Hotel Nacional Village Inn
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... a look see inside showed that the reinforcing wire had started to fail. Time to change. A new Mitas E08 for the rear and a Continental TKC80 for the front. Old tyre lives: rear 8,500 km and front 10,000 km. Pity about the rear as it had some 2,000 km of tread left.
Colin's electrical problems:
This issue turned out a trail of incidents. Initially the battery was chief suspect but eventually the main culprit was the alternator which ...
... the football stadium and a general drive through the older suburbs. And of course a drive by the beaches: Copacabana and Ipanema.
Dinner was pizza with beers on Cocacabana beach after having dabbled our feet in the surf of the Atlantic ocean.
On Tuesday we set off for a walk to the headland between the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. The goal was to visit a naval fort set up for defence of the city, A very impressive ...
... the bigger Brasil and we had 1,024 km to cover in two days. Mauricio's place by Friday night.
Hotter temperatures - for us that means above 30, rolling countryside, with cropping, cropping and more cropping - hectares and hectares for maize, soya and later in the journey sugarcane! All growing out of the red -orange earth. The patterns of tilling were fascinating. Many of the shallow hills had ledges tilled into them to slow any water run off. Every thing ...
We packed up camp this morning and managed to leave at 6:30. We have about 1050 kilometres until Bonito so we wanted to get on the road as early as possible. I think everyone did well since it was the first time repacking up the truck after a camp and it takes awhile for people to learn how to pack up the tents and where things go on the truck. The drive was nothing ...
Today I visited Ribeirao Preto, a city about 1 hour north of Araraquara, with an other IAESTE student. Its nickname is the 'Brazilian California', because of its wealth and technical industries.
It is also the city that the french team stayed in during the world cup, so french flags were everywhere!
I only explored downtown but from the bus saw some of the rest of the city. The outskirts are a lot more like California than the center is; the was a huge Carefour and lots ...