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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 …