Allen Rainey
Allen Rainey asked:

Loved the book. Are the places in Brazil real places? i cannot seem to find them on the map....but it IS a big country.

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Dennis Raffaelli In the author's note at the end of the book, he says he visited these places with a Baptist missionary.
Beatriz Yes, they are! Although things must have changed a bit (the book was written in the nineties), specially regarding technology which is evolving and spreading everywhere, of course.

You may have trouble finding "Pantanal" in maps because it is not a state or city... It is the name given for the biome which covers a great land over the territory of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul (two Brazilian states) and part of Bolívia and Paraguai (another two South American countries).

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Some practical information for travellers:
Yes, the places are and no doubt beautifully mysterious.
Robin F Of course they are: get online !
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