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Presenter : Ian Wright

North East Brazil

Capoeira Practice on Dili Beach by United Nations Photo

Ian Wright travels in the North East of Brazil. He starts his journey in Salvador, the colonial capital of Bahia, where he samples the famous Brazilian coffee and participates in image: ian wright in hammockCapoeira – a traditional martial art combining ballet and acrobatics.

Travelling into the interior of Brazil, Ian attends a Candomble ceremony, the fastest growing religious cult in Brazil. He also explores the stunning Chapada Diamantina National Park near Lencois.

Ian flies to Recife where he chances upon a traditional wedding ceremony. It just so happens that he is invited to join in the festivities at the wedding of the great Brazilian football legend,Pele.

Travelling up the coast, Ian visits the multi-coloured sandhills of Morro Branco, where intricate sand paintings are made. He joins in the party at a carnival in Fortaleza, and stops off at the isolated fishing village of Jericoacoara, where he stays with a Brazilian family.

The final leg of Ian’s trip takes him to the mouth of the Amazon, and the port of Belem, where local food specialities are on sale at the thriving market.

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