Click over the flags on the map or the images below to see photos from that part of Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro Iguassu Falls The Amazon
Olinda Praia do Forte Florianopolis
Campos Altos Ouro Preto Rio Mutum
Minas Gerais Minas Gerais The Pantanal
Flights to and within Brazil were with TAM airlines (look out for their special Airpass which gives you discounted fares if you are visiting several cities within Brazil)
All organised tours were booked through Travelbag
Although it appears on the map, I have no photographs of Sao Paolo, as although I must have passed through the airport over a dozen times (nearly all minor flights connect there), I have never actually left the airport!
However, it is the most impressive city imaginable to fly over ... it is simply immense and there are helicopters buzzing around everywhere beneath the plane, as I am told the traffic is so appalling that all businessmen travel by helicopter. (Can this be true?)
for the past few years, my dau-in-law and I have been trying to discover more about her family history - on visits to her grandmother Silvia we learnt all about the last few generations and we are now trying to discover when the family arrived in Brazil and where in Europe they originated. We have been using autosomal DNA as part of this research and have uncovered a possible link to the Azores - fascinating stuff!!