Calcite, Chlorite Group from Iraí, Alto Uruguai region, Rio Grande do Sul, South Region, Brazil
Cânion do Itaimbezinho - Parque Nacional dos Aparados da Serra, Rio Grande do Sul/Santa Catarina, Brasil (by Jesús Gabán)
As the River Flows
Cânion Fortaleza / Fortaleza Canyon, Cambará do Sul, RS, Brazil by Cassio Dorneles, via Flickr
Abismo Anhumas - A cave in Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul (in Brazil). This cave is equipped with a scuba diving platform and sunlight reaches down to the bottom during certain parts of the day.
places i've been
Bandelier State Park - New Mexico - Most of the pueblo structures date to two eras, in total from 1150 to 1600 AD. Permanent settlements by ancestors of the Puebloan peoples have been dated to 1150 CE; these settlers had moved closer to the Rio Grande by 1550.
Comfort, Texas a heartbreaking story! Treue der Union Monument (loyalty to the Union), is located in the Kendall County community of Comfort in the US state of Texas. It was dedicated on August 10, 1866 to commemorate those who died at the 1862 Nueces massacre. Thirty-four were killed, some executed after being taken prisoner. With the exception of those drowned in the Rio Grande, the remains of the deceased are buried at the site of the
O Rio Grande do Norte é conhecido pelas belas praias da capital, como Pipa, Genipabu, Jacumã e Pirangi. Mas há um município lá na “esquina” do Brasil, com praias que não devem nada às demais companheiras. É São Miguel do Gostoso, que fica a 100 quilômetros da capital, cujas areias preservam encantos ainda pouco explorados. Confira!
Books and Stuff
As a boy, Ayrton Senna often spent time during his vacations at the Pousada do Rio Quente guest house in Goiás state. On holiday with his family, he swam in the nearby waterfalls and he played with his brother and sister.
What does the word "Texas" mean? Texas is from the Caddo Indian word "teyshas" meaning friends or allies. In the 1540s Spanish explorers took this to be a tribal name, recording it as Teyas or Tejas. It came eventually to mean an area north of the Rio Grande and east of New Mexico. The alliance concept is also incorporated into the state motto, which is simply "Friendship." Statue of Hernando de Soto receiving a gift from a Caddo Indian maiden, photo by Madame Urushiol