A sidestop for canyons and couchsurfers
Trip Start Apr 05, 2010
87Trip End Ongoing
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Both Monique and Rodrigo had been emailing me for a few weeks, convincing me to visit their part of Brazil. So, I head over there and met 2 of the nicest CSers I ever met!
Rodrigo picked me up from the bus terminal and brought me to his grandmothers house where I could have lunch, and after I met Andrew, an American that had been cycling around South America already for a year.
We both moved to Monique's place and I stayed a few nights. Monique also loves biking so she called around to find a bike for all of us, and we all plus some more friends did a nightly 3-hour bike trip in Aracaju. Great!! Biking along the beaches at night. Unique experience!!
Some people advised me to check out Xingo Canyon
Xingo Canyon was 4 hours drive from Aracaju, and I joined an organized daytrip to get there. With hands and feet I succeeded in communicating a bit with the other tourpeople, we were with 6, and I was the only gringo. the canyon is filled by a river so we did a boattrip, with at least 50 other Brazilians and no foreigners. I was definitely off the gringo-track and on the Brazilian-tourist-track!!
It was really beautiful but too far of a drive for the time spent there.
During these days I struggled a lot with my leg. Head and coldpads made it better, but I couldn't walk very long.
So it was time to leave, I loved the people around me, and my leg could use some rest, but my next stop would be Salvador, a city everyone speaks highly of. And on Monday I had a flight scheduled so if I wanted to see a bit of this city, I had to leave, so I did. But I will always love Monique and Rodrigo and never forget their hospitality and our bikeride!