Painted Into A Corner of Espirito Santo – Trying to wade my way out.

Doc, hammocks and the comfortable Pousada Porta de Areia in Itaúnas, Brasil. The personable and extremely passionate Bixaõ owns the Pousada Porta de Areia in Itaúnas, a tiny off the map hamlet in the northeastern corner of Brazil’s Espirito Santo state. With a few strings of natural beads strung around his neck and long almost […]

Cachoeira to Itaúnas – Northeast coast of Brazil

Stirred most of the night. Took my first malaria pill and it set my stomach funny, mind whirling and left me with a headache. So got off at a reasonable hour today. I stopped at the Policia Posto just outside of town to revisit my friend who turned me on to the Rinkaõ Hotel where […]

Trying To Make Vitória – No Dice.

I got a late start this morning and thought I would be in Vitoria, the capital city of Espirito Santo. But as I rode by a police station on the busy BR-101, a police officer convinced me to forgo riding into the dark and advised me of a simple but good hotel in the town […]

Buziós For A Change

It’s amazing what things can cost in a country that imposes huge duty on imports. For Brazil would rather support its industry and manufacturing. But at $30, the cost of a BMW spark plug through me back. This is nearly triple the cost of the same exact product in the United States. But if I […]

Time To Get It On.

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janiero, Brasil. I’ve got to admit that keeping these journals up to date is a chore. And thank all of you who continue to send me e-mail prodding me to just skip the past and focus on the now. Good idea. But I just can’t. There are so many stories, pictures […]

Rio At Night.

The full moon rises over the beach from the view of my hotel room in Copacabana Beach. Like most culturally rich cities, Rio has its share of fine restaurants. Geró in LeBlon was a treat for me. The people watching was better than the food. Arcos do Lapa punctuates the vibrant street and nightlife scene […]