Sunday, December 12, 2010

September 26, 2010 – Mantiqueira Sierra


September 26, 2010 – Mantiqueira Sierra
I was in my twenties when I heard of three little towns nestled in Mantiqueira Sierra, between three Southeast major States. They were called Visconde de Maua, Maromba and Maringa. Being a sierra and surrounded by woods, the place is bucolic. Waterfalls, water springs, fog, cold winters, wood burning stoves and heaters, fantastic views, rustic life style, calm and peace.
After all these years, I heard that the place has become elegant retreat for the rich, with good restaurant and great hotels. Some kind of Carmel, CA for city folks. But there are still many towns in the Sierra that are untouched by the money.
I wish I were part of back to the landers in 1970’s and had joined hippies to move to the sierras. Many of them still live in artistsy homes with no need to color their hair. They have become less dirty and more enterpreneurs. They sell their arts and crafts, including gourmet type of food for tourists.
My escapist dreams are in full force. I guess I got scared by nematodes. My enemy is invisible.

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