Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gaining Elevation

After leaving the Jesuit Mission Circuit, we were getting closer to gaining altitude and beating the heat.  But first, a spin through Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia’s largest city and one of the fastest growing cities in the world. … Continue reading

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Lowland Bolivia

While preparing to leave the Pantanal, we decided to head for Bolivia rather than continuing north in Brazil.  The heat was taking its toll, and we were eager to gain elevation soon to beat the heat. So we headed for San Matias, Bolivia.  This … Continue reading

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Chapada and Pantanal

Central Brazil has a geologic form called a chapada, which is a plateau worn away into valleys.  Several of them have been designated national parks, so when we saw Chapada dos Guimarães near our route, we headed that way.  I … Continue reading

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Heading West

Brazil is a very big country, and as we head west, we are looking for interesting spots to break up our journey.  Heading west from Brasilia, that meant stopping in two historic towns, Pirenopolis and Goias.  Here are some images … Continue reading

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Backroads to Brasilia

In our road atlas of Brazil, roads are categorized yellow, red, or white.  Since Brazil doesn’t have a rail infrastructure, all freight travels by truck, mainly on the yellow roads.  The truckers are very professional, but it’s still not much … Continue reading

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