Monthly Archives: March 2015

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The sun was not out today and it was only 17 degrees when we left. It did warm up slowly all day to about 30 by late afternoon. We rode south and west and arrived after 304 km in Bagé about 1230.… Read the rest

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Brasillia, DF to the border of Uruguay: 3000 plus km and 8 days to make it before the visas expire

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Arriving back to Brasilia we were an hour late, but our friend Erick was there to meet us. His wife Danielle had also prepared a special meal for us. We are really hoping to connect with them when they are in Europe this summer.… Read the rest

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The Rio Negro & Amazon part 2

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After breakfast on our second day out we moved down river to visit an island that has an indigenous community. They were very friendly and the Chief welcomed us. His wife then showed us how they process the manioc or cassava they grow into Farofa (a toasted manioc and flour mixture that Brazilians eat with every meal and looks and tastes to us like sawdust) and Tapioca (cassava starch extracted and formed into flakes or balls).… Read the rest

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The Rio Negro & Amazon part 1

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Our 2 1/2 hour flight from Fortaleza to Manaus was at 10 pm and we landed and were finally at the hotel at 1 am.

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The hotel has an amazing view of the Rio Negro, which is the largest left tributary of the Amazon, is the largest blackwater river in the world, and one of the world’s ten largest rivers by outflow.… Read the rest

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Cumbuco Kite surfing Mecca

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Thanks again to Erick who dropped us off at the airport for our flight to Fortaleza. We were sitting on the fully loaded plane ready for take off when they announced we all had to get off as the air con was not working.… Read the rest

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We were very happy to receive an invitation from Erick and Danielle in Brasilia and so we made our way there today a short 311 km to the Capital.

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Danielle and Erick are supper hosts. They fed and housed the bikes and us.… Read the rest

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Calvacantes & Chapada dos Veadeiros

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Today was just about making miles and we booked it 470 km west on the BA 242 to Berreiras. We found a decent hotel and hid from the heat.

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Today we planned another 425 km west and then south to Calvacantes near the National Park Chapada dos Veadeiros.… Read the rest

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