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Bird-spotting heaven

September 4th 2007
We drove for two days to get from the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park to Poconé. Being so dry it was a spectacular drive but we did see half a dozen toucans and an anteater on the way. Our first stop was at the slightly bizarre and run down resorty Hotel Fazenda Aguas Clara still in the Goiás state. The man in charge tried to push up the prices and in the end we took rooms because he initial ... read more
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