Brazil’s wetlands the piranhas are quick to bite – the bait, that is

Posted on May 26, 2011 • Filed under: Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, TRAVEL

It is my second attempt to reach Brazil’s Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland, home to a staggering array of flora and fauna. Years ago, I skipped a night bus to Campo Grande, the region’s capital, in order to spend more time exploring the waterfalls down south in Iguazu. The bus, I later found out, had a head-on collision en route, making me extremely lucky and marking the Pantanal as a place of ill fate. Yet travel is all about timing, and several years later, while in Sao Paulo, it felt right to give it another go – though it also felt right to bypass the bus and take a cheap flight instead. Read Article

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