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Brazilian drivers are crazy!

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Brazilians, in general, are lovely people. I actually think that they might be about the friendliest people in the world. BUT, put them behind of the wheel of a motor vehicle and they think they’re Airton Senna (famous Brazilian race…

Long days of travel

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Finding overnight overland stops, or camps, in Brazil. I think I’ve mentioned before that an unfortunate thing about overlanding in Brazil is the distances between attractions. It can be several long days of bad roads and too much traffic before…

Swimming in a big natural aquarium: full of big fish!

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After Campo Grande, our next Brazilian stop was Bonito. And, it wasn’t even a place we’d heard of until Brazilians started telling us about it.Bonito is known for crystal clear rivers which have about 30 different types of fish…

Confession Time

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We first drove our Kombi into Brazil in june of 2011 with permission for 6 months. As the six months came to a close, we tried everything possible to legalize the car in Brazil but without luck. So in mid…

A Lift at Last

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After a few weeks without access to any weights, we finally found a functional gym in Boa Vista. This place was overcrowded with machines but we made some room and got our lift on. Just about time we got going…

Boa Vista

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If you want to learn a new language there’s no better way to do it than by taking a Kombi to a foreign country. You’ll find yourself in lots of long descriptive conversations and interactions with mechanics, auto part suppliers,…

End of the Line

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There’s a strange experience on the Amazon when the pristine rainforest abruptly stops and is replaced by a filthy city. It seems impossible but all of a sudden there it is like a rotten cavity in a an otherwise gleaming…

CRAAAACK!

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When I went to bed at 11:00 or so there were lightning flashes everywhere. No thunder just lightning all around. At 2 am we were pulling into port at Juruti, the rain was coming down hard, I saw a flash…

Fever Dreams

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The last thing I expected while traveling up the Amazon was to be cold, but there I was laying in my hammock wrapped in a sheet with my teeth chattering. It was becoming painfully cold and nobody else seemed to…

Rio de Janeiro

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Our journey from Montevideo wasn’t the shortest route as we had to first fly across the Rio de Plata to Buenos Aires and from there we flew up to Rio.We arrived late in Rio at around 10pm so we…

FOZ DO IGUAÇU – BRASIL

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Após a fronteira traumática para entrar na Argentina, onde demoramos mais de 3 horas, não tivemos tempo de seguir viagem e dormimos em La Quiaca, no lado argentino da fronteira. Pela manhã seguimos viagem, mas muito cansados por uma noite…