Friday, May 14, 2010

North eastern delight

Arriving in northeastern Brazil you can easily be forgiven for thinking you have inadvertantly crossed a border into another country.  The landscape, climate, people, music and cuisine all have their own unique beat that creates an idyllic tropical paradise that you may never want to leave. 

Chegando no nordeste do Brasil, você pode achar que atravessou a fronteira de outro país.  A paisagem, o clima, o povo, a música e a cozinha tem sua própria identidade, é um paraíso tropical que deixa você sem querer ir embora. 

My husband Paulo and I spent just over a month travelling round various beaches in the following states: Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco & Alagoas.  We met numerous characters along the way, made a lot of friendships that I hope will last and were lucky enough to see some of the world's most naturally beautiful beaches.

Meu marido Paulo e eu passamos mais de um mês viagando pelas varias praias nos estados seguidos: Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco & Alagoas.  Nós encontramos vários personagems no caminho, fizemos bastante amizades que espero durar, e tivemos sorte de conhecer algumas das praias mais lindas do mundo.

This region is famous primarily for its beaches, which are different from the rest of Brazil. The population is more heavily African and mestizo, the cuisine is spicier, the weather hot and dry. Did I mention the beaches? They are stunning, and the cities are picturesque and historical, no matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find it here.

Esta região e famosa principalmente por suas praias, que são diferentes do resto do Brasil.  A população predominante é descendentes dos Africanos e Indígenas, a comida é mais apimentada, o clima é quente e seco.  Já falei das praias?  Elas são lindas, maravilhosas, e as cidades são pitorescas e históricas.  O que você estiver procurando, irá encontrar aqui. 

This blog was brought to you by Miranda & Paulo.   

Esse blog foi escrito por Miranda e Paulo.  



  1. Are you just going to tease us without uploading any photos????

  2. Sounds amazing!! I was going to say the same as Troy, how about some pictures!! What made you decide to go to that region of the country?

  3. Hello Miranda. What a surprise. Congratulations for your Blog. It´s amazing. Very well done.
    It makes me fell proud that i come from such a nice place. And more, i still have to go to all the places that you been. It´s ashame but is true. See you... Jonas

  4. I came to this place by chance, but I found very interesting. Greetings to all the people who visit this page.

  5. Just found your blog today (through expat blogs) and enjoyed catching up. I'm a California girl, married to a Scotsman and living half the year in Rio das Ostras.

    I hope you don't mind, but I've linked to your blog on my site. Looking forward to reading more!


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    Feel free to check out the first interviews at BlogExpat Interviews- If you are interested, please let me know and I will send the questionnaire. In any case, keep up the great work.

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  7. Sounds incredible! Very jealous!


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