Came to Find – Vim Encontrar

ENGLISH: So tell me, what did you come to find here? Read more and see what my opinions & thoughts on everything are all about. Followed my blog? I'll follow yours. PORTUGUÊS: Então me diga, o que você veio encontrar aqui? Leia mais e veja quais são as minhas opiniões & pensamentos sobre todas as coisas. Seguiu o meu blog? Vou seguir o seu.

ENG.: Carolina – Hidden Paradise

Two years ago, when I still lived in Amazon, my family decided to travel by car for 35 days around the area. One of the cities that we visited is a part of the Chapada das Mesas National Park, very small (23.979 residents) and named Carolina, state of Maranhão.

The architecture there is still from the city’s old days (lots of windows, low ceiling) and this tree in the picture was in front of our inn (house with white walls) and it is 113 years old.

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When you get there, you have to hire a tour guide to do some of the tours this natural paradise offers. Believe me: it is impossible to go to certain waterfalls alone (pictures will prove it)

PEDRA CAÍDA NATIONAL PARK (Pedra Caída – Fallen Stone)

It’s an ecological reserve, with amazing waterfalls and natural pools. I met Mariana there, this macaw on my arm. Fear is all over my face, definitely or absolutely?😀

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>> Encanto Azul (Blue Enchantment): Located in the Cocal river. You cannot not fall in love with this crystal clear water, great temperature for swimming and appreciation of the fishes around you. Don’t forget to bring goggles. (Wikipedia) God knows how much I wanted my water proof camera that day!

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You have to hike in this place for 30 – 40 minutes…

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To find this!

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Makes you tired, but it’s worth it! This is a typical flower of this place. Pretty, huh? But it smells terrible!

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>> Poço Azul (Blue Well): Located in the Cocal river. Crystal clear water in a natural pool with over 5 meters – 16 feet – of depth is what makes us fall in love with it. (Wikipedia)

Guess what? Hike again + staircase of 82 meters – 269 feet.

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And finally we found what we were looking for…

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Saint Paula’s Waterfall

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Another waterfall, I can’t find the name anywhere, I’m sorry.

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My dad venturing himself

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My brother deleted the pictures (not on purpose!) of two waterfalls from our camera, one called Capelão (Chaplain) and the other one’s name is Santuário (Sanctuary)… They’re gorgeous! Well hidden treasures of mother nature.

>> Capelão: Beautiful! (Flickr)

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>> Santuário: You cross this narrow path to reach it. (SkyScraperCity)

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In this picture you see Morro do Chapéu (Hat’s Mountain) and despite being outside of the Chapada das Mesas National Park, it’s considered one of the symbols of the region.

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Like I previously wrote, we traveled for 35 days and this was one of the cities among so many others I visited. Soon I will write more about the others and unknown places in Brazil😀 there are other waterfalls and natural pools, but those above deserve recognition.

46 comments on “ENG.: Carolina – Hidden Paradise

  1. cocomino
    June 26, 2013

    What a great place. I would like to visit there. Thanks for sharing.🙂

    • thaygoulart
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Google Carolina, MA – Brazil. Who knows what you might find? Cheap hotels?😀

  2. kalamitykelli
    June 27, 2013

    I don’t think you are doing anything wrong – you just need to plaster your pictures all over Pinterest. They are beautiful – your photography skills are wonderful. I would give anything to be able to take pictures this lovely. Make sure you offer lots of ways for people to follow you like Bloglovin’ – that’s a big one.

    • thaygoulart
      July 18, 2013

      I don’t know how to use Pinterest. I’ve never tried, to be honest. Do you think it’s worth it? Thank you so much. I’m trying to put together an “archive” here – which seems impossible to me haha! – but I’ll take your advice on Bloglovin’.

      • kalamitykelli
        July 18, 2013

        Oh yes! Pinterest is often my most active referrer – like today. You write your article and then pin your own. Follow lots of people and many (like me) will follow you back. If I repin one of your pins then all my followers will see it and it will multiply exponentially. Like you, I really didn’t think it was worth it…….but only for about a month!

        • thaygoulart
          July 18, 2013

          Wow sounds like a good deal to me! I am going to travel to another beach/lagoon place in August and I might use Pinterest then! I’ll try to take great photos and post them here🙂 if I succeed I PROMISE I’ll mention you! Hahah😀

  3. jingsandthings
    June 27, 2013

    Gorgeous.

    • thaygoulart
      July 18, 2013

      It really is, isn’t it? In August I’ll be traveling again… Can’t wait!

  4. Iamrcc
    June 27, 2013

    Thank you for the visit and the like of my post “Soft Light Background”.

    • thaygoulart
      July 18, 2013

      You’re welcome. Thank you for taking the time to stop by as well.

  5. baconbiscuit212
    July 2, 2013

    The photos of those waterfalls are truly stunning! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog!

    • thaygoulart
      July 18, 2013

      Thank you, baconbiscuit212! If you could see them in person, you’d like it even more. And thanks again for stopping by🙂

  6. Tanumoy Biswas
    July 13, 2013

    Lovely compilation!🙂

  7. vastlycurious.com
    July 13, 2013

    Simply wonderful ! You need no help at all !!!

  8. george-b
    July 13, 2013

    Lovely places, Wonderful photos!

    • thaygoulart
      July 13, 2013

      Thank you! Not that many people know Carolina exists, I’m glad I’m spreading the news to the world🙂

      • george-b
        July 13, 2013

        And you have good reasons to be! May I ask if you have special music, that you can post…As you can see I’m full of music so to speak…And traditional health plants: I know about Yerba Mate, uno de gato, and few others…But Amazonia will always be the nature’s pharmacy, I think…
        I like the way you past bilingually, I got only a shortcut to bing translator, and suing google as browser offers an automatic translator, quite ready to use (not for poetry with deep metaphors) It offers to translate all blogging languages…So to speak…
        So glad to have come to know each other…
        The next fado goes to you thaygoulart!

        George.

        • thaygoulart
          July 14, 2013

          If you’re looking for Portuguese – English translations you should trust me more than Google or Bing… Posting in 2 languages is hard, but I am loving it and I am glad I decided to do it, enhanced my vocabulary already. Thanks! I’ll share some music I’m keen on, can you suggest any genres? Amazônia is one of our treasures… We have to take care of it… Speaking of health plants, here’s one for you to study: guaraná.
          Thanks for stopping by again, Thay.

          • george-b
            July 14, 2013

            My pleasure, Thay! Music…I was thinking folklore, traditional instruments.

  9. frizztext
    July 18, 2013

    macaw on your arm:
    friendly fellow it seems!
    And wow: the waterfalls!

    • thaygoulart
      July 18, 2013

      She was too friendly! Kept eating my salad while my family and I had lunch🙂 yes, the waterfalls… Wow indeed.

  10. bentehaarstad
    July 18, 2013

    How much I would like to try that clear water. looks like a paradise.

    • thaygoulart
      July 18, 2013

      It really is. God must have been inspired when He designed Carolina’s waterfalls😀

  11. Sonel
    July 20, 2013

    What a beautiful place! Great shots and looks like you had lots of fun Thay! Thanks for sharing hon.😀 *hugs*

    • thaygoulart
      July 23, 2013

      I had such a good time, Sonel! Wish I could go back. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. lancoliebleue
    July 20, 2013

    Bonjour,
    Quel endroit merveilleux ! Bonne journée.

    • thaygoulart
      July 20, 2013

      Bonjour! Merci pour écrire une message ici🙂
      Bonne journée a vous aussi.

  13. EagleAye
    July 23, 2013

    Fantastic pics. That looks like an awesome hike.

    • thaygoulart
      July 24, 2013

      Thank you! It was, too bad I was so not prepared for it! Next time I’ll have my sneakers on🙂

  14. TBM
    July 23, 2013

    35 days! that’s amazing! Hard to believe that cute flower smells so bad. It just seems perky and should smell wonderful. Loved the tour!

    • thaygoulart
      July 24, 2013

      This flower smells like fart… It is terrible! Hahaha! I’ll be posting again of hidden places in Brazil that are as wonderful as Carolina. Glad you enjoyed it!

  15. djmrakiey
    July 24, 2013

    Nice family adventure… lucky you.

  16. adinparadise
    July 24, 2013

    What a lovely place, especially those amazing waterfalls.🙂

    • thaygoulart
      July 29, 2013

      They look amazing indeed, wish I could go back🙂

  17. Praveena
    July 31, 2013

    Thanks for sharing.What a beautiful place.You must to be lucky to visit.You have captured photos nicely.I enjoyed visiting your blog,thanks for the visit.Good luck on your blog.Looking forward to read more about you🙂

    • thaygoulart
      September 17, 2013

      You’re so welcome! I do consider myself lucky to get to see these places in Brazil, glad I have a camera too! Haha. I’ll be checking yours again soon, kind of disappeared but now I am back🙂

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