I traveled 12 days through Brazil (in 12 days I had 12 flights)
The Sugar Loaf mountain, one of the main touristic icons of Rio
View over Rio from the Sugar Loaf mountain. To the left Copacabana. To the right the city center with Guanabara Bay in the foreground and the Corcovado mountain in the background.
Rio's cathedral and the tram to the picturesque suburb Santa Teresa.
The Iguašu Falls seen from the Brazilian side. The thunder and the gust is unbelievable.
More of the Brazilian side of the falls.
The Argentinian side of the falls.
The lower falls as seen from a speed-boat and yes ... we got wet, very wet
The opera house of Manaus in the middle of the Jungle.
Rio Negro and Rio Solim§es first run in parallel before they finally merge to become the Amazonas River.
A typical boat which ships passengers in hammocks up and down the river.
Cruising up Rio Negro, a side river which is 22K wide.
Our lodge in the Jungle.
Visiting natives who were very proud of their culture which they were keen to protect.
Fishing Piranhas.
Hunting Caymans at night, well baby versions of Caymans. They were right behind the lodge.
Overview of the government quarter in Brasilia.
Parliament building
The Don Bosco church.
The cathedral of Brazilia
The cathedral's interior.

This photo made it to the website of Canadian Association of Second Language teachers: http://caslt.org/research/prtculture.htm

Vladimir Putin visiting Lula in the presidential office. There was hardly any security. Amazing!
Christmas in Brazil (here in Brasilia) doesn't look any different from other places in the world.
A beautiful new bridge outside Brasilia (for once not designed by Oscar Niemeyer who inhis 90ies is still designing government buildings in Brasilia!)

This photo made it also to the website of Canadian Association of Second Language teachers: http://caslt.org/research/prtculture.htm

Light tower in Salvado de Bahia, the capital of music and joy, which was not even tamed by the bad weather.
Terreiro de Jesus Place in the old town of Salvador which is UNESCO world cultural heritage. At night (Tuesday!) this place was packed with people listening to fantastic Afro-Brazilian music.
more of the old town...
... and more (this place was of course packed with people as well at night) ...
... and more (there was music coming from almost every building, many of which host music schools).