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Monthly Archives: May 2014

North coast niceness

This week I reached Brazil’s north coast for the first time at Beberibe, where I found a wild landscape that I wasn’t expecting (mainly because I knew nothing about the place before I arrived!), and prior to that I stayed with a local family in Mossoro, where I visited a sports club, Forro bar and … Continue reading »

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On This Day

First up, one I don’t remember cos I was only 4 years old, but… on this day in 1983 Bob Paisley took charge of Liverpool for the final time as the Reds lost 2-1 to Graham Taylor’s Watford at Vicarage Road. The result sealed Watford’s position as runners up in the old Division 1, ahead … Continue reading »

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Final solo stage + highlights?

I’m now 3 days into the penultimate leg of the #SambaCycle, which is also my final solo stage since my brother Martin is flying into Fortaleza with his touring bike to join me for the long ride to Belem. It’ll be weird to cycle with someone else, but I’m looking forward to it, not to … Continue reading »

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Arena das Dunas: WC stadium #10!

Blimey, double figures, after 3.5 months of cycling I’ve now visited 10 out of the 12 World Cup football stadiums. So only 2 more to go! The Arena das Dunas is a unique design “with the stadium’s daring undulating structure designed to imitate” the city’s famous sand dunes. I think it looks futuristic from the … Continue reading »

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Olá Pipa & Natal

The #SambaCycle nearly ended in Pipa, not because of any problem, but because I could very happily have stayed in this little beach paradise for the next month! After spending Sat night in Mamanguape before cruising 50km further up the BR-101 on Sunday, it was a 25km detour off the highway to get to Pipa along … Continue reading »

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Points of perspective

1) Minor celebrity?! The Brazilian media coverage from my Recife visit was amazing – TV, newspaper, internet and radio! And the lovely effect has been been loads of people recognising me as I’ve cycled north the last two days; soooo many showing their support by beeping and waving as they drive past, plus 6 times … Continue reading »

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My parents are here!

I’m not sure if I mentioned before that this was happening but after reading/hearing about my great experiences in Brazil, my parents decided to come over and sample some of this amazing country for themselves, and obviously meet up with me along my route! So on Weds afternoon, following my stadium visit, I made the … Continue reading »

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Olá Recife & stadium #9

I took the scenic route to Recife and stopped at Gaibu beach before heading up the coast and into the city. I’d planned to Couchsurf to the south of Boa Viagem but in the end went more central and checked into the HI Hostel, then found a nearby bar to watch Real thrash Bayern. After a … Continue reading »

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