Intro | Preparation | Route | Venezuela | Colombia | Ecuador | Peru | Bolivia | Chile | Argentina | Brazil | Images 

"Yes, I decided to do something in this boring life... I started thinking about doing a trip to South America.

You know how these dreams come and are always there, but you never actually start working on realizing them.

Now is the time to do it."

Wim, September 2001



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...