Schooners around Paraty March 4th 2008 Paraty has another tourist draw. In the bay of Paraty (ed. Possibly Ilha Grande) - there are reportedly 365 islands, one for every day of the year - it's probably 366 islands on leap years. The islands and coastline are stunning and Sao Paulistas and Cariocas (residents of Rio and Sao Paulo) flock to the schooners for a day of delights snorkelling, lounging, sun bathing and listening to music on a ... 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
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