A journey in Brazil – part 1

Novus Lectio

I’ve been there about 4 or 5 years ago. Way before the current difficult situation in which the Brazil is.
Unfortunately I can’t say that it was the best trimestre of my life. I haven’t kept many good memories but I won’t be speaking about them here. I’ll just speak about what we’ve seen and experienced .


We landed in Recife, a big town in the north. It is the fourth-largest urban agglomeration in Brazil with 4,031,485 inhabitants. Recife was founded in 1537, during the early Portuguese colonization of Brazil, as the main harbor of the Captaincy of Pernambuco, known for its large scale production of sugar cane. It is a major port on the Atlantic. Its name is an allusion to the stone reefs that are present by the city’s shores. The many rivers, small islands and over 50 bridges found in Recife city centre characterise its geography and…

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