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Dec 22, 2005 - Killer mosquitos in the Pantanal

After leaving Foz do Iguazu we continued north up through Brazil with a brief overnight stop in a town called Doradas, and finally stopping in the Pantanal. The Pantanal is basically an open swampland bigger in area than the whole of France (200,000sqkm). There used to be unrestricted cattle grazing over all of it however this has now reduced somewhat. Despite this, there are still at least 20 million head of cattle roaming over the swamp today (all the indian white type cow with the neck humps!). There are very few roads across the swamp,...

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