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Mar 3, 2007 - Porto de Galinhas

When we came up to the north-east of Brazil we decided that we wanted to spend at least a few days on the beach and from the long list of candidates we decided upon Porto de Galinhas and Praia Maracaipe. We could not have found a better spot. It is famous in Brazil for its beauty and also because, even after slavery was officially abolished, slaves continued to be brought ashore here illegally using the code-word, and sometimes underneath, "Galinhas" or chickens. Being a slave on a ship across the Atlantic must have been bad enough without...

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Feb 21, 2007 - Flight to recife

My alarm clock woke me up at 8am...I got ready and packed the rest of my stuff. Ricardo and Edu had not been in bed for long. They were still sleeping. I left for breakfast. While I was sitting in the 24hour shop having an Americano and a Guarrana it starting pouring down in rain. I ran back to the hotel where the taxi driver already was waiting. I went back to the room slipped on the step in front of our room door and crashed into the door. I boozed my knee. Ricardo and Edu where slowly getting in gear. They were packing there last things....

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Jul 11, 2006 - Maceió

Ciudad frente al mar (para variar). Quise ir en un paseo en bote por unas islas, pero el dia estaba todo nublado y lloviendo, asi que al final fui a caminar por la orilla nomas. Nada especial, aunque comi rico. Fui a un mall (el equivalente del Jockey Plaza en Lima, pero con gente mas o menos bien!) con pinta de vagabundo (ropa de baño, polo y chanclas) pero nadie me miraba, habia otra gente igual que yo!

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Feb 4, 2005 - Porto de Galinhas

After another marathon overnight bus journey where the luxurious fully reclining seats were rendered obsolete by the whole 12 hours being on a farm track we felt the need to mentally prepare ourselves for four days of carnage at the carnaval and headed to the beach at Porto de Galinhas. The place was so named because of the tendency to smuggle slaves under crates of Angolan chickens in the years after slavery was banned in Brazil. It has now become quite a tourist mecca and many of the trunks of old palm trees have been ¨sculpted¨ into...

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