Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --- Mark Twain

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bolsa Official de Cafe

The Coffee Stock Exchange was situated in an important port town of Santos. The Bolsa Official de Café was opened in 1914 when coffee was an important export product of Brazil, and it was located in this building until 1950.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Santos, Aquarium

Day 634
67 307 km since the beginning of the journey.

American Bullfrog - can live up to 16 years, grow up to 15-20 cm in length and weigh up to 500 g.

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Roads of Brazil, part 2.

For a change - a couple of weeks old, but more coloured pictures of the surroundings of Urubici.

Before sunset the sky turned clearer.

The Roads of Brazil. Part 1

I do not want to say that here it rains every day, meanwhile, the weather is quite dry too, but the first photos are gray and while getting out of the car something is dripping in between the collar.

Highway BR-101 between Curitiba and Sao Paulo. At first glance it seems as wide as the Tallinn-Tartu road, but it is a two-way road, the other direction is far behind the mountain and the forest. Rainforest. BR-101 runs near the coast and is nearly 4,800 miles long.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Technical issues

Day 628,
66 625 km since the beginning of the journey,
Itapetininga, Brazil.

This time about technical issues. Because all the things that are about to fall apart should be repaired immediately, or as soon as possible, otherwise the situation would later be much worse. The first act. As the two rear fastenings of the roof frame were broken for the second time then it was necessary to get an aluminium welding . The broken spot was the same as before. The last repairs were made in the beginning of February, but a lot of weight on the roof and the road conditions in Namibia and Botswana had done their job.
Workshop, first of all - one side is made stronger.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Curitiba 2

In Curitiba the next very peculiar building is the - Museu Oscar Niemeyer (Museu do Olho or Museum of the Eye). It was opened in 2002. The architect Oscar Niemeyer (born in 1907) had designed the building as early as 1967 already. The two buildings have a total exhibition area of 35,000 square meters .You just take a look around in one hall and in another hall and four hours have passed unnoticed.

Curitiba 1

Day 622,
65 998 km since beginning of the journey,
Curitiba, Brazil,

Curitiba is the largest city in the southern region of Brazil. According to Wikipedia the population of Brazil is 1.76 million and it is the world's fifth largest country, both by area (8.5 million km ²) and population (193 million inhabitants).

The Botanical Garden of Curitiba, Portuguese Jardim Botanico de Curitiba is at the beginning of the list of attractions.