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Brazil Is Home To Myriad Ancient Wonders

Sep 30, 2015
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There’s plenty of mystery to explore in Brazil. Astonishing archaeological sites include a petroglyph found carved into bedrock in Lapa do Santo in the central part of the country, thought to be over 10,000 years old and the oldest example of American rock art so far discovered. In northern Brazil’s Amazon River Basin, close to the town of Monte Alegre, pictographs on the walls within the Caverna da Pedra Pintada, or Painted Rock Cave, are among the earliest discovered in the Americas. The images, rediscovered by archaeologist Anna C. Roosevelt, include geometric designs, and a drawing of woman giving birth.

Brazil is also home to an impressive megalithic site near Calçoene. The mysterious stone circle is composed of 127 standing blocks of granite, positioned on a slope above the Rego Grande River. Called the Tropical Stonehenge or Amazon Stonehenge by locals, the site was first reported by Swiss-Brazilian naturalist Emilio Goeldi towards the end of the 19th century. Since that time, other sites have also been noted along the Rego Grande, thought to have been constructed by a pre-Columbian society. Intriguing artifacts, bones and pottery have been found in pits nearby, covered by large slabs of stone.

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Oct 13, 2021

Jackson’s Bar & Oven Review

There’s an aspirational rustic chic/farm-to-table restaurant genre often associated with Northern California’s wine country. When you drive down the main street of Napa, Sonoma or any of the other towns, it appears there are as many of them as there are vineyards. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this genre, as the quality of the food is consistent and ambitious chefs earnestly endeavor to elevate home-style dishes to a higher standard.

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American Cruise Lines Announced New Look, Names for Paddlewheel Fleet

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Greece: Destination Culture

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eFlyer News
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Cathay Pacific, UNICEF HK Raised $200,000 in 2020 Despite Travel Disruptions

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Class Act 2021
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Imaginative Art Installations Take Off at Airports Around the World

During the 1990s, domestic and international travel increased dramatically in almost every region of the world. But when COVID-19 hit the travel industry in early 2020, airport managers gazed at empty terminals and parking lots and either stopped all construction work or took advantage of the suddenly quiet, traffic-free landscape to speed up expansion projects. For many airports, working through the pandemic meant they were able to complete their new runway and terminal projects, which included installing colorful new artwork that greeted millions of passengers in summer 2021 when TSA lines and flight schedules returned to pre-pandemic levels.

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eFlyer Reviews
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Mansion on Forsyth Park Review

This is a tale of two visits, one when I was just coming for a late lunch by myself and the other time returning as a five-night guest. The hotel used to be the jewel in the Kessler crown, but since the opening of JW Marriott Plant, it feels like the Mansion is an afterthought. Check-in and valet service are always superb at the Mansion; when I was there as a restaurant guest, I had a “big old pickup truck” — well, not old, as it was a rental from Hertz — and I could not have received nicer treatment. In fact, the pickup was out front and remained there as I had lunch — no charge, either! As a guest, I still received very kind care, but service was slower; maybe more people were there. Check-in was swift, but water seemed to be at a premium, and we had to secure this from the front desk daily — which I felt was inconvenient. I often found myself running down to secure a few bottles at the end of the day. The hotel has some impressive artwork throughout which is really interesting and helps set a fun mood.