Category Archives: Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Brazilian and Argentine sides

“Upon seeing Iguazu, the United States’ First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed ‘Poor Niagra!'”    Wider than Victoria Falls, and with 275 distinct falls and islands, Iguazu is one of those places where descriptions and photos don’t hold a candle to the experience of being there.  The power and volume, particularly at the Devil’s Throat cataract, is almost overwhelming.
That said, here are the photos:  

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Salvador, Brazil

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Bookended by time in Rio, we spent 3 days in Salvador, the capital of Bahia and the center of Afro-Brazilian culture.  We stayed in the historic center, a UNESCO heritage site because of the colorful Portuguese colonial architecture.  Our only warm-weather days during the “winter” trip, we enjoyed boating on the Bay of All Saints, sitting outside watching capoeira, and ambling around the former colonial capital of Brazil.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My three weeks in South America with Columbia Business School classmates kicked off with a few days in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Hosted by 3 incredible Brazilian classmates, we saw the best of what Rio has to offer: Ipanema/Copacabana/Leblon beaches, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, nightlife in Lapa, samba, and a lot of Havaiana flip-flops.  

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June Schedule

May 28-June 5: Andrew visits Israel!

June 6-7: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 8-10: Salvador, Brazil

June 11-12: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 13-14: Iguazu Falls, Brazil

June 15: Iguazu Falls, Argentina

June 16-19: Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 20-22: Cuzco/Machu Picchu, Peru

June 23-25: Arequipa, Peru

June 26-27: Lima, Peru

June 28: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA!!

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