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Hi! My name’s Dorothy Com – or Dot Com to my friends. As you can see, I’m a Brownie just like you. Through the power of the Internet I have travelled the world through cyber space and here are some Brownie friends I met along the way.
Maria lives in
Brazil, the largest country in South America. The Amazon River snakes
its way across the north of the country, passing through the world’s
largest area of tropical rainforest. Like most Brazilians, Maria speaks
Portuguese. Every year Maria and her family love to join the famous carnival
in Rio de Janeiro. This spectacular street party marks the start of Lent
and lasts for five days. It is full of stunning costumes, large colourful
floats, and loud samba music.
Nisha is from India, a vast country in Asia – the world’s largest continent. She lives in Bombay, one of the busy cities there. India also has a big desert (the Thar Desert), tropical forests, and snow- and ice-covered mountains (The Himalayas). There are many beautiful buildings such as the Taj Mahal. About a thousand languages and dialects are spoken in India. When Nisha is not wearing her Bulbul (Brownie) uniform, she usually wears a traditional bright-coloured sari. India is very famous for its spices, and Nisha likes to buy saffron-flavoured jalebi sweets from the street stalls.
Sellinah lives near one of the beautiful national parks in South Africa. This is where the ‘Big Five’ endangered species – elephants, rhinoceroses, lions, leopards and cheetahs – are protected. South Africa also has more diamonds than any other country on Earth and the world’s largest goldfield. Sellinah loves to eat the grapes, pineapples, oranges and mangoes that grow in the warm sunshine. She is of Zulu descent (an African tribe) and she taught me how to say ‘sakubona’ (hello) and ‘hamba kahle’ (goodbye) in Zulu.
Although Pascale lives just outside Paris, she spends the summer with her grandparents in the south of France, enjoying the sunshine and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. In the warm evenings, her grandfather plays pétanque (a bit like bowls) with his friends in the village square. In winter, she enjoys skiing on the snowy slopes of the French Alps. As a Jeannette (a French Brownie), Pascale has explored most of Paris’s famous buildings, including the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.
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