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28th Jul 2017 - 11th Aug 2017

We enjoyed the coast north of Rio for a few days before arriving in the big city. We booked a hotel and parked Margo2 in a safe parking nearby while we visited the city, mainly the Macarana stadium which was always a dream of Daniel to walk over this famous sport ground. Then we took the little train up the Corcovado mountain where the famous statue of Christ stands overooking the whole bay of Rio. Great views from the top. We walked along the Copacabana beach, pretty beach but not great esplanade full of high rises. We tasted the famous Caipininhas, local drink made from sugar cane alcohool and lime juice. pretty good but pretty strong too!  Then Margo2 was waiting for us to take her out of the big smoke and find the way down the coast. . The colonial town of Paraty was a pleasant sight, and further down the coast we watched some surfers hitting the big waves. We stopped in a camping in Penhas, full of Rv,s and we were quickly surrounded by all those very friendly welcoming brazilians...they wanted to know more about the car as they do not have them here  and also wanted to share their barbecue lunch. All very pleasant! After many photos, we left the next morning and kept driving south. We have now left Brazil and entered Uruguay yesterday in Chuy. And we have left the sunshine behind....strong wind and rain here.

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Diary Photos

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The closest Daniel will ever be from Brigitte Bardot

Statue to honour the fishermen

Cabo Frio northen beaches

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Surfing beach of Saquarema

Pepper tree

Lovely hosts at the Johnny hostel in Saquarema

Beach opposite Rio

Brezilian love their beaches

The Maracana is ours...

Grand view of Rio

The famous statue

Paraty, colonial history

Portuguese influence


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Some nicely restored buildings

Itamambuca surfing beach

Beach Mole , near Florianopolis

View of Florianopolis

Dust storm on the horizon

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Forteress of Santa Teresa, Uruguay

In the forteress chapel...

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