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?
Before things were restricted, masked and closed down we took a day to see a couple of tourist attractions nearby. This area of Brazil is well known for the weather (cool and drier) and for the Germanic heritage. This makes it a bit of a tourist trap! There are wax museums, history museums, fashion museums … More Tourist Time in Brazil
Leaving the coast of Brazil and traveling into the hill country meant that we were seeing beautiful grassy fields and experiencing more comfortable temperatures. The scenery was amazing, as we passed by. This was nothing like the Brazil we had experienced thus far. Even the housing styles were very different than what we observed in … More Brazil- A huge museum and a small town.
It seems like just a few weeks ago, before the world changed, we were driving around exploring Brazil still! We left the beaches and humidity and turned inland to explore. Join us on this virtual look at some of the interesting sights we found. One of our first stops was the Gruta de Betania shrine. … More Brazil- Leaving the beaches.
I am a little bit behind on blog posts. So I thought it was time for an update on our current situation. We are currently in a small town in Southern Brazil 🇧🇷, called Canela. The weather is ideal here the shut downs are just starting to hit the local businesses and highways. We are … More An update from Brazil
Note: This post, like many others, contains video links. It will enhance the story if you watch the videos. We do not sell or share or profit from any aspect of our blog postings, stories, videos, followers or readership. We do welcome your suggestions. Thanks for reading. The time has come for us to exit … More Brazil- Northeastern Amazon and a little more…. saw
In the last post we shared info about the European Space Agency located in Kourou, French Guiana, South America. While the ESA is a major focus of business and tourism in this little territory of France, there are many other attractions to see in this country. After a bit of driving through the thick, hot, … More French Guiana- A little bit of Europe in the jungle.
NOTE- this blog post ( and many others ) contain video links. I know it takes time, but I encourage you to watch the videos. They truly enhance the story we are telling. I welcome your feedback and suggestions. Thank you. Another ferry boat ride? Yes, we entered French Guiana on another ferryboat. The dividing … More French Guiana- A European penal colony and space port!