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Old 08-02-2014, 08:40 AM   #2836
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Looking forward to your Brazil report,not many to be had.thanks for the faithful -continuos report whether good or bad will help on our planning for SA.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:21 AM   #2837
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Looking forward to your Brazil report,not many to be had.thanks for the faithful -continuos report whether good or bad will help on our planning for SA.
Heya yokesman

So far enjoying Brasil but it is spendie compared with the rest of SA, even ahead of Chile.

But the people, well they make the difference and what a difference, as with all countries there are good and bad eggs but so far Brasilians have been very nice across the board.

Really looking forward to spending some time here

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Old 08-04-2014, 11:17 AM   #2838
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Go to Maresias beach!!!! i love it!!!

And yessssssssssss... brasilians are very kind and happy people, and women are the most beautifull in the universe (and horny too)
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Old 08-04-2014, 01:06 PM   #2839
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Go to Maresias beach!!!! i love it!!!

And yessssssssssss... brasilians are very kind and happy people, and women are the most beautifull in the universe (and horny too)
Heya CHECOCO ...well we are headed that way tomorrow after a few ennjoyable days in Sao Paulo .....despite its huge size

I didn't notice the beautiful woman either

Not sure what they put iin their wheatbix but we need it in New Zealand

......not sure I can confirm the last part tho mate I might have to take your word on that

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Old 08-04-2014, 03:18 PM   #2840
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Guys I am 1 hour from São Paulo!

Give me a call 19-991137961.

I leave in Campinas 100 kms from SP.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:34 PM   #2841
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Guys I am 1 hour from São Paulo!

Give me a call 19-991137961.

I leave in Campinas 100 kms from SP.
Heya CMurgel

Tomorrow we head to the coast then up so will miss you this round, we will be coming back down again though so will definitely catch up on our way back.

Do you have any good local advice of nice/cool/good places to go and accordingly any places to maybe stay away from or go around?

Also are there any other ADVers north of here, plan is to go up to about Fortaleza ish doing coastal and inland stuff with no particular place to go etc.

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Old 08-05-2014, 12:32 PM   #2842
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Have you seen this,

http://www.traveldudes.org/travel-di...-iceberg/12742

some ideas anyway,the old colonial highway looks interesting.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:35 PM   #2843
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Have you seen this,

www.traveldudes.org/travel-diaries/five-awesome-destinations-brazil-tip-iceberg/12742

some ideas anyway,the old colonial highway looks interesting.
Heya yokesman, every one of those is already on our list but no had not sen tbat page, great info and we are doing Sao Paulo to Rio now just the other way and yes it is a beautiful road especially diving off into villages

We have siome other caves and things as well up north so will see how we go, budget taking a beating here, not much camping down tbe coastal part according to those in the know saying it is dangerous??

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Old 08-05-2014, 06:45 PM   #2844
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Ponto Pora To Sao Paulo, Santos And Goin Coastal

Leaving Ponta Pora saw us as sorted as we could get with huge thanks to Aldo and Wagner.

Maya had started missing a bit at lower throttle openings but I didn’t think much of it there other than we must have picked up some dirty fuel which will sort it self out with later fills.

Heading to Battaguassu was an easy day, but still cold with the weather system playing a hard game for the day.

We decided to stay there for a coupla nights still feeling a little less than idea with both of us still sporting a bit of snot from a generous donor, I think just travel weary and tiredness etc caught us up.

The crossing of Rio Paraña



Onwards to Ourinhos, very nice and tidy town with lots and lots of shops, looks like a servicing center for the surrounding area, we tried to find a new water boiler as our one crapped itself in Santa Cruz, plenty of big ones but no traveller size boilers, might have to dodgy something up again.

Our last stop before hitting Sao Paulo was Itu, another nice wee town ....no pics though, firstly we forgot the camera and secondly it is just a town.

Slabbing it from Itu we dived off the main drag (still on tar though) and took the back road, arriving in Sao Paulo (another nice wee town of 16 million) we picked up our new debt cards and made our way to our couchsurfers place ready for a fun filled few days.

Like bits of Europe in places



Edu .. our host, his family lives in Santos at the coast so the plan was to invade his family, terrorize them and we were to stay at Edus sisters apartment, firstly tho was a night on the town on Friday night involving grog, lies and dancing with a little chickie chatting up in between (for Edu not me).

How is this for a welcome!!





The had a live band (never seen a dead one) and they shouted out English sounds ....and well.



Not to disappoint it was a 3.30am finish with a skin full of all sorts, dancing and good times.

Come Saturday morning Edu had bottle flu and was as white as a ghost but with a phone number is hand he was a happy chappy.

Santos, cool coast city and loaded with scenery .... of sorts.

Perfect people ... ouwh to be a young punk again



Some of the older buildings in Santos are having foundation problems, see the leaning towers of Santos ... as an engineering type this spooked me



This guy has the coolest yellow shirt



The guy with the cool yellow shirt is still there ... man he can run



Then ... the camera played up, no telling when but seems to be mountain shots and clear felling of bushed areas .. gotta sort that out



Measuring the waves for height



The stonework on the walls is well done and standing up well



Another night at the local, Edu and mates out for fun, we had a few drinks and some dancing then cashed it in, lucky we did as the boys got home at 7.00am.

Sunday afternoon while we were out crusing with Edu and family, 4.30 pm we noticed some black smoke from the port, not a good look and turned out to be a monty sugar fire.



Picture from the internet of the damage



A picture with the mob.



View of Santos from the top, pretty cool



Some waterfront art at Santos







Edus sister Ana Paula and I



After successfully terrorizing Edus family Sunday night saw us cruise back to to Sao Paulo.

I will add at this point Edus family were outstanding to say the least, very welcoming and warm to the two strays that Edu bought to them, they fed and watered us, the only thing we could do was supply the Coca Cola and Guarana as everything else was done.

An uneventful trip saw us safely home, being a school night for Edu bedtime was sought at a reasonable hour.

Monday, relax day, we went for a walk and bought some sushi stuff for tea that night and Edu told lies to his boss so he could come home earlier, Ellen made the bulk of the sushi, Edu was the student and I was the official photographer, such was the job done well we celebrated with a bottle of port .....good times.



Selfies Edu was very happy and proud of the sushi



Tuesday we left back out to the coast via a different road then north us the coast via the BR 101, neat coastal road.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:45 AM   #2845
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Rideforsmiles is in Rio now, wouldn't be surprised if your paths cross:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699326
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:57 AM   #2846
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I think that the camera needs more testing. It does seem to be acting up regularly now that you're in Brazil.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:53 PM   #2847
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Rideforsmiles is in Rio now, wouldn't be surprised if your paths cross:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=699326
Heya Blue Icebreaker

Yeah been in contact with Sheldon, not far behind them and hope to catch up, always good talking with someone who understands you

I think we could get into some deviant shit

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Old 08-06-2014, 02:55 PM   #2848
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I think that the camera needs more testing. It does seem to be acting up regularly now that you're in Brazil.
Heya Trane

I tend to agree and will take your expert advice accordingly ... will report back in time hopefully with good results

Cheers Andi

(BTW ... thank Ellen for the scenery photos )
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:18 PM   #2849
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Heya Trane

I tend to agree and will take your expert advice accordingly ... will report back in time hopefully with good results

Cheers Andi

(BTW ... thank Ellen for the scenery photos )
Ellen has a hell of an eye, keep her on the team!
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Old 08-07-2014, 03:27 PM   #2850
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Every day we get better as we are in immersion classes 24/7 just being here and having to get on board, I am sure we have ordered a wheelbarrow with our breakfast just by the funny looks we have got .... say it with a stupid grin and just try and they still love you and at least they CAN be bothered with you which IMO makes all the difference.

So far the Brasilian people are very warm and welcoming

Brasilero hospitality is fantastic. Then if you cross the border into Guiana Francesa, well……. not so much. It always amazes me how cultures change so much across a small river, or an imaginary line.

Just do the Throttlemeister immersion school: Run out in the street smiling, talking gibberish to everyone you see and waving your hands around and you will be an instant expert in communication. Its amazing to watch John in action.

Good to see the moto gods, and the Brasileros are changing your fortune for the better.

Still following along from sunny Alaska. Cheers, Vin
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