Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sushi all around us. Sao Paulo has the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, and so, the sushi is plentiful, inexpensive, and fresh. We spent a couple of days in Sao Paulo, exploring a small fraction of the enormous city while eating sushi. We were a bit overwhelmed with the size of the city. São…

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Chapada Diamantina and Lencois, Brazil

Chapada Diamantina and Lencois From Salavdor we took a 3 day side trip to Lencois and the national park, the Chapada Diamantina.   After a 7h bus ride we arrived in Lencois, an old diamond mining town and the main gateway to the national park. As we did not reserve a hostel in Lencois, once…

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Salvador, Brazil

After Brasilia, we flew east to Salvador. Salvador is the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia. With 2.9 million people (2013), it is the largest city proper in the Northeast Region and the 3rd-largest city proper in the country, after São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Bahia is the Afro-Brazilian capitol and Salvador is…

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Brasilia, Brazil

After a very stressful week, selling the car, moving out of our apartment, putting all the furniture in storage, and getting the last gear for our trip, the big day was here. On January 14, 2016, we left San Diego (our jobs and friends) and boarded a plane to Brasilia, Brazil which was to be…

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