Guanambi

Guanambi

My 3 days off in Guanambi were wonderful. Rodrigo has such a warm family and friends and they welcomed me in and opened themselves to me fully. From Cida, his sister, giving up her day off to take me to see the local sights, to Elita, his mum, constantly making sure that I had enough food, and then some more, to Dilermano, his dad, telling me stories of Guanambi and how it’s changed over the years, to Eliel, his brother-in-law, sharing his collection of high-quality cachaça (and giving

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Lençois – Guanambí

Lençois – Guanambí

Lençois – Andaraí

While in Lençois I’d been having some serious thinking time about the upcoming route. In South America the climate provides a few serious restrictions. One of those is not being too far south during the winter, both to avoid the cold and very short days. That means that it’s only really advisable to go to the end of South America (Patagonia) from November to March. The other, is that in the Andes, from Colombia down to Chile, the rainy season is October to

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Lençois

Lençois

During my stay in Lençois I stayed at Pousada Alto do Cajuiero, owned by Ronaldo. I was lucky that there was a group of tourists from Fortaleza there that Ronaldo knew the guides of. Apparently not everyone would be going on the trip so there was space on the bus for me to tag along. I got taken on the most popular excursion in the area which involved a fair drive out of Lençois to a nearby town to see Gruta

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Salvador – Lençois

Salvador – Lençois

Salvador – Feira

The part for my bike, which was sent overnight delivery on the Tuesday, arrived on the Saturday morning. While there was no rush from Pablo or his family for me to leave, I wanted to get back on the road and start going somewhere. The downtime had given me time to work on the website and come up with the new design, which is still a work in progress. The Awesome People widget at the bottom of the page is thanks to help from Dave at Tired

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