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Paraty; Silence Is Golden.

Diving off the bridge mid afternoon.
Paraty; Silence Is Golden.

March 8th 2007
Sunday 4th March to Thursday 8th March, 2007. Having bid farewell to Mario I headed to the waterfront and caught the 10am schooner to the mainland swiftly followed by the noon bus to Paraty, two hours to the south. Set on a shoreline of jutting peninsula┬┤s and secluded beaches the town prospered in the early 18th century as a stopover between Rio and the Minas Gerais goldfield┬┤s but had now, si ... read more
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Brazilian Flag 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
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