Friday, October 23, 2009
Iguassu Waterfalls The Iguassu Falls and National Park offer the visitor an experience one-on-one with nature. Explore one of the world's greatest waterfalls on foot or from a boat that gives you a view of the water falling from below. More
The Amazon The Amazon houses the most diverse collection of plants and animals in the world- containing 10% of the worlds species and 20% of all higher plant and bird species. The Amazon also contains within its waters an estimated 2000 species of fish. It stretches across 2.3 million square miles, making it also the largest tropical rainforest in the world, covering over 9 countries. More
The Pantanal The Pantanal! Almost 10 times the size of the Everglades and the world's largest freshwater wetland, it is also one of the world's most active habitats. Unlike in the Amazon, where the animals are hidden out of view, here in the pantanal the wetland bursts with wildlife: jaguars, giant otters, anacondas, caimans, hawks, kites, Marsh deer, Tapirs, egrets, herons, ibis, roseate spoonbills- the list goes on and on! More
Salvador de Bahia The city of Salvador and the region of Bahia are some of the most interesting highlights of Brazil. Here, a colorful, historic city is situated near miles of amazing beaches and coastline. More
Sao Paulo The metropolis of Sao Paulo is the biggest city in Brazil. Sao Paulo is also the commercial and business capital of Brazil. There are a few interesting sights in Sao Paulo for the tourist to visit. More
Brasilia This city is the site of the greatest city planning project in the world. Brasilia became the capital of Brazil and has beautiful architecture by Oscar Neidermeyer. More
Recife The city of Recife and the Northeastern coast of Brazil are destinations that have much to offer the tourist. Never-ending beaches, brazillian culture, people, and foods are just some of the highlights of your visit. More
Fortaleza The large city of Fortaleza is bustling with spirit and is a gateway to miles and miles of beaches. Combine the the urban, colorful city feel, with the best urban beaches, and throw in some quiet villages for a complete experience in Fortaleza. Further Information
Fernando de Noronha The world-renowned archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is a beautiful place to visit on you Brazilian vacation. Diving is the most popular activity on the island, but sightseeing and relaxing on the beach are popular secondary occupations on this collection of beautiful islands. Further Information
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If it's beach fashion you're going for, it's here in Ipanema. It is right in the middle of the action - there's a particular stretch which is to be found at the end of Rua Farme de Amoedo - the place to be at, if you wish to be seen and cruised!.
Summer time, from December to end of February, the crowd on the beach is quite spectacular; Cariocas take pride in looking after their bodies but then you would if you spent half of your life as if you a model on catwalk.
while on the beach you can get refreshing tropical fruit juices, energetic drinks, beer, you name it. It's all delivered to you by numerous beach vendors; while you're at it, you can also rent beach chairs and parasols from the? friendly guys who work on the beach. Lots of locals try to make a living selling stuff on the beach, but don't worry, they're not pushy at all.
The All-Out Rio Gay Guide
Rio de Janeiro is the main gay holiday destination for many South American visitors. The Rio gay scene is ideally suited to those who enjoy partying the night away, the rhythm of a large city and the laid-back feeling of a beach resort all rolled into one.
Every year an ever increasing number of gay guys head down to Rio in search of an exciting and hot gay holiday destination. They're coming down to the right place. In recent years Rio has become an excellent choice for the gay traveler. As the weather is hot all year round, the beaches are all loaded with eye candy all day long.
Monday, July 27, 2009
So close and easy to get to, yet unknown to most Americans, Brazil is fast becoming the new go-to getaway for savvy travelers seeking something totally different. In increasing numbers gay visitors are discovering in Brazil a vast country with countless treasures, from music and cuisine to art and architecture to a budding gay culture and a pulse-quickening undercurrent of same-sex attraction (a welcome departure from our more rigid definitions of gay versus straight).
Just do the math: With an exchange rate of over three reals to the dollar, it's also an incredibly inexpensive time for Americans to visit. This winter forget that tired old gay resort. Dust off your passport, brush up on your Portuguese and head to Brazil. Begin your discovery with our primer on the top destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo.
RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio de Janeiro's setting is one of the most spectacular of any city œ the blue-green South Atlantic Ocean laps a wide expanse of white beaches, abutting the lush greenery of a semitropical forest. Superimpose a pulsating city and a vibrant nightlife and culture for a complete view of Rio's offerings. The city underwent a major facelift for the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development a few years ago, making now one of the best times ever to visit. A renovated airport, a speedy new route from airport to city, a bicycle path along the beachfront, spruced-up parks and an increased police presence in tourist areas are the major improvements.
Of course, Rio is famous for its Carnival. Besides the fantastic spectacle of the parade itself, there are lots of street parties and balls during the days before and after the main event. The gay ball is O Grande Gala Gay (official gay ball). This was once the gay event to go to, but it has taken a turn to the more commercial side, attracting a mostly straight audience in search of the exotic drag queens and transvestites that fill the ball to capacity.
There are a lot of other alternative gay neighborhood parades (Blocos and Bandas) such as Banda de Ipanema and Banda da Carmen Miranda, that wind around the Suburb of Ipanema, a dazzling cacophony of samba bands, exotic drag queens and beautiful Brazilian men and women.
These bands are followed by a big crowd singing and dancing samba on the streets of Ipanema from midafternoon (immediately after beach time œ attire consisting of swimming suits, bikinis or shorts) until late at night, ending up in one of the popular neighborhood bars, Bofetadaat Farme de Amoedo Street.
The Banda da Carmen Miranda leaves only once, on the Sunday preceding Carnival week. They crown the gay Queen and King of the parade, usually TV stars or other Brazilian celebrities. The most fun float of the Banda is from the Le Boy nightclub, with a huge crowd following it back to the door of the club in Copacabana at 10 p.m. The Banda de Ipanema leaves twice during the event, on the Saturday and Tuesday of Carnaval.
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Far from flowing rainbow flags, the sound of Lady Gaga and, quite honestly, white people, stands a nightclub just outside of Wicker Park in Chicago, Illinois, by the name of The Prop House.
The line to get in usually stretches down the block, and unlike many of the clubs in Boystown and Andersonville, this one plays hip-hop and caters to men who may or may not openly identify as gay, but without question are black and proud.
And a good number of them are tired of hearing how the gay community is disappointed in President Obama, because they are not.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
A Philadelphia sports legend -- Roman High grad turned All-Pro receiver and 2007 Super Bowl ring-owner Marvin Harrison -- has been caught up in the city's gun mayhem.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison has been accused of being involved in a recent shooting at a Philadelphia area bar he owns.
WIP radio in Philadelphia reported that police uncovered a gun registered to Harrison in connection with the incident.
According to the radio station, a fist-fight broke out when Harrison escorted a man out of his bar, called Playmakers. When the man fled, gunfire was exchanged and the man's car was struck by a bullet and his hand was grazed.
Neither Harrison or anyone else has been arrested in connection with the incident.
The facts are still unfolding -- my newsroom sources tell me the shooting was not in the bar but outside, and that Harrison turned over the gun voluntarily. Stay tuned. After this is adjudicated one way or the other, millionaire (presumably) Harrison might want to consider a different off-season hobby than running a bar in one of his hometown's grittier neighborhoods.
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