Home Top

Archive | Brazil

Confession Time

Read the original post and follow Strong SL's overland adventures on their website: STRONG S.L. Lift Big Eat good.


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

Read the original post and follow Strong SL's overland adventures on their website: STRONG S.L. Lift Big Eat good.


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

Read the original post and follow Strong SL's overland adventures on their website: STRONG S.L. Lift Big Eat good.


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

Read the original post and follow Strong SL's overland adventures on their website: STRONG S.L. Lift Big Eat good.


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!

Read the original post and follow Strong SL's overland adventures on their website: STRONG S.L. Lift Big Eat good.


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

Read the original post and follow Strong SL's overland adventures on their website: STRONG S.L. Lift Big Eat good.


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

Read the original post and follow From A to B's overland adventures on their website: fromalaskatobrazil.


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

Read the original post and follow Rodando O Mundo's overland adventures on their website: RODANDO O MUNDO.


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…

Porto Alegre and a Gaucho Feast

Read the original post and follow From A to B's overland adventures on their website: fromalaskatobrazil.


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…

Mountains in Brasil

Read the original post and follow From A to B's overland adventures on their website: fromalaskatobrazil.


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.…

Porto Belo and Florianopolis

Read the original post and follow From A to B's overland adventures on their website: fromalaskatobrazil.


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…

Valle Europa: Little Germany ?

Read the original post and follow From A to B's overland adventures on their website: fromalaskatobrazil.


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…

Ihla de Sao Francisco

Read the original post and follow From A to B's overland adventures on their website: fromalaskatobrazil.


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…

Iguacu: Brasil

Read the original post and follow From A to B's overland adventures on their website: fromalaskatobrazil.


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…

FLORIANÓPOLIS-SC

Read the original post and follow Rodando O Mundo's overland adventures on their website: RODANDO O MUNDO.


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…

CAMBORIU-SC

Read the original post and follow Rodando O Mundo's overland adventures on their website: RODANDO O MUNDO.


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,…

Overland from Pipa to Natal, Brazil.

Read the original post and follow a2a Expedition's overland adventures on their website: a2a Expedition.


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…

A Beautiful Life

Read the original post and follow a2a Expedition's overland adventures on their website: a2a Expedition.


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…

We survived Sao Paulo.

Read the original post and follow a2a Expedition's overland adventures on their website: a2a Expedition.


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…