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Jan 21, 2020 - 21st January

21 January Well got up this morning to rain....? Excuse me! I didn't order any of that thank you very much. But it's still warm. Breakfast...then an uber to Convent do Penho. We've seen it from a distance. It looks like a huge group of white building sitting atop a stone mountain. Quite how it was built is beyond me. We went over the really long bridge to the island on which the convent is; Vitoria is a group of 5 (I think) islands connected to each other by bridges. You don't seem to be able to walk over the bridges though which is a...

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Jan 20, 2020 - 14th - 20th January

Off to Valanca 14 January We plan to get the last ferry at 6pm today to Valenca. Our bus leaves at 10pm for a night trip to Porto Seguro. What really happened...... We paid for a late check out. We had breakfast then went to the right of the hotel as far as we could for a walk. Met an Argentinian young man who's working in a bar. We're the 1st English people he's seen there an he's worked there for a couple of years. Walk back a bit and see some retro deck chairs so we grab a couple and order a beer. We're a bit burned from yesterday so...

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Mar 7, 2014 - Ouro Preto to Linhares, Brazil

Friday 7th March 2014 Ouro Preto to Bush Camp on the way to Linhares, Brazil We had breakfast and left camp at 7:30am today and set off down through the mountains. Today we drove through very hilly country with lots of towns, coffee plantations and eucalyptus plantations. It is quite rugged country but with crops growing on hillsides. Today was overcast and warm and we had some problems with the truck and were delayed a total of about two hours and so we didn’t reach where we were supposed to by evening. So we stopped and camped by the side...

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Feb 7, 2013 - Vitoria

Vitoria is a nice city of 300,000 people. It is a few miles in from the ocean and apparently quite a navigation challenge with a bridge to go under. We ending up staying later than planned because the Brazilian authorities said we had to wait until later to leave. Our Captain was not amused! We took a shore excursion that took us across the inlet to Vila Velha where we visited a 16C convent that gave us great views high over the town. We had a stop at a chocolate factory shop on the way back, but managed to resist the temptation and opted...

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Amazon Cruise 2013

Jul 20, 2008 - Leaving Pedra Azul

Day 9 - Pedra Azul to Ouro Preto We spent most of today just relazing before our over night bus to Ouro Preto. Antonio took us to a friend of theirs in the area who keeps bees and is selling his `organic´ honey and other bi-products. Oh - and he´s Dutch! Britt felt immediately at home and enjoyed wagging her native tounge for a few hours. Arno was a nice guy who was drawn to stay in Brazil because of the weather, the women and the weather. No complaints from us there - so far only sunshine :) The evening meal was just Antonio, Marli and us,...

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Feb 6, 2007 - Victoria

ok, so Rio was an absolute blast and we had to get our butts out of there stat! otherwise we would have stayed there a month. The last night we had there was a blast, we went to the Party central part of Rio, and went to this old skool samba club, reminded me of the wartime officers balls (yes from the many that i went to!), where you had to ask a lady to dance with you, and it was all so very propper, so needless to say it was an experience, after that we went out for pizza, then got a cab to watch the sun rise over cococabana beach, then...

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Dec 4, 2006 - Mateus's Birthday

Last weekend, Alvinho and I went took an overnight bus to Victoria where his son, Mateus, lives to celebrate his 1st birthday. We traveled with Maria and Angelo, two people I work with at Ativo who also happen to be Mateus's aunt and uncle. Julie, Mateus's mom, is part of a HUGE family with about 10 kids and even more half-kids, step-kids, etc. (It's very confusing.) Their family is part of an international Christian missionary group called "The Family" and you never know who is related to who and how. I work with four people from "The...

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BRAZIL!!!

May 28, 2006 - Vitoria - de novo - Rotary/Rotaract 4410 District Conference

So, at the last minute on Thursday night, at the invitation of Thompson, I decided I would catch a bus to Vitoria to take part in the combined Rotary/Rotaract 4410 district conference. This turned out to be a really fun trip where I met lots of fun people including the GSE team from Atlanta, about 50 Rotaractors, and several Rotarians. The bus trip took about 8 hours and Thompson was at the station to pick me up when I arrived. The bus was about an hour late so we had to hurry to get some of the last minute items completed that Thompson...

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Apr 20, 2006 - Vitoria with Susan, Estephan, Karla, Thompson, and Michelle

And then Susan arrived! Timing was great for this - Grete's flight home coincided perfectly with Susans arrival from São Paulo. This time we spent the first couple of days in Rio. That night we went out for dinner before calling it a night. The first day (Wednesday) we went to Petropolis, a smaller town about an hour an a half from Rio. The bus ride was an adventure in itself. We saw the house of Santos Dumont (the disputed Brazilian inventor of the airplane), a palace, a church, an Easter party in a park, and lots of Fuscas (VW beetles)....

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