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March 5th, 2012 | Brazil

Rio de Janeiro City Tour…

Taking our bikes to ride around the city was never going to be an option… Traffic in Rio is a nightmare on a good day…!! We opted to use the services of a local tour company and were collected from our hotel at 8.30 am to begin an ten hour tour of the sights… We […]

March 4th, 2012 | Brazil

The Road to Rio…

I left Sao Bento do Sol at 11.oo am, much later than I would usually be on the road, and with over 700 km to cover to get to Sao Sebastiao, I knew that I was in for a very long ride to get to where Roger was waiting for me… Before I left, Sven […]

March 2nd, 2012 | Brazil

Sao Bento du Sol and a Reunion with Sven…

It rained like hell the night before we left Florianapolis… The entire city lost power during the storm, and we had to get by with a generator located in the basement… The building around our hotel were not so lucky, and candle power seemed to be the norm…!! This morning, Roger and I tore up […]

February 29th, 2012 | Brazil

Flitting about in Florianopolis…

Our first order of business in Florianopolis, was to find tyres for our bikes… Box Motocicletas had Michelin’s in stock, although at a price that made my eyes water…!! Import duties in Brazil are sky-high, and I had to pay almost three times what the tyres cost back in South Africa, and almost double what […]

February 27th, 2012 | Brazil

Pelotas to Florianopolis…

After a long and hot ride, we have arrived on the island of Santa Catarina, and the city of Florianopolis… For the most part we were on a boring highway, that ran through what must be one of the most fertile areas I have ever seen…!! Miles upon miles of dark earth where it was […]