BUZIOS, BRAZIL by Teri Tsang Barrett
“Praia da Ferradura is a horseshoe-shaped beach in Buzios, Brazil, with crystalline blue water that barely breaks on the shore. A sliver of the Atlantic is visible through the passage where Ferradura’s rocky cliffs almost touch, giving this still body of water the feel of the world’s largest, bluest pool. Ice-cold beers were purchased from a German expat manning the beachside bar. He told us he fell in love with a local; the relationship ended but that wasn’t reason enough to leave. I can see why — the languid, nowhere-to-be-but-here pace of Buzios and beauty of Ferradura call to mind the utopian setting of Alex Garland’s The Beach. Only it’s not a secret and all are welcome."

-Teri Tsang Barrett

Teri Tsang Barrett is an NYC-based writer and recipe developer. She has written for Every Day with Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Rolling Stone, Woman’s Day, and other publications and websites. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Institute of Culinary Education.

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August 2012