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]
Date: August 8th 2006
To get to our desert island retreat and relax all we needed to do was spend 10 hours on a bus, 3 hours on a train (after waiting fo ... read more
After spending months in the smog and dirt of South American cities we needed a break! There was no better place to do this than ilha do mel (honey island), a tiny desert island not far from Curitiba in the South of Brasil.