Start a breathtaking vacation in Brazil with books.

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Yes, Brazil is a country of many wonders.

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world.

The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world and the world’s largest river by volume.

Samba music developed in Brazil in the 1800’s, is still tremendously popular.

The world’s best beach – according to TripAdvisor – is Baia do Sancho, in Brazil. Find it in the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha,

The statue of Christ, the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, was named one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World” in 2007.

These sites are exterior reasons to visit Brazil. To gain an understanding of Brazil’s culture, its people, and its history, a person needs to read its literature. After opening these books, a person will discover the interior wonders of this uniqueness of the South American country.

A Death in Brazil by Peter Robb

Robb investigates 400 years of Brazilian history while sharing anecdotes about the 20 years he spent living and traveling in Brazil. This blend of storytelling – historical events interwoven with modern day experiences – creates a rich exploration of the country.

Travelers’ Tales Brazil: True Stories by Scott Doggett (Editor), Annette Haddad (Editor)

“Travelers’ Tales Brazil” (2nd ed. 2004) edited by Scott Doggett and Annette Haddad contains traveler’s tales and stories of everyday life in Brazil. Contributing authors include Diane Ackerman, Joe Kane, Petru Popescu, and Alma Guillermoprieto.

How to Be a Carioca, by Priscilla Ann Goslin

An international bestseller since 1992, this is a humorous look at what makes up one of the world’s most colorful characters: the Carioca–those charming inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, written by a U.S. native who has made Rio her home for more than thirty-eight years. If you dream of blending in with the locals while visiting Rio, help is at hand. Natives of Rio have a unique way of maintaining an upbeat samba-like swing while dealing with the woes of the day-to-day in paradise.

Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that “love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . .” A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune.

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

To give you a vivid picture of the vast Brazilian experiences you need to sit back and relish all the wonders that you’ll find in Brazil.

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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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