Where the Sertão meets the sea and the world

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Once again, the Portuguese newspaper Público did a fine job writing about Recife and, once more, it’s a long article but obviously from my ‘tone’, worth the read (PT). If you’ve been following my blog for a long time, you’ll be familiar with most of the content of the article but, nonetheless, it’s enjoyable. Clicking the link will also let you see 25 photos of the city/cities. Here’s a translated snippet:

“To know Recife and Olinda is…an opportunity to get to know a different and very special slice of Brazil. With 1.5 million inhabitants, Recife, the richest city of the North and Northeast of Brazil, is a mosaic of experiences capable of satisfying the interests of those that enjoy history, urban life, art or cultures like that in which the Sertão meets the modern world. Like all Brazilian cities, it’s not capable of cataloging itself under the aegis of a common denominator. Recife isn’t like Natal, nor Belém, not even Salvador, nor like Rio — and even less like São Paulo. It’s a city with its own parchments, virtues and defects.”


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