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In 1992, Mark Eveleigh spent six hours reviewing his life while swinging from the end of a fraying cable in the world’s highest cable-car in Venezuela. The psychological shock of this experience was enough to send him plummeting down the slippery slope into the shadowy world of freelance travel-writing. As an author he has since further dodged ill-luck and pestilence in the malaria-infested rainforests of central Borneo and among AK47-wielding bandits in Madagascar’s "wild west." He is the founder of The WideAngle photo agency and is currently on assignment in Brazil.

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Voyage of the New World

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 3:54 PM

The hot equatorial sun on your back, the cool Java teak deck under your feet and a healthy trade-wind in your sails. There's no better way to appreciate Indonesia's Komodo archipelago than aboard the recently launched Dunia Baru, the most luxurious traditional ship ever built in Indonesia. Photos by Mark...

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A 'Unique' Retreat In Sao Paulo

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 9:30 AM

"Original" doesn't do it justice. "Extraordinary" doesn't quite cut it either. "Amazing" is just plain lame. "Unique" probably fits the bill better than anything ... But it's such a weird name for a hotel.

At first glance, the strange boat-shaped "melon-slice" of Hotel Unique is unlike any other...

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Enjoying Brazilian Carnival At A Bloco (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 10:00 AM

While the media spotlight shines on the action in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, much of the carnival craziness takes place at the blocos. One of the best and most colorful things about the blocos are the costumes.

Sometimes the streets for miles around a big bloco are full of people...

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Hanging Out With Rio de Janeiro's Drunk Priests And Devils (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 11:00 AM

A drunk bishop sits on a step nursing a glass of beer and eyeing up a body-builder with a red satin dress stretching over his bulging pecs. Across the road, a policewoman, in an unfeasibly short skirt, lewdly caresses a plastic truncheon as she jokes with a nun. The nun...

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