segunda-feira, 14 de março de 2011

Waterfall rappeling in Bonito, Pernambuco, Brazil


This weekend I travelled by bicycle to Bonito, a countryside town in the Agreste region of Pernambuco, around 140km from Recife. Agreste is a narrow zone of transition between the coastal forest and the semiarid backland that we call Sertão.

Bonito means beautiful, that was the way hunters exploring the forests around the hamlet of São José dos Bezerros named the area after seeing it's streams of clean translucent water.

There are many waterfalls in Bonito, this one is called Véu da Noiva, that means Bridal Veil. Both Bonito and Bridal Veil are somewhat common names for towns and waterfalls respectively in Brazil.

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