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Trip Report Mana-manaus…ba dee be de bee

(No, you're wrong. This time the headline does not come from the well(be)ing that you might have expected it from.) Once we arrived at the boat and unpacked our hammocks we realized that this boat was at least one size bigger than the one we took

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Trip Report Staying with natives in Jamaraquá

We had left our boat at 7 in the morning, and started walking into Santarém. But we were not so much interested in this city, which didn't seem to host much more other than a busy harbour, and a big Cargill soy silo. Instead, we had read in our gui

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Trip Report Santarem Santarem, you know baby I love you

(Judging by the title of this post, who do you think won this time around again?) The engine is loud, even in the front of the boat, but you are spared the smell of gasoline that lingers in the back next to the bathrooms. The shower drips on your

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Trip Report Prince of Belem

Now this is a story all about how  Our lifes got flipped, turned upside down And we'd like to take a minute just sit right there We'll tell you how we became the prince(ss)  of a town called Bel-Em (We have had lengthy discussion whether we s

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Trip Report O Jeri, Jeri, Jeri, o quae mutatio reri!

Get off in Jijoca and find a pick up to take you to Jeri, behind the dunes, somewhere. Okay. A driver was easy to find, we jumped in the back and after some engine trouble set off. Eventually we were engulfed by sand dunes! Everywhere there were big

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Trip Report Praia da Pipa

Another bus ride, another beachtown. What sounds boring at first turned out to be a nice rest and not less welcoming and enjoyable. But let's start from the beginning. After a long bus ride from Salvador we arrived in the morning in Maceio. Pigs o

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Trip Report Salvador

How well do you sleep on a bus after having such intense days in the Chapada Diamantina, and after drinking caipirinhas, beers and wine with new friends before boarding a night bus to Salvador? All three of us fell asleep before we had even left the

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Trip Report Entering the Chapada Diamantina

First step after leaving the farm was to get to the next town. In our case Ubaitaba. A sandy dirt road lead us past more cacao farms to the small town. From there we went to Feira de Santana, but the bus driver had informed us that he never enters th

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Trip Report Pura Vida – life at it’s purest

We left Itacaré in the afternoon to catch the bus to Ubaitaba. Midway, just behind Agua Fria we hopped off the bus. Luckily, at that time, we had already met Tadeo and Marilia at the bus station. They had done some groceries and were on their way b

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Trip Report A surfer’s delight – Itacaré

We arived in the surfer town Itacaré in the afternoon still with the food that we bought in Arraial. Completed with some beer we had a perfect dinner and a found ourselves in a quite nice room as well. Next day we went on a hike to explore the beach

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Trip Report This could be para-para-paradise

Call it paradise, bubble of happiness or whatever you want: Arraial d'Ajuda will most likely exceed your wildest imaginations of a fantastic place. Ok, let's stop with understatements. The bus ride from Rio was long and landscape changed quickly o

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Trip Report Riolicious

Rio de Janeiro! The city everyone has heard of, the city with iconic sites such as the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana beach, Sugar Loaf, Ipanema beach...we wanted to see it all! We had found a hostel in Santo Christo neighborhood. Andre, t

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Trip Report Paraty

(This was the view we had for the bus ride) Only a six hours bus ride away, but already so different. Paraty, an old colonial town, is a charming little gem on the coast. We arrived late in the afternoon, and started looking for a hostel. We had r

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Trip Report Hello São Pão de Queijo!

We got more and more used to night busses and spending several hours trapped in two seats. After another day on the bus, the concrete jungle appeared out of nowhere and introduced São Paulo. It turned out that the French guy we met at the bus statio

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Trip Report La isla Bonito!

By different means of transportation (jeep, mini van and lastly a private car shared with a very annoying tourist couple) we arrived in Bonito. Felipe, whom we had contacted via couchsurfing, had told us that he didn't have space on his couch but tha