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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Saralou
On our last day we headed to the lagoon for the...

On our last day we headed to the lagoon for the day. “The Slovenians” were taking lessons with kite pro Dave from Kitebud. He is an awesome guy. He may charge more than the others, but he will have...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Saralou
One of the local attractions is a buggy tour of...

One of the local attractions is a buggy tour of the dunes. We did this with our Slovenian friend’s Šanin and Goran. If you want a good ride ask for one with EMOTION.

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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Saralou
During the week the beach was deserted. ...

During the week the beach was deserted.

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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Kite surfing

Daniel was able to rent gear from Kiteline on the beach. He did not ship his own kite gear here due to the 60% duty charge to “import it”. Then he could spend the next 10 days riding the wind.
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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:02 AM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
Sand Dunes and Seafood

We hiked out on the dunes for the sunset. The local kids are good sand boarders.

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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Saralou
Doug

Ha ha me either i'm a few weeks behind and trying to catch up well we have good internet in Spain and before we head to Morocco!! Cheers Sara
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 01:31 PM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
The weekends are very busy here with tourists....

The weekends are very busy here with tourists. The have all these Donkeys to ride that are decorated with henna.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Saralou
We had booked to stay at the 0031 Boutique Hotel....

We had booked to stay at the 0031 Boutique Hotel. This is an awesome oasis in this grubby town. The gardens and pool are 5 star. We had a view of the sea and the dunes and were only a short walk from...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2015, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Thanks again to Erick who dropped us off at the...

Thanks again to Erick who dropped us off at the airport for our flight to Fortaleza. We were sitting on the fully loaded plane ready for take off when they announced we all had to get off as the air...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 11:21 AM
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Posted By Saralou
The president lives less than 2 km from the...

The president lives less than 2 km from the congress on a road that only accesses her house. Despite that she takes a 12- man helicopter to work.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Saralou
We also checked out a number of the Oscar...

We also checked out a number of the Oscar Niemeyer buildings here including the Cathedral and the iconic National Congress building.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Saralou
Erick took us on a tour including taking in the...

Erick took us on a tour including taking in the view from the famous TV tower. From here you have an overview of the city structure, parks, and architecture. You can see the multibillion-dollar...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Saralou
The city itself has sectors so that like business...

The city itself has sectors so that like business are together. There is an industrial sector, hotel sector, and residential sector. A huge man made lake surrounds the tail area of the plane. This is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Saralou
Brasillia

Danielle and Erick are supper hosts. They fed and housed the bikes and us. One of the best things was the amazing job their washing machine did on our very dirty suits.

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Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Saralou
back to decent wifi

We were very happy to receive an invitation from Erick and Danielle in Brasilia and so we made our way there today a short 311 km to the Capital.
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Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Doug Vicarious at times can be better!!...

Doug

Vicarious at times can be better!! Cheers


Sara
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Venezuela

Im sure it is very similar. I wish we could have seen for ourselves. Thinking of you guys there!!! Sara
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 11:01 AM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
Capivara Falls

Driving back to just past the village is another dirt track to the Capivara falls. This is a bit more of a hike down to the falls, but well worth the effort.

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Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By Saralou
The first small pool we visited just for photos...

The first small pool we visited just for photos and then hikes further on to the large falls to swim. The water is crystal clear and really that color.

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Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Saralou
From here it is a 1.7 km walk to the Falls of...

From here it is a 1.7 km walk to the Falls of Santa Barbara.

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Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Saralou
We all drove the 5 km up the dirt track to the...

We all drove the 5 km up the dirt track to the trailhead.


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Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 06:11 AM
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Posted By Saralou
On the way up the road at the Mirante or lookout...

On the way up the road at the Mirante or lookout we met Humberto a Brazilian riding from the south of the state. He fractured his leg two months ago so is riding is a walking cast “ for protection”!...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 06:10 AM
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Posted By Saralou
Santa Barbara falls

We arrived after an 8 -hour day to a very cozy B&B run by the lovely Martha in tiny Calvacantes. She gave us a run down at breakfast about where we should go in the National Park.


The first...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 06:10 AM
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Posted By Saralou
Calvacantes

It is so cool to see the rain pouring on one side of the road, while you are in sunshine.


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Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2015, 06:09 AM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
Today 100,000 km on the way to Calvacantes Brazil

Well it finally happened our journey has rolled over into six-digit territory on our way to Calvacantes Brazil. What a grand adventure it has been so far. So many great memories and still so so much...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Saralou
The fist 1 km is paved and then the “road”...

The fist 1 km is paved and then the “road” becomes dirt and then mostly sand for the rest of the 60 km to near to Taguatinga. I must say we were pretty happy to see the pavement since driving 60 km...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 04:01 AM
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Posted By Saralou
60 km of sand road

Today we planned another 425 km west and then south to Calvacantes near the National Park Chapada dos Veadeiros. After getting to Luis Eduardo Magalhaes we looked at the map again and decided the 62...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2015, 04:00 AM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
headed to Brasilia

Today was just about making miles and we booked it 470 km west on the BA 242 to Barreiras. We found a decent hotel and hid from the heat.
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Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Then we had to back track 140 km on the paved...

Then we had to back track 140 km on the paved road towards Lencois. Just 10 km past the road to Lencois is a small restaurant; where there is parking to access the Poco do Diabo. This is a small...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 12:18 PM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
The pool is 41-68 meters deep and the “beach” is...

The pool is 41-68 meters deep and the “beach” is bat guano.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Saralou
This is a cave with a large opening letting light...

This is a cave with a large opening letting light shine on the mineral pool inside, which creates a striking blue color. To see this you hike 80 meters down into the cave.
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Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Saralou
From here you continue south 40 km to the dirt...

From here you continue south 40 km to the dirt road and 25 km east to Poco Encantado.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Saralou
After the last river crossing there was about a...

After the last river crossing there was about a km of deep sand to navigate and then suddenly you’re back on a nice dirt track, which dumps you on the paved road a few km from the town.
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Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 12:15 PM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
About 2/3 of the way it starts to get sandy and...

About 2/3 of the way it starts to get sandy and the road is deepish sand in parts. About ¾ of the way there is a river crossing with several hundred meter of deep sand. Luckily there is a nice...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Saralou
We did come across a deadly coral snake and I was...

We did come across a deadly coral snake and I was stupid enough to try to get a close up shot.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 12:12 PM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
There are lots of water crossings, but only a few...

There are lots of water crossings, but only a few were real rivers at this time of year.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 12:10 PM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
off road in Chapada Diamantina

We had asked about the route directly from the town Lencois to the larger town of Andarai to the south east. This would be 33 km off road instead of going 85 kmaround on the paved road. We were told...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Saralou
Ha ha ha yes for sure. Brazil is awesome...

Ha ha ha yes for sure. Brazil is awesome especially Santa Catarina, Minas gervais, and Bahia. I say skip Ushuaia and come here instead. Missing our real Salvador friends here though. Hoping we can...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 06:32 AM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
A number of them take on interesting forms like...

A number of them take on interesting forms like the thinker, a lion, or chandeliers.


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Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2015, 06:31 AM
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Views: 140,974
Posted By Saralou
These are African killer bees that have a hive in...

These are African killer bees that have a hive in these Stalactites.

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