A few readers have asked us why we don’t have any hotel or tour reviews for Brazil Funny thing is, all of those questions came from people connected to the tourism industry there, so they have something to gain. In the other hand, not all that many travelers seem to be in a hurry to go there and the tourism industry is constantly shooting itself in the foot. Combine that with high crime in the cities and an onerous visa process and most tourists take a pass on Brazil. They go to Peru, Chile, or Argentina instead.

What’s the story behind all this? Here’s a great explanation from the terrific site BrazilMax.

We do have correspondents visiting there this spring, however, so we will launch a limited batch of hotel reviews after that. Stay tuned…