camouflage in the Pantanal, which is riddled with caimans big and small, or considering their average size, just small. The rain had just abetted and with lots of places to soak and lesser areas to bask, they were often crossing the roads or lying motionless, usually with mouths wide open. Pro tip: concentrated and not scattered or impassable like the Amazon, we suspect that most would enjoy this place more, especially independent families traveling with kids.

    Wild Marshes 

    the Amazon might be on every traveler's mind: this is where the wild things are.

  • Sand Art

    art at its finest:

    elaborate and intricate,

    yet fleeting and transitory.

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    The Monster

    how many mouths does a monster have? apparently, this one has 275.

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    Matchbox Houses

    in the heart of Rio,

    a giant pileup of favelas as far as the eye can see.

 

Colossal by any standard, Brazil has truly tipped the scales.
It boasts the widest river, largest forest, and longest beaches.
Then there’s the thing some know as the Carnaval.
Shall we say more?.

Sadly, though, all is not well here. And if there’s any validity to the Gaia theory that posits that planet earth herself works as a self-regulating, integrated biosphere, then surely Brazil would be considered as her lungs. And each day they are being choked. Unfortunately, this downward spiral has increased exponentially lately, no doubt being fueled by the new administration there and its few but powerful supporters in the western world, who see the whole issue through a game theory perspective. Who are we kidding, anyway? To put it mildly, their vision, if it at all exists, is seriously myopic. But hope springs eternal, and so it is our belief that with hard work by the conservationists, things can change.

Then again, most of the push needs to come from us – the common citizens of the world. Without that, we are well on our way to hear the last gasps of the most biodiverse region of our planet.

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