Down South American Way

João Pessoa is the capital of the state of Paraiba in the northeast of Brazil. Its old town is known for its baroque and art nouveau architecture. It was also held by the Dutch for around 20 years in the 17th century. Its name has changed several times and its current name, literally translated as “John Person”,... Continue Reading →

The Soul of Nature

Carapibus is a beautiful unspoilt beach on the Coast of Conde, in the southern part of the state of Paraiba, northeast of Brazil. The beach stretch is very long, wild, and nearly completely undeveloped.     I stayed in a small pousada (hotel) called Aruanã. We had a beautiful view of the sea front. The... Continue Reading →

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