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Frommer's Brazil is the premier guide to the country, with complete coverage of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Bahia, Natal, Brasilia, and more. You'll get details on Carnaval, Ponta Negra, the Amazon, the hang gliding in Rio, the prawns of Ilhabela, and the moquecas of Salvador. Whether you're an archaeology buff, an outdoor adventurer, or a partier in search of a good time, Brazil presents so many diverse travel options that it'll make your head spin. Frommer's B razil will help you plan a memorable trip, starting with our highly opinionated lists of the best experiences the country has to offer.
About the Author
A native of California, Shawn Blore has lived and worked in a half-dozen countries and traveled in 40 more (but who’s counting). Now a resident in Vancouver, Shawn is an award-winning magazine writer and the author of Vancouver: Secrets of the City and co-author of Frommer’s Vancouver & Victoria, Frommer’s South America, and Frommer’s Portable Rio de Janeiro.
Alexandra de Vries made her first journey to Brazil at the ripe old age of 1 month (alas, few of her food reviews from that trip survive). In the years since Alexandra has returned many times to travel, explore, and live in this amazing country. Alexandra co-writes Frommer’s Vancouver & Victoria, about her favorite place to live, and Frommer’s South America and Frommer’s Rio de Janeiro, about her favorite places to visit.
Table of Contents
What's New in Brazil.
1. The Best of Brazil.
2. Planning Your Trip to Brazil.
3. Settling into Rio de Janeiro.
4. Exploring Rio de Janeiro.
5. Side Trips from Rio de Janeiro.
6. Settling into São Paulo.
7. Exploring São Paulo.
8. Salvador & the Best of Bahia.
9. Recife & Olinda.
12. The Amazon: Manaus & Belém.
14. Iguaçu & the Falls.
15. The Pantanal.
16. Fernando do Noronha.
Appendix A: Brazil in Depth.