Cobbled Paraty March 1st 2008 Paraty, a small colonial port town on the southern-coast of Rio de Janeiro state illustrates one small subsection of history and culture of Brazil.
During the 18th century the hills and mountains of Minas Geras a few hundred kilometers to the North were plundered, the Portuguese had found their el dorado, cities of gold, even if it were all buried under hills. Massive quantities of gold and gem ... read more
South America » Brazil » Rio de Janeiro » Paraty Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more