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SUBCHAPTER 9 – Morro do Chapéu

November 24, 2014
Morro do Chapéu 11°33'0''S - 41°9'21''W Elevation: 1,000 mts. Temperature: 18°/24 °C (Winter may reach 10°C) Ten years ago I visited Morro do Chapéu for the first time. I was …

SUBCHAPTER 9 – São Miguel das Figuras

December 11, 2014
The Bandeirantes expanded Portuguese America from the small limits of the Tordesilhas Line to roughly the same territory as current Brazil. This expansion discovered mineral wealth that made the fortune …

Subchapter 8 – Past, Present, Future

October 30, 2014
  Led by my friend Adroaldo, I visited the outskirts of Jacobina where I found an exuberant vegetation in spite of the dryness of the landscape. What a paradigm for …

Subchapter 8 – Jacobina, Bahia

October 30, 2014
 In August 2003, I visited Jacobina for the very first time. Following a suggestion, the trip had a purpose: I was to locate the habitat of the elusive Orthophytum navioides …

Chapter 8 – Bahia

October 30, 2014
CHAPTER 8 BAHIA    “King Manoel, I decided to follow up Vasco da Gama´s discovery in 1498 of an all-water route to India with a larger expedition. Under the command of …

Subchapter 6 – Fazenda Buritis

October 30, 2014
Dear reader, I praise the practical, rational side of things in life and when Geraldo - my guide to Fazenda Buritis - invited us to visit the farm where his …

Chapter 5 – Grão Mogol

October 30, 2014
Grão Mogol 16°42'36"S - 42°52'11"W Elevation 829 meters Dear reader, The city of Grão Mogol is part of the Cadeia do Espinhaço (Espinhaço Range) and is located in an isolated …