Rossio square in Lisbon, with The
National Theatre in the background.
The Brazilian landscape of Maraú, in Bahia coast. An ecological sanctuary
surrounded by the Atlantic forest, where the
Eco-Resort is located.
The world's greatest party:
Salvador, Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, founded in the 16th
century. In the background, the historic
Farol da Barra,
the first lighthouse in America. The city was the biggest port in the Southern
Hemisphere, until the early 19th century.
The total energy of the
Carnaval in the Brazilian's first city was registered by Charles Darwin, in
1832, when the famous naturalist enjoyed the party. Since then, Bahians invented
the Trio Elétrico (seen above), that is a mobile stage, full of
musicians, that goes around the crowd. More than two hundred of them enliven
Bahia is the cradle of
samba, capoeira and
axé music. It is the
land of great poets, writers, artists,
filmmakers, musicians and engineers. It is the birthplace of Jorge Amado and
the Bossa Nova's creator. Its wonderful beaches, its gastronomy and its
historic heritage also help the city to be one of the top tourist
destinations in America.
A paradise in the Bijagós Islands,
Guinea-Bissau, Africa. It is also a Biosphere Reserve in the Unesco list
(Photo Helio & Van Ingen, Orango Hotel).