When I was choosing countries to visit what now seems an eternity ago, Brazil was top of my list. And it wasn't a let down. Everything about Brazil is spectacular. The beaches are dazzling; the scenery is jaw-dropping; the cities are highly energetic; the jungles teeming with life; the rivers legendary. You cannot fail to be moved in Brazil. Sure, it has many problems socially, politically and environmentally but for a traveller it is a dream come true. I leave Brazil simply wishing I wasn't.