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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 jumped straight in a cab to our hotel. As this was the last stop on our journey before heading home…

Brazil 4 -Cuiaba to Porto Velho, Rio Branco and the border with Peru.

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30th May – In Cuiaba, our hotel price of 159 real (approx. £53) includes another amazing breakfast.  We leave on deserted roads and guess it must be a holiday.  We are right, but fortunately the well-stocked supermarket is open and we find a car wash for Moby, covered in 2 weeks of red dust from the Pantanal.

Ahead of us are the…

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 não muito bem dormida, devido ao frio e aos efeitos da altitude que nos pegou muito forte.
Pouco mais de…

Porto Alegre and a Gaucho Feast

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The South of Brasil is the home of Gaucho culture and with it the world’s best grilling of meat. Everywhere you go are Churrascaria restaurants where skewers of meat are carved off onto your plate at the table. The meat keeps coming until you are defeated by the sheer quantity.

In Brasil the spiritual home of Churrascaria is the Southern…

Mountains in Brasil

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Despite the mixed weather we decided to head into the mountains (well really hills compared to much of South America) of Rio Grande du Sul. The mountains in Rio Grande are the one place in Brasil where it occasionally snows.

Our first stop was the town of Praia Grande where we checked with the local tourist office that the road into the…

Porto Belo and Florianopolis

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We came back down to the coast after exploring the Valle Europa and decided that it was time to find a nice beach to rest up on for a couple of days.
We drove into a peninsula called Porto Belo in search of our perfect beach. The first town is Porto Belo itself where the beach front is built up…

Valle Europa: Little Germany ?

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German Church in Valle Europa

We left the little Ihla de Sao Francisco and headed slightly inland to a rich fertile valley called Valle Europa. This region of Brasil was settled by German immigrants in the 19th century after immigration to the USA became more difficult and consequently has a distinct German character, with German as likely to be heard…

Ihla de Sao Francisco

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After leaving Igaucu we wanted to drive to the coast to spend some time checking out Brasil’s famous beaches.  The only problem was that the coast is A 500 Mile cross country slog away. We managed to drive this in two days stopping off at one of Brasil’s amazing truck stops for the night.
Of all the countries that we…

Iguacu: Brasil

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Once in Brasil we headed straight to Camping International which to our surprise had a number of large American style RV’s in residence. This was a much better place to stay than anything we had found in Argentina and even had a swimming pool.

In the morning we headed off to the Brasilian side of the falls which is much…

Border: Argentina to Brasil at Foz du Iguazu

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We broke one of our rules at this border crossing and arrived at the border fairly late in the day. However this is again one of the easiest and quickest borders that we have done.
On arriving at the Argentine side of the border we were directed to the bus area where we parked up. Those in cars can drive…

500 Mph Storm….

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Our 500th day passed and we’re leaving Brasil for the final time. We’ve met some nice people here of the last few days. It must be the area. They’ve looked after us well and we’ve had a party. Thanks to the Bikers Hostel in Iguacu we are ready for the next part of our trip.Did I mention we went to…

FLORIANÓPOLIS-SC

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Em Florianópolis fomos presenteados pelos quase primos Pedro Cidral e Maria Emília com o empréstimo do maravilhoso apartamento na praia dos Ingleses.

Florianópolis é gigantesca e precisaria de pelo menos um mês por aqui para que se pudesse visitar todas as praias e pontos turísticos da ilha.
Na primeira manhã, já que o sol estava forte, aproveitamos para curtir a…

CAMBORIU-SC

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Nosso destino final seria Balneário Camboriu,

onde ficaremos hospedados na casa do amigo Sérgio Cardoso, companheiro de várias outras aventuras como, Everest Trail, Chile de carro, Tailândia, Nepal, Ìndia, etc…

Como ele só chegaria no dia seguinte (sábado) a Camboriu, resolvemos fazer uma parada na cidade de Guaratuba, ainda no litoral do Paraná.
Guaratuba, apesar de pouco conhecida, é um…

Overland from Pipa to Natal, Brazil.

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From 22/12/12 until 23/12/12 we drove the beach route to Pipa Beach and from there to Natal for Christmas. The BR 101 freeway would have been quicker but driving that road is like Purgatory!
From Natal we will be heading 700 km North to Fortaleza, which apparently, we will be able to drive to almost entirely on the beach. In…

A Beautiful Life

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Beautiful vistas, monuments, waterfalls, beaches, luxury and brochure perfection are the qualities that we look for in travel. We don’t want to be hot, dirty or inconvenienced. Travel is sold to us as heaven on earth and we expect perfection -  hell, we paid for it – we demand it. If the sun does not shine, if the wind blows…

We survived Sao Paulo.

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We survived Sao Paulo.
It’s too dangerous! Don’t go there! Bad people! We have been told that too many times. And we are so glad that we are bad listeners. In 2009 before our maiden overland voyage North of South Africa we were told that bad things would happen to us and that we were irresponsible parents to be taking…

A Werewolf in Rio!

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I swear we saw a Werewolf the other night! We had camped for two nights in a military area under the Sugar Loaf in Rio city and then camped two nights in a parking lot on the beautiful Grumari beach south of Rio. On the second night in Grumari a local lady came to us and said “perigrosa aqui, criminales,…

Iguazu Bikers Hostal – Brazilian Hospitality

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After seeing the Iguazu falls from the Argentinian side, we decided to go into Brazil for a few days to see it from that side, and also to help with a visa issue.

Brazilian side of the Falls
When you arrive in Argentina, they give you a 90 day visa, valid from the day you arrive. Ours had started on…

Mais um pódio para a Expedição

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Domingo, dia 19/08/12 foi um dia muito especial para a equipe da expedição. Já havíamos contado a vocês que iríamos participar de mais um rally de regularidade, dessa vez em Campos dos Goytacazes, no norte do estado do Rio de Janeiro. Agora compartilhamos como foi essa experiência.
 
Saímos de Macaé no sábado à tarde já atrasados e tivemos que…

Ushuaia 2011 – Dias 1 a 4

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Dia 1 – Saída de Rio das Ostras
Saímos sem pressa de RO e dirigimos 3 horas até o Rio de Janeiro. Era aniversário da minha mãe então ficamos um pouco lá pra tomar um café, faz uma hora e saímos por volta das 8 da noite para não pegar o trânsito na Avenida Brasil e início da Dutra.
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Sinal verde para os Estados Unidos

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ESta semana obtivemos uma grande vitória: o visto americano! Compartilho agora com vocês como foi o processo.
 
Nosso histórico
Eu já estive nos Estados Unidos em duas ocasiões. Em 1998 fui à Orlando e Miami com visto de turista, que venceu e não foi renovado. Em 2006 voltei ao país com visto de intercâmbio, sem direito a renovação. Como…

Vamos de carro!

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Começamos a contagem regressiva! Faltam menos de 6 meses para o início da nossa jornada e a partir de agora vocês conferem também o andamento do nosso planejamento. A Expedição Novo MUndo começou a ser pensada logo que voltamos da última expedição, em setembro de 2011, quando fomos de carro de Rio das Ostras até o Ushuaia. Mas a ideia era realmente…

2o Encontro – Mergulho com a By Fish

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Está chegando a hora do nosso 2o Encontro! Dessa vez escolhemos uma atividade que vamos praticar bastante durante o período da Expedição: MERGULHO!
 
Alguns destinos são mundialmente famosos por oferecerem mergulhos espetaculares. Entre os lugares por onde vamos passar, podemos citar Bonaire, Galápagos e Riviera Maya. Pensando nisso, a By Fish Mergulho nos ofereceu a oportunidade de nos preparmos…

Panama Paved With Gold

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Aluminum can recycling in Panama. With the first step I took in Panama I heard a crunch and felt the collapse of an aluminum can under my foot. With the second step I managed to miss a plastic bag with the remains of a polystyrene fast-food container, plastic forks and soggy napkins half inside. I looked around me –…

O que rolou no 1o Encontro

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Saudações expedicionários!
 
Só para dar a vocês um gostinho do que rolou no nosso 1º Encontro Expedição Novo Mundo…
Acompanhem abaixo e aguardem o próximo (em Arraial do Cabo)…
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Como foi o 1o Encontro no PARNA Tijuca

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Dia 12 de maio, a equipe da Expedição esteve presente no Parque Nacional da Tijuca para um evento muito especial. O 1º Encontro Expedição Novo Mundo se propôs a divulgar a trilha oferecida pelo Parque, especialmente adaptada a cadeirantes e deficientes visuais. Contamos com a presença de várias pessoas que sentiram o mesmo desejo de promover a inclusão de…

Conheça a BAS

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Nossa primeira parceira é uma grande incentivadora de sonhos e aventuras. Seu staff está sempre pronto a nos atender e nos recebeu de braços abertos! Durante a Adventure Fair 2012 pudemos entrevistar o Ricardo Nicollino e em breve você poderá conferir a entrevista completa aqui no site.
 
A BAS
A Brazilian Adventure Society é a uma Associação composta por…

Dead then alive then dead again – Part 2

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Ahoyhoy,
I´m still in Campo Grande alas, no disrespect to the town. we are still waiting for an answer from the distributor about the parts so I guess I´m not gopinging anywhere soon and eating into the dwindling budget the whole time. Being stuck with nothing to do is my idea of purgatory but hay hoy, mustn´t grumble.
In Goiania…

Dead then alive then dead again – Part 1

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Ahoyhoy,
 
How are you? Well I hope. Its all up in the air here, fortunately not literally.
I spent a lovely evening with my friend Renato and his family eating his Dad´s homemade icecream and his grandparent´s homemade cheese. Wonderful folks and girls; Renato is quite a hunk!

 
 

 
The next day I returned to Voar motorcycles…

Sir Humphrey is critically ill and with the resurectionist now

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Ahoyhoy,
If the title to this entry worries you imagine what it is like here in Goiania, Brazil thousands of miles from home with a bike that can barely move its own weight (question mark)
Anyway the day started well. I repositioned the rear wheel and there is still some movement for the slackening chain but the rear sproket looks…