Our first trip was a weekend tour to Belo Horizonte to buy furniture - a trip of about 600 km's or 9-10 hours drive (each way).

We then took a weekend at a fazenda (Farm) called Pousada canto das Aguas an isolated place with no phones or way of contacting the outside world.


The main house                                                                                            and a national park close to the farm - Parque Estadual Do Rio Preto


We have also been to Rio De Janeiro where we rented a car and drove down the coast to Sao Sebastiao and then up to Sao Paulo.  

In Rio we stayed in a hotel over looking Copacabana and Sugar loaf  mountain. While stayed in Rio we visited Sugar loaf with a view of Rio and the cable car 007 made a film from, Christ the redeemer on Corcovado. On the drive down the coast we drove with the Atlantic rain forest on our right and the Atlantic ocean on out left. We stopped of in Parati one of the old ports on the coast towards Sao Sabastiao and a nice hotel on the beach just after Sao Sebastiao, where some of the places we visited on our way to Sao Poulo the biggest city in Brazil with about 126 000 000 inhabitants.

Since I last updated we have been to Diamantina with Dorthe, Dominique and their three kids.


Our last little trip went to Pantanal the flat perennial marsh lands on the western border of  Brazil  where we saw a lot of bird life a few mammals, caiman (local type of crocodile) and lots of nature. We stayed on a reserve for the rehabilitation of the Hyacinth macaw about 3½ hour drive from the city on a reserve of 520 km2

traditional braai.

a few of the locals.

Hyacinth Macaw (about 1½m beak to tail)


The boys at the bar with Ghita.

After spending 6 days at the Pantanal we flew to Foz da Iguaçu a bit further south but a whole day in transit if you have to fly we left at 09:30 in the morning and arrived at the hotel a 01:30 the next morning/night. we spent 3½ nights and 2½ days at the falls and then headed home to MOC. The falls lie where Brazil Argentina and Paraguay meet there are 275 falls and in the rainy season there flows up to 6.5 thousand m3/sec of water over the falls.  

In front of the devil's throat.

Before we got wet on a boat trip up to the falls.

Ghita and the boys getting a bit wet overlooking the falls.

Some falls from the Argentinian side.


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