One of the coolest thing I did in Brazil was a trip in this lovely steam locomotive, popularly know in Brazil as Maria Fumaça.
This train trip is a must do while in Tiradentes. The city itself is gorgeous too and worth to visit. With it's colorful, harmonious colonial houses, the town seems to have been frozen in time.
I've sent this card to myself.
Foto: Sérgio Ricardo de Freitas
This charming train, called "Maria Fumaça" (Smoke Mary), was inaugurated by Brazilian Emperor Dom Pedro II in 1881, and takes passengers from Tiradentes to nearby São João del Rei.
The 12 kilometer (7.5 mi) ride takes 35 minutes.