14 May 2009

the pantanal

the brasilian pantanal boasts the largest wetlands in the world.  next to africa, the pantanal offers the nature lover an opportunity to see tropical birds, reptiles, and animals such as the anteater and the howler monkey.  we spent our time on various safaris on horseback, foot, boat, and truck.

due to the oppressive heat and humidity, the excursions were scheduled at early morning and late afternoon.  during the mid-day, one could only stay cool in the fazenda's swimming pool or retreat to the air-conditioned room for a post-lunch nap.  nights were spent watching a popular soap opera (tela novela) called "camino das indias".

1 comment:

Joseph Lee said...

you should use flikr. more pictures!