Travelers' Tales Brazil: True Stories

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Annette Haddad, Scott Doggett
Travelers' Tales, 2004 - Travel - 409 pages
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Brazil is a land of superlatives. It has the biggenst freshwater fish and the rivers to go with them, the largest jungle, and the greatest number of species. It makes the world's best music and throws the world's wildest party. The land where primeval eets modernity teems with life--and what makes life worth living--and nothing is done in moderation. Travelers' Tales Brazil shines a light on a country where the commingling of cultures--of indiginous tribes, Portuguese colonists, West Africans--created a people who are unafraid to embrace life. The Brazilians haev a word--saudade--that means a longing for what could have been. It's a feeling as universal as the sun, but in Brazil no one, including the traveler, allows saudade to interfere with the moment. For the traveler, though, it's a feeling that lingers long after leaving Brazil.
 

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User Review  - APopova - LibraryThing

Written almost 20 years ago and reissued, still a great anthology of true experiences in Brazil Having spent some time there, this was most relevant, even today. A fabulous read. Read full review

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User Review  - tiffleeanderson - LibraryThing

I read this before moving to Brazil. It was a little racy in some parts and used some inappropriate language, but it did give me an idea of what it would be like before moving to Brazil. I want to read some of the other Traveler's Tales from other countries. Read full review

Contents

Bodo SingAlong
3
Argentino
14
Once Upon a Time in Ipanema
18
Tambourine Men of Recife
27
Rio Risque
32
Crappola
50
Where the Wild Things Are
53
Whose Vice Is It Anyway?
67
Hell Have Another
230
Benin via Bahia
237
Alone and Unarmed
244
Finding Uncle Will
254
Amazon StirFry
262
Belem Takes Its Time
267
A Close Encounter
277
Capoeir a Rhythm
281

Soul of the Sertao
74
Maracana Whiz
88
Aracaju Surprise
93
In Search of Miracles
102
Police Beat
113
A Place for Living
119
Opium of the People
137
Where the Sun Dines
147
High on Iguagu
157
My Night of Candomble
160
Simply Irresistible
167
Patience Patience
175
Costa Verde Magic
180
On Track
185
Brasilia the Beautiful
189
Where Life Comes in Slices
193
City of Black Gold
198
Fishing for Peacocks
206
Upriver Chapter
219
Sailing Down to Rio
292
My Maravilhosa Career
300
A Walk in the Forest
307
The Ultimate Road Trip
314
The Guy from Ipanema
320
Down the River of Doubt
335
Unquestioned Authority
344
Malarial Misery
348
Young Down and Out
354
The Word Denied
360
Two Pitas and a Tattoo
370
A Thou on the Dog
378
The Real Brazil
385
Books for Further Reading
389
Glossary
393
Index
398
Index of Contributors
400
Acknowledgments
402
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