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Travel Blogs from Sao Luiz de Maranhao
He explained to me that Sao Luis had just short of a million people and that the population is made up largely of Afro -Brazillians.Original descendants of the West African slaves shipped over from the Congo by the Portuguese to pick cotton.The cotton is gone now to be replaced with mannac and other vegetable produce which is farmed in small plots around the city.With this large Afro commumity comes a unique culture of Reggae and Rhythm and ...
The title of this is because its one of my new favorite songs; I learned it at Carnaval. Which I am back from. We danced a lot. There is not much to talk about.... I got some mail this week from family! That was cool! Went shopping today and bought some books to read. Yes, in English!
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We took a boat out to Alcantara for the day, we had planned to return by the same route but when we got ...
... and we eventually had to make the
purchase at the check-in desk in front of a queue of people wanting to
board a flight.
It turned out Ben had studied his undergraduate degree in Leeds at the same time as me so we spent a little time reminiscing about old haunts although, in truth, I think our tastes must have somewhat differed as we seemed to be recalling different cities at ...
... a Dutch couple managed to get a taxi back into town where we were confronted by the sight of 100s of men dressed as women, to various degrees of success. It was very surreal and everyone was very very drunk and hilarious, so we joined them and had a great but slightly disturbing night for the end of Carnaval.
The next day we were up early, a pattern of our trip in Brazil to catch a bus to the airport. We had been told there was one at 6.30 but could only find ...
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