MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2007. CANOA QUEBRADA, BRAZIL. After a half day in Natal, Jeff and I decided to catch a bus to Aracati (R$54, 5 hours) and then a taxi to a tiny village, Canoa Quebrada, a popular beach destination in northeast Brazil (As I'm from Hawaii and live in Los Angeles, I don't want or need anymore beach time; however, the Brazilian northeast coast is pretty much all beach for 600 kilometers (360 miles)). We are staying at Pousada California (R$60 twin), owned by Steve, a Brit who worked in Hong Kong and openned the pousada as a side business.
We plan to be here a few days and then continue working our way to Belem, from where we will travel up the Amazon river, at about 6,387 kilometers the second longest river in the world after the Nile river (6,690 kilometers).