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Fortaleza

So rolled up into Fortaleza after a monster session on the bus of 24 hours and what were we greated by? Rain, absolute bucket loads of it, and it didnt stop for 3 days due to a major depression over the whole of the North East. It felt just like being at home.
We were in Fortaleza for Carnival so ended up checking it out. It was only a small one but my God was it odd. It was a small procession down a street with stands on either side, while at the end there was a band playing ska. Though I was impressed by the local police who went the full 9 yards to protect the audience by bringing in outside help.P2170399.jpg
Our caped crusaders kept an eagle eye over the nights events. However they soon disappeared, and then out came the ruddy pick pocketers. One tried to get me but all he got was a tourist map, at least he´l be able to find his way home. While ended up stopping one taking a drunk guys wallet.
However apart from that it was pretty cool, everyone was running around with this spray foam and we all got covered.P2170416.jpg
While we were dancing the local town tranny thought we might want to look at his thong, and then his dangly bits underneath. A tad strange, was funny when the local guys all descended upon him though, think he learned his lesson.
The next few days were just chilling as there wasnt too much to do, everything was closed for Carnival and it chucked it down all the time. Ended up planning the next move, Chris and Claire buggered off to Salvador and Im flying to Sao Paulo and onto Santos to crash with dad for a few days. Meeting them in Rio, how international is that! So got a few days here by my tod, however meet some other travellers so had a pretty good time.
It finally stopped raining for 2 days straight which was the cue to crash the beach. P2200425.jpg
Stayed at a hostel which was right on the beach so it was absolute quality, you could just walk straight out onto the beach. While the next day ended up walking a bit to check out what was down the other end.
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So thats the North East of Brazil done and got flight in little over 12 hours to Sao Paulo, from there its Rio and then Iguazzu Falls.

Posted by Snow21 08:20 Archived in Brazil

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Hi! I´m one of the argentinians girls in the carnival of fortaleza! I was looking for Claire´s blog and end up here and I recognized you!
I don´t know if you still in touch with her or if you have her email, but since she is coming to Argentina, we (my friend and I) would like to keep in touch with her...
So if you can contact her, please, give her my email adress noseculpe@gmail.com.
If you´re coming to Argentina also, you´re invited!
Greetings, and bon voyage.

Paulina

by winds

Ah! And thank you! =)

by winds

Hi Alex glad to see you made your usual good choice of friends. Had your mum and dad round this afternoon.Dad was straight off the flight from Brazil.Club class so he was rather crumpled and very mellow. Mum was driving. Enjoying your blog. In fact it's probably the most up to date I've been with you EVER.
Damian

by padlock

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