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Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 6&7 Pousada Galeria Artes and ESTC2014 Eco-tourism conference

Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 6&7 Pousada Galeria Artes and ESTC2014 Eco-tourism conference

DAY 6: Once again I have to travel. I would really appreciate another day in the Pantanal at Fazenda Baia Grande, especially as I’m quite enjoying spotting birds I don’t know, but instead i’ll have to get out the OUP birdbook: A fieldguide to the Birds of Brazil when I get back to Rio. There are no buses from Miranda to […]

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1 de May de 2014 | By | Reply More
Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 5 Fazenda Baia Grande

Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 5 Fazenda Baia Grande

I wake up at dawn in Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua and this time I’m surrounded by butterflies, what look like red admirals and hundreds of little yellow ones. Also present (in my bathroom)  is a small  frog or perereca, perched perilously on the side of the washbasin. I don’t actually mind. This place is remarkably […]

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30 de April de 2014 | By | Reply More
Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 4 Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua

Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 4 Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua

Oh joy off joys I don’t have to move on today, but I’m still up at 5.30am to get the best light for photos and I manage to spot a toucan in the distance doing another pose just for me. I have a lovely homemade breakfast with British guests who are going off on the […]

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29 de April de 2014 | By | Reply More
Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 3 Bonito to Miranda

Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 3 Bonito to Miranda

Today I wake up in Bonito, not with the cocks crowing but with the sound of the Chaco Chachalaca birds passing overhead, so it seems like a good time to get the camera out. Pousada Olho d’Agua is fabulous for birding and within minutes I’ve managed to get great pics of a redbeaked toco Toucan, […]

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28 de April de 2014 | By | Reply More
Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 2 – Aguas de Bonito to Olho d’Agua, Bonito

Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 2 – Aguas de Bonito to Olho d’Agua, Bonito

Mato Grosso do Sul is an hour behind Rio time which means it gets dark very early- like around 5.30pm and light equally early at 5.30am. I must admit I wasn’t aware of this before but the cockerels definitely know and they start crowing exactly an hour before sunrise at 4.30am. Of course I wake […]

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26 de April de 2014 | By | Reply More
Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 1 Rio to Campo Grande & Bonito

Mato Grosso do Sul: Day 1 Rio to Campo Grande & Bonito

I am looking  forward to this trip, revisiting 3 pousadas already in the Hidden Pousadas special collection: Pousada Olho d’Agua, Pousada Galeria Artes and Fazenda Baia Grande and checking out a couple of others, Hotel Pousada Aguas de Bonito and Ranch Meia Lua, which almost certainly should be there. All of this to coincide nicely with the Ecotourism […]

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25 de April de 2014 | By | Reply More