Just type “Serra da Canastra” into Google and click on “Images” and you will quickly see why I had to go and check this amazing place out.
I have been traveling across Brazil since January 2009 and have taken thousands of photos. Some of them better than others of course. It was a tough process, but here is the selection of my 30 most stunning pictures of Brazil.(so far)
Earlier this week, I received an email from the people at Expats Blog to let me know that my “Brazil Road Trips” blog had been nominated for the 2012 Expat Blog Awards. In December 2012 a gold, silver and bronze winner will be announced for every country.
I probably don’t have to say that I would be a honored to win the Brazilian “gold medal” so to speak, but as they say: “participating is more important than winning”. Or is it? Continue reading
Buzios, Cabo Frio , Saquarema, Arraial do Cabo… places where people from Rio de Janeiro like to go to spend weekends or holidays. My friend Osman, a British/Turkish expat and fellow motorcyclist had been waiting for a long time to try out his Husqvarna 610 and we decided to head out on a weekend trip. Continue reading
I had to make a few radical decisions and changes at the end of 2011, and that is why I haven’t been keeping up this blog very well lately.
I sincerely apologize to the few people who are following my “adventures”, but no need to panic because I will be back. Continue reading
During the dry winter months in Brazil, thousands of kids take to the streets to fly a kite. This seemingly innocent game has proven a deadly nightmare for many motorcyclists.
Most people think of bugs (insects) as disgusting, creepy, scary, horrifying things, but when you look close enough, some of them can be quite beautiful and fascinating.
This is just a quick post to show this amazing looking beetle I was able to catch on camera the other day. I was doing some experimenting with macro settings and it just flew in and sat down right next to me.
I took three pictures with slightly different settings and didn’t bother too much about it, but it was only when I saw the picture on the computer screen, the true beauty and perfection of this creature came to life. I mean, just look at it (click here for full size) and tell me this isn’t one of nature’s masterpieces.
Maybe I’ll add some more pictures of good looking bugs to this post. I know I have them somewhere.
Update March 2015:
How about this one… A grasshopper I encountered on a hike to one of the waterfalls in the Vale do Café. He has the colours of the Belgian (or German) flag and I almost stepped on it and killed it. That would have been a shame…
Ubatuba, on Brazil’s Costa Verde (green coast), with its 36 beaches and the proximity of the Atlantic Rainforest, is one of my favorite places for a weekend getaway. Surfing, hiking, diving, a boat ride to hidden beaches or former prison island “Ilha Anchieta”, Ubatuba has it all. Continue reading
Rio de Janeiro was basking under a perfect summer day and although this time of the year most people come to the Cidade Maravilhosa to enjoy the Carnaval, two Dutch girls asked me to take them for a walk on the green side of Rio de Janeiro… the Tijuca Forest. No need to say I was more than keen… Continue reading