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When it comes to Carnival in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is the place to be. Or is it? In fact, there are other popular alternatives like Salvador – the country’s third biggest city. Yet, many prefer the much smaller UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Olinda. Here is why.

Brazil - Olinda - Carnival - Parade

Brazil - Olinda - Carnival - Parade

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As I mentioned in my post about Cuenca, Parque Nacional Cajas was the highlight of the region for me. Its rugged wholesome beauty deserves more than ‘one brief look’ most of its visitors give. I suggest 3 different ways of exploring the páramo.

Ecuador - Parque Nacional Cajas

Ecuador - Parque Nacional Cajas

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The 3rd largest city in Ecuador is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and a stepping stone for Parque Nacional Cajas (Cajas National Park).

Ecuador - Cuenca - Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción

Ecuador - Cuenca - Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción

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You feel eerie looking at these dried llama foetuses displayed for sale, but they are so full of expressions it’s as if they are still alive.

Bolivia - La Paz - Mercado de Los Brujos - Llma Foetuses - White

Bolivia - La Paz - Mercado de los Brujos - Llma Foetuses - White

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Lençóis, in the middle of Bahia state, Brazil, is one of those pleasant surprises you will be happy to have come across in your travels.

Brazil - Lençóis - Poço Azul

Brazil - Lençóis - Poço Azul

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After 5 days of eating the same bland food on the Amazon boat trip, arriving in Belém was like finding a gastronomic pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Brazil - Amazon River - Belém - Mercado Ver-o-Peso

Brazil - Amazon River - Belém - Mercado Ver-o-Peso

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What better way to see the Amazon River than by travelling on it.

Brazil - Amazon River – Indigenous People 3

Brazil - Amazon River – Indigenous People 3

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