So this it is. The final blog from South America. Time has flown but before we did we wanted to squeeze in one more country – Suriname. Now if you’re from the Netherlands you will know all about Suriname, what with it being an old Dutch colony and all. It is situated to the north of … More Suriname – Parimaribo, Gunsi. The End of the journey
So this it is. The final blog from South America. Time has flown but before we did we wanted to squeeze in one more country – Suriname. Now if you’re from the Netherlands you will know all about Suriname, what with it being an old Dutch colony and all. It is situated north of Brazil sandwiched … More Suriname – Parimaribo, Gunsi. The end of the journey.
Time in Brazil ticking away, there was one last island to see – Cotijuba, sitting off the coast of Belem and part of the same archipelago of islands that also contained Marajó Marajó – boats motorbikes and water buffalo. Cotijuba, however is a lot nearer to Belem and took just under an hour and cost circa … More Cotijuba – The last island
The good thing about Belem is that you can get to other destinations from it, other than that it was not a city that floated my boat. We flew from Fortaleza to get to Belem as between the two cities there is not a whole lot to see. Information we had read on Belem had … More Belem the capital of the North of Brazil
I may have mentioned this before but Brazil is bloody big! Not just mainland Brazil but its islands as well. Our next destination was Marajó, an island the size of Denmark situated in the northern state of Pará and a three hour boat ride from the city of Belem. Getting to Marajó We left Jericoacoara … More Marajó – boats motorbikes and water buffalo
Moving on from the slightly weird, we hit the very brilliant Pipa followed by Jericoacoara (try saying that after a few Caipirinhas…). Both places took some getting to but it was worth every minute. Pipa To get to Pipa we took a bus from Joao Pessoa to Goianinha where we were chucked out unceremoniously on the … More Pipa and Jericoacoara – sand, sand and more sand
So then it got a bit weird. Staying in Joao Pessoa our pousada hostess was keen for us to go and enjoy the sunset over the mangrove trees on the Rio Paraíbain in the north of the city. Loving a good old sunset we dutifully Ubered off for a chilled out sun down. As the … More Joao Pessoa – a little bit of beach and a little bit of weird