Thirsty Thursday: Brazil

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…

 

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Cristo Redentor, Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio.

 

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Iguazu Falls on Brazil-Argentina border.

 

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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.

 

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Corcovado Mountain in the Pantanal Wetland, Brazil.

 

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Gorgeous shot of lone trees in the Pantanal Wetlands.

 

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Aerial view of the Pantanal Wetlands, Brazil.

Fernando de NoronhaΒ Β is a 21 islet and island archipelago about 220 miles of the coast of Brazil.

 

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Beautiful view from one of Noronha’s many peaks.

 

 

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Noronha’s gorgeous blue-green waters hug the coast.

 

 

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Panorama view of Noronha’s rocky coastline and enchanting waters.

 

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Tourists look upon the slopes of Fernando do Noronha, Brazil.

Santa Teresa is a popular neighborhood and cultural destination in Rio de Janierio, Brazil at the top of Santa Teresa Hill. It’s known for its scenic narrow streets, colorful buildings, and stunning street art.

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Colorful shops and storefronts in a narrow Santa Teresa street.

 

 

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FamousΒ Selaron Steps in Santa Teresa, Brazil.

 

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Empty Santa Teresa transportation cable car on the tracks in Santa Teresa.

 

 

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Aerial view of Rio de Janiero with Santa Maria, Cristo Redentor, and Pedra de Gavea in the distance.

 

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Church in Santa Teresa alongside a transportation station.

Tijuca Forest is a rainforest inside the ciy of Rio de Janiero and is said to be the largest urban rainforest in the world.

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Great image of the beautiful plant life in Tijuca Forest.

 

 

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A three-toed sloth grips onto the trees in Tijuca forest.

 

 

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Among the foliage of Tijuca Cristo Redentor can be seen in the distance.

 

 

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Aerial view atop the peaks in Tijuca.

 

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View of Rio de Janiero from the peaks of Pedra de Gavea.

The Amazon Theatre or Teatro Amazona is an opera house located inside the Amazon Rainforest.

 

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Gorgeous shot of Teatro Amazona during sunset.

 

 

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Goregeous image of the inside of Teatro Amazona.

 

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Aerial shot of the exact meeting of the waters.

 

 

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Aerial shot showing a gorgeous city hugging Rio Negro while Solimoes sandy colors wade in the distance.

 

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A calmer looking Rio Negro as it meets with Rio Solimoes.

The Amazon Rainforest encompassing most of Northwestern Brazil and also covering Columbia and Peru is known as the world’s largest tropical rainforest.

 

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View of the Amazon under the plumage of a Scarlet Macaw.

 

 

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Aerial view of the Amazon’s swamp lands.

 

 

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A calm and pristine lake found amongst the Amazon greenery.

 

 

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Veu de Noiva waterfall in the Amazon Rainforest.

 

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The Trans-Amazonian Highway running through the length of the Amazon.

So, that’s it for the first Thirsty Thursday where we indulge in the sights to be seen from different lands all over the world. That was just a FRACTION of Brazil… It definitely just took it’s place in my heart and bucket list. This has inspired me to DEFINITELY take a trip there at some point. Until then… Let us all enjoy pictures of gorgeous Brazilian men and women.

 

 

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Wow.

 

 

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I’m coming hon, don’t worry.

 

 

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Yes you are, you can make me whatever you want.

 

 

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I’m going to marry you.

 

 

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I will come to all of your games.

 

 

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Are you a runway model? Because you’ve been walking through my head all day.

 

 

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He can handcuff me.

 

 

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I think he’s staring longingly at me…

 

 

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Hey boo.

 

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I’M SO DONE!

 

 

 

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You’ve got to be kidding me.

 

 

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Their women are gorgeous too?

 

 

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I call dibs.

 

 

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Look at my wife.

 

 

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Her too…

 

 

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Her for real, for real.

 

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I’M SO DONE. Honestly no more words… I’m booking my flight ASAP.

Also… No of the pictures are my own, nor do I own them, or take credit for them…

BRAZIL!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘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.