With Big Bertha loaded up we were ready to escape Florida and plan a route to Arizona to visit friends and family. We started in New Orleans, but it was not quite it’s usual raucous self. COVID had many businesses closed and crazy visitors at home. We found some live music and we also found … More Road Trip USA
We returned to the USA in 2021 because of the expiration of our Brazilian paperwork. COVID complicated many things, including the closure of land borders in South America. The last update featured the story that we had shipped two humans, two dogs and four suitcases out of Brazil and into USA. You can read about … More Returned to the USA- what’s new….
Apparently we were not supposed to ship the truck and camper back to the USA and miss the last five countries in South America. When it came close to time to leave Brazil, she decided she was NOT going on that cargo ship. (read the last post by clicking here- https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2021/09/11/lets-get-out-of-brazil-maybe/ So we had her … More Leaving Brazil, really!
We were in Brazil for well over a year, when we decided to give up! We would put the truck camper on a cargo container ship and send it to the USA. Meanwhile we would pack up the two dogs and fly the four of us to North America. In order for this to happen … More Let’s Get Out Of Brazil, Maybe…….
There was one big scene we missed when we passed through Brazil, headed toward Uruguay. So while we were stopped in Canela, Brazil, waiting for borders to open, we decided to go back and see it. What was it, you ask? RIO DE JANIERO!!! That’s right. We … More A trip to Rio de Janiero
While we hung out in Southern Brazil (state of Rio do Sul) we realized that we were extremely close to the Uruguay border. We had heard about the pandemic border closures, but we hadn’t see it for ourselves. So what the heck, we packed up the camper and took a trip to check it out. … More While we are in Brazil, let’s see if we can get in to Uruguay.
We first arrived in Brazil back in November. During that time we crossed the Amazon and rode on a sugar barge for DAYS….. (click here to see the story)https://slowcarfasthouse.com/2020/01/08/brazil-the-amazon/ Then we visited Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana and crossed back in to Brazil in January. We explored the northern section of Brazil and had some … More Doing stuff while “stuck” in Brazil
Arriving in Canela, Brazil for a two week stay was simple enough. But staying in Canela, Brazil for ten months took a little bit of effort. We have a theory that if we are going to become a member of a community, we have a responsibility to participate in that community. The pandemic rules added … More Giving back to a community
We arrived in Canela, Brazil in early March of 2020. We planned to stay a couple of weeks to have some repairs done on the roof of the camper. We had about two weeks of freedom in the city. Then the world changed and a global epidemic was declared. This promptly closed the land borders … More Hanging out in Canela, Brazil for the pandemic
There seems to be some confusion about what is happening with us and why we are still in Brazil. I will do a quick summary about our situation. Please note that everything here is true as of August 20, 2020 as we understand it. This stuff changes frequently! Q- How long are you going to … More Why are you still in Brazil?