Alex Robinson is an award-winning writer and photographer based in London. He was runner up in the Friends of the Earth International Photography Award in 2007, won a Brazilian Press Award for the anniversary edition of Latin America's travel magazine Viagem e Turismo and a US National Magazine award as part of the Fall 2006 edition of Departures Magazine. He has worked with numerous magazines, publishers and broadcasters, including the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Departures, Budget Travel, the Financial Times, Wanderlust, Al Jazeera and the BBC. Gardênia Robinson who is from Minas Gerais in Brazil, is a graduate of the University of Sao Paulo's prestigious Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade. She worked as an investment banker in Brazil before moving to the UK to work on the first guidebook to the Amazon, inspired to write by her favorite author, João Guimarães Rosa. After travelling throughout Latin America, South East Asia and Australia (visiting more than 25 countries), she returned to Brazil to open and run her own NGO working with sustainable tourism in local communities. She has researched and photographed books on London, the Amazon, Brazil and Mexico for publishers including Cadogan, DK and Footprint and has had her pictures published widely in Brazil, Europe and the USA.
Brazil Handbook, 8thby Alex Robinson, Gardenia Robinson
Explore gorgeous, cobbled colonial streets, take in a raucous and mesmerising carnival, hike in the mountains that overlook Rio de Janeiro or explore the emerald-green bays that bejewel the coast. Spot all manner of rare wildlife along the waterways of the Pantanal and explore the lush forest and waterfalls of the Goias Cerrado. Footprint's eighth edition of the Brazil Handbook is perfect for the adventurous traveller wanting to get off the beaten track and explore South America's largest and most diverse country. This guide is jam-packed with information about the country's eclectic festivals, passionate sporting events, vast biodiversity and spectacular scenery. · Great coverage of Amazonia and the adventure travel scene including caving, canoeing, scuba-diving, hang-gliding, paragliding and many more · Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from dune-trekking in Olinda to birdwatching in Minas Gerais· Includes comprehensive listings from the Mardi Gras celebrations in Rio to the traditional parades and hippy festivals in Cidade de Goiás and Bahia · Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget · Full-colour planning section to inspire travellers and help you find the best experiences Fully updated, Footprint's Brazil Handbook is packed with all the information you'll need to get the best out of Brazil.
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