As host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil is poised to welcome thousands of visitors in the coming years. This first edition guidebook delivers what active travelers want: expert advice and insider tips from a trustworthy source, and an authentic, cultural feel of the place not easily found online. From sizzling Rio to stunning Igua¸u Falls to Bahia's tiny fishing villages to the depths of the Amazon, the guide adeptly navigates you through this vast and enticing country, taking you to the best sights, and lesser-known ones as well. It includes walking and driving tours through Rio's Historic Centro and the wineries of Bento Gon¸alves; experiential sidebars (dance the salsa, join in Carnaval, kite surf in northeast Brazil); and insider tips from National Geographic experts.
The guide features gorgeous photographs and maps as well as an in-depth chapter full of practical information, including how to get around the country, an extensive listing of handpicked hotels and restaurants, and selective shopping and entertainment options.
Bill Hinchberger lived in Brazil for more than two decades. He worked as a correspondent for Financial Times, Business Week, ARTnews, Advertising Age, Variety, and other publications, and served four years as president of the São Paulo Foreign Press Club. His work has also appeared in numerous publications, and he has contributed to several books.
Michael Sommers has lived and worked in Brazil as a journalist for nearly 15 years, in the country's original capital of Salvador, Bahia. As a writer and photographer, he has contributed travel articles to the New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and the International Herald Tribune. He is the author of the guidebooks Moon Brazil and Moon Rio.