This site simply wouldn't be possible without the help of the following people.
I can't thank him enough for his time and patience in helping to construct this website. With nothing to gain financially he gave up his own personal time just to help someone on their way. One of those people who restores your faith in humanity. For any IT developers you might try his site bunkandrambling.com.
Award winning graphic designer, baladeiro extraordinaire. His design for the site was more beautiful than what is displayed before you but like all designers he saw his vision compromised by the forces of time and money. Can have an equally good time on $R5 or $R500. "I get paid to draw pictures" is probably the best job description you could have.
My Brazilian Portuguese teacher/consultant. I know my Portuguese isn't perfect but it is a lot better thanks to minha professora maravilhosa. If you're in Sydney and need a professional Portuguese teacher send me an email and I'll give you her phone number.
Below is a whole list of people (in no particular order) who helped contribute information and always ensured I had a good time in Brazil. Equally there are many others who in either small or large ways made my days in Brazil a wonderful experience.
Claudio & Aline
Ma-Ré & Luli & Regina
Fabio & Gracieli
Andrew & Tati
Mirela & Bianca
Simone & Alex
Rogerio & Andreia
Homerinho e Christopho
Rodolfo, Planta, Daniel, Walter & Picks
And thanks to those who passed on advice or helped me along the way:
Carlos, Carol & Samuel
Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul - Biological Sciences