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Apr 10, 2006 - Brazil: Tambaba

Tambaba is the only official naturist beach in the North East of Brazil with the first beach being non-nudist and the second compulsory. Guards patrol the beach (naked and carrying a big stick to fend off the peeping tom wankers who literally live up to their name) and make sure everyone is complying with the rules (clothes must be off when on the beach which keeps away pervs, all men must be accompanied by a woman, no getting up to naughty business, no photos of naked people etc). It's a very beautiful beach with fine, pale sand, warm...

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Apr 3, 2006 - Brazil: Jacuma

The bible of Brazilian beaches said that there were some lovely ones south of the town so we stayed in Jacuma itself so we could explore the coast and find the place we would want to pitch camp for a while. Jacuma itself is a weird place. It's a town but it seems to be more of a residential suburb and everything looks like it's been built recently - although everything looks half-built - with just a few shops, a couple of ok places to eat and a mediocre beach..We met a Swede who'd lived in Jacuma for a while and had bought land there and he...

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Mar 23, 2006 - Brazil: Prahia do Sagi

Sagi is a tiny fishing village with a huge beach and hardly ever sees tourists - apart from the day-tripping beach buggy riders that pass through most days. There's only one pousada to stay called Luar do Sagi where the owner is very friendly and helpful and there's just a couple of places to eat - one of them being extremely expensive and catering only for the day-trippers and the other being in the backyard of a very lovely local woman. There is absolutely nothing to do in Sagi. There's no internet, no mobile reception and two shops that...

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Feb 9, 2005 - Carnaval

We arrived in Olinda the day before carnaval to discover our colonial pousada in the process of being transformed into a pirate ship. A pleasant enough surprise, but on checking-in we were hit with the ¨gran sorpresa¨ that a corporate hospitality contract had recently been signed with Montilla rum (Brazil´s leading brand, owned by Pernod) for the duration of the carnaval. In return for a daily invasion of Montilla employees on a corporate jolly and several b-list Brazilian celebrities, we would have four days of limitless free booze, an...

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Feb 2, 2005 - Jacuma

With Ca in the driving seat we soon arrived at the quiet resort of Jacuma. This after spending the morning topping up our tans Madeira beach near Pipa. Compared to Pipa this small town appeared dead, but with enough Pousada´s to keep Blackpool in business during peak season. Incidentally, does Blackpool have a peak season?!? After finding a quaint pousada, not a stones throw from the beach, we decided to throw a stone and head to the beach. Once again the Atlantic North-East coastline of Brazil decided to show us another cracking beach,...

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