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The perfect setting of Olinda  
   

The perfect setting of Olinda

Carnival

February 20th 2009
Carnaval is coming Carnival in Olinda and Recife is supposedly the third most important in Brazil. Some claim to fame after Rio and Salvador! However, we chose to come here as it is said to have a tradition and intimacy that Rio or Salvador lack. And, perhaps just as importantly, it is safer. We arrived in Olinda on the Thursday morning and after a bit of a walk, managed to find ... 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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