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The Travel Journal of Jacqui and Lars


Brazil - 17 February, 2002



Location Latitude Longitude Elevation

Travel Distance

Start Chale Camping near Viana S2021.619' W04035.655' 135 m
Mundai Camping, Porto Seguro S1624.515' W03902.977' 18 m 663 km
Porto Seguro . . . 5 km (by bus)
Finish Mundai Camping, Porto Seguro S1624.515' W03902.977' 18 m 5 km (by bus)

Leg 3 Total:

1,941 km

Leg 2 Total:

12,140 km

Leg 1 Total:

9,010 km


771 km

Grand Total:

23,862 km


Weather: Early morning fog that clears, then mostly cloudy, very hot and humid.



We have a very long driving day today, so we have a very early start.  We are up at 5 AM, pack up the truck and are away (after a bit of a push start) a bit after 6 AM.  We drive for about three hours and then stop in a vacant lot near a supermarket in one of the small towns that we drove through.  We had two purposes - cook group shopping and breakfast.  We are very efficient and kill two birds with one stone in a bit over an hour.


We have a short stop for lunch and carry on all afternoon.  We arrive at our campsite outside the town of Porto Seguro just before 7 AM.  We set up camp and the relax  and have a shower before dinner is ready.  After cleaning up dinner, we decide to head downtown.


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Porto Seguro is in the area where Cabral "discovered" Brazil in 1500.  Founded in 1526, the town has can claim that it is the oldest town in Brazil.  Buildings still survive from that period.  But the past is not why we are heading into town tonight.  We take a bus into the new part of town and head straight for Avenida Portugal, which at night changes its name to Passarela do Alcool, or Alcohol Street.  The street is lined with small stands that sell these fiendishly strong cocktails, usually made with some form of fresh fruit juice and vodka.


We have to try a few (they are only about US$1 each) and they are yummy.  But we do stop before they get total control of us.  It is just like drinking fruit juice, but if you are not careful, they will give you a nasty bite.  We wander the streets for a while and then head back to the campsite a bit after midnight.


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