Experience Brazil's Beauty!
Please join the Center for Inquiry Travel Club on our next unique travel adventure to Brazil. Be on board as the Club savors (for the third time) a UNESCO World Heritage site.
May 20 - 30, 2008
The story of Brazil unfolds across an area of 3.3 million square miles (8.5 million square km), along 4,500 miles (7,250km) of warm, white beaches that make up part of the longest continuous coastline in the world, and among a resident population of 170 million Brazilians. Brazil’s story is the story of the world’s fifth largest nation, both in terms of area and population, a country that is one of the planet’s largest democracies and economies. Nine tenths of Brazil falls between the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn. Covering over half of the continent of South America, this tropical paradise borders every South American country except Ecuador and Chile. Because of its enormous size, Brazil straddles four time zones, but the largest part of the country, and the area where most foreign visitors go, is just three hours behind Greenwich Mean Time, which is one hour later than Eastern Daylight Time.
For Europeans, at least, the Brazilian story began over 500 years ago when, on 22 April 1500, the Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral landed close to Porto Seguro in what is today the state of Bahia.
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