08/05/2002 Foz do Iguazu
It is my birthday, celebrated at the great falls.
05/2002 - 07/2002 Brazil
Me and Sofie travelled to the amazing Pantanal, where we did a trek of 3 days with a private guide, in stead of stating in the base camp for 4 days as all the rest of the grinngos do.
After that we enjoyed Rio de Janeiro, an awesome city, great beaches and surf, beautifull people. From there we headed for a short week to Isla Grande, a sweet island just 3 hours south of Rio. We hiked to the pretiest beach ever, Praia Lopez Mendez.
We flew up to Fortaleza and took a bus down to Natal and then further dwn to Pipa. For us Pipa was a magic place, swimming with the dolphins in the bay of dolphins, having romatic coctails on the Praia do Amor... After a week we deicieded to move on to JEri Coacoara, a beach village in the middle of the dunes. This place was crazy, no concrete roads, cows running around, and a huge sanddune, which served as the sunset meeting ground every day !
Sofie left for Venezuela and home, but I explored some more of Brazil, and because of some pretty english girl ended up in Rio during the football worldcup final, which Brazil won ! After that I got back to Pipa and was convinced by a great Irish guy to spent another week in Jeri ! After that I flew to Manaus, did some hammock shopping, and travelled to the coast of Venezula.
Another week of sunshine and then back home swet home...