Thirsty Thursday: Brazil

The Lonely Wanderer.

Welcome to Thirsty Thursday on the Lonely Wanderer. This is a new weekly installment series entitled Thirsty Thursdays focused on showcasing the countries with the most beautiful sights in the world. This weeks focus is the gorgeous South American nation of Brazil, it’s stunning landscapes, mountains, beaches, and cultural sights.

Brazil. It’s one of those countries that you almost have to sigh after mentioning the name because it brings feelings of yearning. And you should. Brazil is an amazing country. From it’s amazing history, unique culture, and breathtaking views.

P.S. If that doesn’t appeal to you there are also so really hot Brazilian people as a treat at the end…

b1 Cristo Redentor, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio.

b3 Iguazu Falls on Brazil-Argentina border.

b4 Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil.

The following images make up the Pantanal Wetlands is a large region including the world’s largest tropical wetland.

Victoria Regia Water Lily and Lily Pads Pantanal Wetlands, Brazil.

b6 Corcovado Mountain in…

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‘Merica Wednesday: 02 Miami, FL

Finally it’s time for another installment of ‘Merica Wednesday. Dream American Vacation for today? Miami, Florida. ‘Nuff said.

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Seated on the coastline of Southeast Florida Miami is one of the most populous areas in the U.S. and is ranked as the fourth most populous urban area in the country. With it’s easy access to the Atlantic coast Miami is also known as the “Cruise Capitol of the World” and is known for it’s busy waves. The combined culture rich with the influences of several Latin cultures including that of the Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Nicaraguans, and that of many other nations. In addition to the heavy Latino and Hispanic influence on Miami culture the all important aspects of American culture including that of Blacks, Asians, and Caucasians have a heavy influence on this seaport city. Popular tourist areas such as Little Havana, Coconut Grove, Midtown, Coral Gables, and the historic Downtown Miami area are landmarks in Florida tourism and in the display of Miami’s culture.

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There is plenty going on in the proclaimed “Capitol of Latin America” to entertain you whether you are a career traveler or a weekend warrior seeking fun. For a journey to realize all of the natural, historic, and artistic wonders Miami offers visits to locations such as Zoo Miami, Miami Seaquarium, Coral Castle, St Bernard deΒ Clairvaux Church, the Fairchild Botanical Gardens, and Jungle Island will be sure to seize your attention. To witness the legendary art of Miami try journeying to Downtown Miami to see popular attractions such as the Miami Art Museum, Vicaya Museums and Gardens, and the “Olympics of art” in Art Basel Miami.Β For a taste ofΒ the beach scene try exhausting your energies in snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing in one of the many Miami beaches, marinas, canals, and bays. In addition to these past times Miami is home to plenty of sporting teams from various high schools, colleges, and professional leagues so spending your time spectating is a great option as well.

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The cuisine of Miami is every bit as rich as it’s culture. As a reflection of Miami’s varied and diverse population it comes together so well to form a unique experience for any food lover. The Floribbean cuisine, a mix of Latin America and American cuisine is all but worshiped inΒ Miami. Restaurants available in South Florida and Miami such as Pollo Tropical, a popular restaurant chain, are dedicated to showcasing the unique taste of Miami. The medianoche, croqueta, Cuban sandwich, and cortadito are evidence of the uniquely Cuban cuisine of Miami. Areas such as Miami River and Biscane Bay are popular seaport areas and so are the restaurants offering seafood with a Floribbean twist.

South Beach Miami, Florida

Miami’sΒ mixed Latin and West Indie culture shows in more ways than art and athletics. The nightlife in Miami is one of the best and most expansive in the world. With an abundance of restaurants, bars, and clubs Miami is a fantastic destination for a excursion of fun. On anyΒ night out you can witness the dances and sounds of the rumba, bachata, conga, cumbia, vallenato, samba, and reggae to name a few. The sounds of Miami, like its dance, are varied and all wonderful in their own right. Miami has gave birth to artists from Contemporary and PopΒ to Latin and Reggaeton to Hip Pop and Rap, and one can definitely see that in the night scenes of Miami.

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In all, Miami can be any travelers dream. From the rich, heterogeneous culture to the one of a kind dialect and history. With all Miami has to offer; some of the best music and art in the world, exciting sporting teams, the famous music scene, and scenic views it still maintains it’s heart thriving in the sharedΒ melting pot of culture. Miami also holds the title as one of the most sought after American destinations and has the reputation of being one of the best and cleanest cities in the world. So if you do not live in America and own a passport pick it up and discover Miami, and if you live in the USA and still have not considered this trip or made your plans, evaluate your SANITY, and then pick up your suitcase and discover your getaway. Farewell to you on this beautiful Monday. See you in Miami.

‘Merica Wednesday: 02 Miami, FL

The Lonely Wanderer.

This is β€˜Merica Wednesday and it’s a Monday!! Just thought I would make it up to y’all withnot one,buttwoinstallments this week. Enjoy!

Finally it’s time for another installment of β€˜Merica Wednesday. Dream American Vacation for today? Miami, Florida. β€˜Nuff said.

Seated on the coastline of Southeast Florida Miami is one of the most populous areas in the U.S. and is ranked as the fourth most populous urban area in the country. With it’s easy access to the Atlantic coast Miami is also known as the β€œCruise Capitol of the World” and is known for it’s busy waves. The combined culture rich with the influences of several Latin cultures including that of the Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Nicaraguans, and that of many other nations. In addition to the heavy Latino and Hispanic influence on Miami culture the all important aspects of American culture including that of Blacks, Asians, and Caucasians have…

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The 10 Best Beaches in the World

Here is a unbiased perspective of fantastic beaches brought to you by the Lonely Wanderer!

Let’s jump right into it, shall we?

  1. 7 Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica.
    • Perched in the Grand Cayman west shore 7 mile beach is famous for it’s crystal clear blue water and decadent white sands.
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  2. Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
    • Ipanema beach is situated on the coast of the beautiful Rio de Janiero and with Brazilian women, known to be among the most beautiful in the world, and all of the swimsuit clad Olympic photos from this summer Ipanema is definitely worth mention.
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  3. El Castillo Beach in Tulum, Mexico.
    • Nestled under Mayan ruins El Castillo Beach is definitely worth listing. You will have a great time in Tulum examining the castle and the turquoise waters it protects.
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  4. Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
    • The once in a lifetime opportunity to frolic in the World’s Largest and Brightest Bio-luminescent bay cannot miss the countdown. Due to natural phenomena dinosΒ (dinoflagellates) burst bright blue lights when shaken or in contact with other organisms.
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  5. Glass Beach in Hanapepe, Hawai’i.
    • After forming for years with a unique combination of discarded glass and basalt rock Glass Beach is a unique destination for otherworldly fun.
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  6. Lake McKenzie in Fraser Island.
    • Hailing from Queensland, Australia Lake McKenzie lives up to it’s expectation as an amazing beach. The pearl white sand, iridescent blue waters, and reputation for being one of the cleanest in the world make it a must see for any beach lover.
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  7. Rabbit Beach in Lampedusa, Italy.
    • With no rabbits in sight, Rabbit Beach is known as one of the best in the world. Maybe it’s the soft sand or the clear water but it looks like a winner to us!
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  8. East Beach in Santa Barbara, California.
    • The first beach you see in Santa Barbara loitered with California skylines is a hard act to follow. With the stunning view it deserves to be listed!
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  9. Trunk Bay in St John, US Virgin Islands.
    • In the picturesque Virgin Islands and offering underwater snorkeling as well as Β stunning views with earthy green flora and fauna and the cascading blue waters Trunk Bay is a top pick for all beach enthusiasts.
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  10. Anse Forbans in Mahe, Seychelles.
    • The idyllic beach with pastel tones and world famous chalets is a clear pleaser and is also rumored to be among the best beaches in the world.

Which beach is your favorite? Did you have one that didn’t make the countdown?

 

Welcome to the Lonely Wanderer

What’s this all about? Life and living and how lucky we are to be on this planet. If you find yourself, here, reading this blog that means that you’re searching. I don’t mean searching in the vague and noncommittal way we usually say it. You’re searching for something that runs deeper than any of the words I can type. It’s deeper than language. You’re searching inside yourself, maybe for your soul or your purpose. Whatever it is what matters is that you’re here. In this present moment in time. This blog is about travelling, all of the wonderful things that it is, and sometimes the not so glamorous things it can bring. If you allow it to it will change your life. If you listen it will answer every question you have. Often, travel will be one of the most enriching experiences you have in your life. Our basic instinct to explore and conquer drives us to our love for travel. My goal is to touch every continent and travel to at least 100 countries before my time on Earth is done. I’ve already started my journey 4 down and 96 to go. What’s your goal? What country do you have to see before you die? Drop it down in the comments below. Together we’ll start our journey and make our footprints visible on every part of the globe. Β  And besides, how can you know how beautiful the world is if you never go and experience it for yourself?

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