Tag: UNESCO World Heritage Site

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Having survived for 5,000 years, the oldest archaeological site in the Americas is under threat from squatters claiming the coronavirus pandemic has left them with no other option but to occupy the heritage...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter OLINDA, BRAZIL – Just four miles north of the bustling streets of Recife is the sister city of Olinda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Brazil. A spectacular...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL - To keep up with the ever-growing multitude of backpackers that flood Salvador, the capital of Bahia state and Brazil’s second biggest tourist destination, the city has seen an impressive increase in the number...
By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Measuring just 7.1 square miles, Ilha Fernando de Noronha lies within the state of Pernambucco off the coast of Natal, the biggest in a group of 21 islands. Although not...
By Joshua Rapp Learn, Contributing Reporter BRAZIL - Hear reggae music resound off dilapidated, ancient buildings and ceramic roof tiles as Seventeenth century Baroque architecture rolls through the winding streets while elaborate staircases give São Luís an almost ghostly feel...
By Davi Baldussi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Fifty years ago the region where Brazil’s capital, Brasília, exists, was a barren plain known as Planalto Central (Central Plateau). Today more than 2.5 million people live there, the fourth largest...
By Bruno De Nicola, Contributing Reporter VALPARAÍSO - Just seventy miles from Santiago is beautiful Valparaíso, a true paradise on Chile's central coast. The colorful and picturesque hills, called cerros, almost seem to dive into the ocean, setting the perfect...



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