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Mushrooms shoot up everywhere after rain. These two were quite large, about 10cm in height.


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This mudhole blocked our way to Capivari, and the bus detoured over the grass. On the way back the grass had turned into a swamp, and we were stuck until 3 in the morning, when a jeep arrived to pull us out…


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This thick moss carpet was all over the stones of a garden wall.

Making marmalade

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This “doceira” (sweetmaker) is making marmalade (or at least they call it that) from marmelo fruit. The large copper bowl in front is used for making cheese and several types of sweets.

A relatively large part of the local population is descended from slaves; although they were officially freed in 1889, the new order often took decades to reach the interior. This old lady says both her parents had been slaves.


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This 25cm lizard is very hard to notice against the speckled stones, until it moves.


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The little clumps on the leaf contain insect larvae.


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This is a typical landscape of the Jequitinhonha region. Layered stone hills with dryland vegetation in the cracks, and rich topsoil with wetland vegetation and larger trees in the valleys.


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These kids had just sung and danced at a local folklore show… very amateurish stuff, but interesting. The adults are still doing a last number in the background.

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