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A National Treasure: Trekking in Chapada Diamantina

A freezing wind rushes through the narrow gap in the small cave, whipping rain against my exposed leg as a thick fog descends a few metres away. Cursing having volunteered to sleep on the outside, I huddle inwards and make … Continue reading

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Brazil’s heart of black gold

There were certain things I expected to see deep in an old gold mine, but a natural lake you could swim in was not one of them. The cool water of Mina da Passagem, in Minas Gerais, lies glass-like for miles … Continue reading

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