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By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - The coastal city of Xangri-lá in Rio Grande do Sul was inaugurated in 1992. On the municipal website, reference is given to the origin of its name in a novel by James Hilton as defining "a happy place, where life grows among love and wisdom".

If it sounds to you like the right place for a holiday home, then you are not the first to think so. Real estate on the Gaúcho coast is booming, especially around the biggest city Torres, where Xangri-lá is located.

It is not difficult . . .

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