Monthly Archives: January 2015

Salvador de Bahia

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We got up today to pouring rain despite it being bright and sunny outside, only in Brazil. But unlike Vancouver where this would last for days here it usually lasts less than 30 minutes.


We planned to go up the coast to the “ferry boat” to Salvador.… Read the rest

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Porto Seguro & Itacare

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We did not have far to go today at only 230 km to Porto Seguro, but it still took almost 4 hours due to rain and long lines of trucks to pass. We did get lucky a few times with road repairs and were able to get to the front of the long lines before the traffic was allowed to go in our direction.… Read the rest

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Guarapari & Teixeira de Freitas

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Well we finally have to leave our home at Paulo’s in Itacoatiara and head north. Our visa runs out February 16, and we have a lot of ground to cover. We have changed out plans and instead of driving the extra 3200 km from Salvador de Bahia to Fortaleza and then Brasilia, we will drive to Bahia and then Brasilia and fly from Brasilia to Fortaleza and Manaus.… Read the rest

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Buzios & Corcovado

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Poor Dan had to do the oil changes on one of the hottest days we have had, luckily the guys at the local service station let him use their bay so he was inside in the shade. The worst part as usual was to get the bash plate back on Lulu.… Read the rest

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New Years in Rio

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We spent the last day of the year at the beach near Paulo’s house in Itacoatiara. It is normally deserted, but this is a holiday week and so it is packed. We did get some reprieve at the neighborhood beach club.… Read the rest

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Rio de Janeiro

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We were sad to leave our friends in PG, but its time to start getting north. Today we are riding to Rio de Janeiro. This is one of those exotic places we have been dreaming about going since we were kids.… Read the rest

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Christmas in Praia Grande

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Today the weather is starting to look like rain again and we decided to just book it back to the main highway and head back to the beach at Praia Grande a day early. Then we braved the mall in the pouring rain to pick up some gift for Christmas for our hosts.… Read the rest

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Diamentina, Morada Nova da Minas, & Boa Espernača

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We left Ouro Preto and again went north on the curvy mountain roads to the city of Diamentina, which in the 17 th century was part of the gold and diamond rush. It is also UNESCO site.

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On route you pass a lot of open mines.… Read the rest

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Ouro Preto & Mariana

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Today we headed north and west again for another 187 km of winding roads with stunning scenery to Ouro Preto.

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Leaving Tiradentes we took the back way thru Prados. This way is partly cobbles and partly packed red dirt.

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We are going to one of the most visited places in Brazil the city of Ouro Preto.… Read the rest

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Paraty & Tiradentes

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From PG we headed to the coast road and north 314 km to Paraty (Parati). This is a scenic drive along the sea to this popular town.

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The streets in the historic center have the worst deep and sharp cobbles ever, which are challenging at low speed if you get in traffic.… Read the rest

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