Praia Brasileira

I `m lucky enough to have spent time on beaches all over the world, and of course each culture has it`s own twist on beach etiqette and beach dos and don`ts.

Here in Brazil we are pretty relaxed about almost everything, but if you, like me, enjoy admiring the ladies, just be a bit careful about upsetting their other half, because Brazilians have firy tempers and are notoriously jealous about guarding their woman!

I spent a beautiful day yesterday on Peruible beach where Spring weather had already arived. I hope that you enjoy the photos I took….all of which were with the subject`s permission I must add!

Welcome to Brazilian Beach Lifestyle!

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Lunch at the beach is such a treat on such a beautiful Spring day in Peruibe. There are many beach front kiosks to choose from and many new friendships to be made! 20140824_133314

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Festival De Senhor Bom Jesus Iguape

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This festival is held each year in honour of Senhor Bom Jesus Iguape and celebrates the miracle that was said to occur when fishermen found his statue on the beach at Iguape in 1647.

During the festival, which is held from 27th July to 7th August this year,many thousands of pilgrims visit Iguape and many attend mass in the basilica there.

The old road to Iguape which passes over the Jureia mountains passes by my front gate. Hundreds of pilgrims choose to re-enact the original journey on horse back or using horse drawn vehicles, and this year fine weather ensured a fine turn out.

I was able to take photos as riders passed by and chatted with a local family who paused at my gate to have lunch. It is a very convivial occasion when old and new friends enjoy being kindred spirits.