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Cities in Brazil, and states too for that matter, need to promote more of their touristic attractions. For example, it took me almost four hours of searching and walking before someone, anyone, could tell me where…

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Dutch seventeenth-century art about Brazilian animals

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Giant anteater by Frans Post

This drawing, by Dutch painterFrans Post (1612-1680), depicts a giant anteater.

In 1637-1644, Post was in northeast Brazil, then part of the Dutch colonial empire. He painted local landscapes. And he also made 34 drawings of Brazilian animals; these drawings were only recently found again.

From 7 October 2016 till 8 January 2017, there will be in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands an exhibition showing these drawings, paintings and stuffed animals of the depicted species from the collection of Naturalis museum in Leiden.

Some of the animal species depicted by Post can also be seen alive in Artis zoo in Amsterdam. On 7 October, a drawing contest will start of depictions of these animals by zoo visitors.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Friday, March 4, 2016, 1:30 pm

The Dutch painter Frans Post was the first European-trained artist to paint…

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Latest News on Brazil

Three Worlds One Vision


Brazil – Bank Workers on Strike since September 6, 2016
Photo Credit: Diário de Goiás

Brazil’s Impeached Ex-President Dilma Rousseff Says Successor “Confessed to the Coup”
By Inacio Vieira, The Intercept, September 28, 2016

Washington Tries to Break BRICS. Rape of Brazil Begins, on Behalf of Wall Street…
By F. William Engdahl, Global Research, September 25, 2016

Brazil Court Moves on Corruption Probe of President Temer
teleSUR, September 24, 2016

60,000 Brazil Bank Workers Strike Against Temer’s Labor Reforms
teleSUR, September 24, 2016

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Episode 6 – Migrations (w/ Abi Hynes)

It’s the sixth episode of The Paperchain Podcast, and we move out of the studio to a very strange hotel that hates breakfast to chat with Abi Hynes, a Manchester based poet, writer, and playwright. We chat about how to know when something is a play, or a story; working with actors; and Abi’s terrible writing. We also get a bit cliquey and briefly mention a few people (Ben, and Rob) who were in our writing group together, and who are both excellent writers too (Rob runs the brilliant End of All Things podcast). Finally, Abi does something no other guest on the podcast has done so far, and I attempt to edit it all smoothly together (spoiler: one of these things doesn’t happen).

The cast of My Horse is a Showjumper are:

Debbie is played by Laura Danielle Sharp (@misslds)

Ellie is played by Jenny May Morgan (

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This is for you Paulo Coelho!

the MUSE within

A few months back when I was desperate to read a book, one of my good friends suggested me to read “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. I downloaded the file to my Kindle and started to read…


“The boy’s name was Santiago. Dusk was falling as the boy arrived with his herd
at an abandoned church. The roof had fallen in long ago, and an enormous
sycamore had grown on the spot where the sacristy had once stood.”

This was the first paragraph of part 1. As I turned the pages one after the other, it felt like I was skidding and falling off into a whole new world. Right from thoughts to the actions, this book had its massive impact on me. To put in simple words, this is a story of a young boy who follows his dream, who fails (over and over), who gets mugged, who gets…

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