The Art of Brasil, Part 2

Brasil is art, now that is a bold statement. I suppose because art is inherently subjective, but it’s true. Everywhere you look, you can see art: on the streets, in the leaves, in people’s faces and of course, in exhibitions which legitimise and promote certain artistic expressions. This post explores art through the themes of religion, nature, exhibitions and people.

Nature

Brasil is epic in size and equally as impressive and at times overwhelming in its biodiversity. You have to remember, I come from a tiny island called England, that although incredibly beautiful, is petite in comparison.

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The Seven Wonders of Brazil

Brazil is a gargantuan country and its enormity hit me within the first few days, as I sailed down the Amazon River, into the depths of the rainforest. With two months left to explore a country over 65 times the size of England, I decided to take a laid-back approach to my trip. I was not going to be able to even scratch the surface, and so best not to rush. After all, I didn’t have a check list of things I needed to do and had nothing to prove to anyone. Liberated from these constraints, I ambled around in a leisurely manner, soaking in the diversity, beauty, and the intense chasm between the rich and poor and all that that entails.

Here are some photos of the seven most outstanding places I had the fortune of exploring.

1. The Amazon

The saying “the jungle is massive” comes to life in the Amazon. It took several weeks of boats, awkward hammock sleeps, rescued kittens, howling monkeys, frisbee on river islands and an excessive amount of fried fish to get to the river’s mouth. I’d like to return, with a friend, and trek into the forest for weeks. If anyone’s up for it, let me know!

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The Seven Wonders of Colombia

Colombia is one of the most outstanding places on earth. Its people are kind, generous, warm, and friendly and being that it is the second most biodiverse country in the world, it is geographically awesome. For me, Colombia is fighting hard with India for first place as the most phenomenal country ever.

Let’s take a quick trip together to seven of Colombia’s best spots.

1. Bogotá: Cundinamarca

Bogota is a thriving city, filled to the brim with fascinating places to explore. Take a cable car up Mount Monserrate and if your vision isn’t obfuscated by clouds (mine was), absorb the dramatic landscape that cushions Colombia’s capital.

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