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353 to the World Cup

353 to the World Cup

cataratas de Iguazú

If you haven’t taken the picture yet, if you haven’t felt the power of the mighty falls on your face, what are you waiting for? The Iguazu Falls are simply a must!

June 24, 2013 | By More
a train, a water park and a new bridge for Iguaçu

a train, a water park and a new bridge for Iguaçu

Iguazu falls / cataratas de Iguazú

It was mentioned a few weeks ago on a trade magazine: there’s a proposal on the table for the construction of a light electric train linking the Iguaçu National Park with the city of Foz do Iguaçu and the Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana.

Not taking into account its considerable visual impact, a clean means of transportation would be introduced, hopefully replacing buses and vans currently taking tourists to the park.

Considering how public transportation projects are treated in Brazil, the chances of any of us seeing the project completed are slim. Much as we would love to see it finished.

Iguazu falls / cataratas de Iguazú

Another item that made the news recently points to the purchase of the Itaipulândia water park, currently abandoned, by a Rio company that intends to turn it into a tourist attraction for the area.

Tucán toco / Toco toucan

The final instalment of Iguaçu news consisted on the announcement of the construction of a new bridge linking Foz de Iguaçu and Paraguay.

If you want more information on this outstanding tourist hotspot, have a look at our destination: Iguazu Falls text.

January 28, 2013 | By More
Brasil 360° Experience – panoramic videos of Brazil

Brasil 360° Experience – panoramic videos of Brazil

The Brazilian tourism authorities recently launched the website Brasil 360° Experience, with versions in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

While most travelers are familiar with panoramic and 360° photos, 360° videos will be a novelty for many. As the image moves, the viewer can change the angle of vision and point the camera in whichever direction he chooses. It is a technology that produces surprising and fascinating results. Brasil 360° Experience aims at surprising the views with moving images of a handful of Brazilian tourist destinations.

The website contains videos of Rio de Janeiro, Cuiabá and the Pantanal, Curitiba and Foz de Iguazú, Manaos and the Amazon and Salvador de Bahía.

The page contains a link “Know more about…” that takes the reader to the Brazilian Tourism Portal, a true liability for the promotion of Brazil as a tourist destination. At the portal, when the tourist tries to find out more information about, say, tourist attractions in Rio de Janeiro, he or she will find the following screen:

Worry not. If you want more info on the destinations covered by the new website, you can check our very own entries for those destinations:

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December 19, 2011 | By More
spectacular 360º panoramic photos of Rio de Janeiro and the Iguassu Falls

spectacular 360º panoramic photos of Rio de Janeiro and the Iguassu Falls

It is not the first time we bring to the blog spectacular photos found across the internet (a few weeks ago we saw virtual walkthroughs: Jericoacoara, Morro de São Paulo, Paraty, Porto de Galinhas and Rio de Janeiro and 360-degree photos of Manaus and the BR-319 across the jungle).

Today’s selection deserve special attention both for their quality and their spectacular nature. The photos belong to the Russian company AirPano, specializing in aerial captures. Its website contains a beautiful selection of shots from all corners of the world.

Iguassu Falls 360º

iguazu 360

Rio de Janeiro 360º

rio 360

If you click on the photos you will go to the page where they are hosted. The mouse controls movements in all directions. With the wheel mouse you can zoom in or out. There are shots taking airborne and shots taken from ground level.

Two fantastic documents that help portrait in all its glory the grandiosity of two of the best-known Brazilian destinations.

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May 25, 2011 | By More
Iguazu, out go the pumas, in come the GM crops

Iguazu, out go the pumas, in come the GM crops

puma iguazu

A note on a local blog (Parque Nacional do Iguaçu: menos onças e mais transgênicos) reports on a recent survey of the puma population inside the Iguazu National Park. Scientists aren’t sure at all but estimate the number of individuals left might range between 6 and 12. On the verge of disappearing. At the same time, the park’s advisory body agreed to bring GM crops much closer to the park. The former barrier of 10 kilometers have been reduced to 1.2 km.

Public and private funds are being spent to get the Iguazu Falls elected as one of the new wonders of the world. Under the light of how the environment is being taken care of, money down the drain, if you ask me.

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April 28, 2011 | By More