Turbulence shakes the small aircraft as it dips through storm clouds. Fernando de Noronha first appears as a dot surrounded by a leaden-colored ocean.
On glitzy tourist brochures, this Brazilian island is touted as a tropical paradise, a nature haven for rare species and a scuba diver's playground.
The taxis are dune buggies, hotel staff pin fresh hibiscus flowers to guests' doors, and frogs as big as a hand hop through luxuriant undergrowth. Read full article »