I’m now into a run of 6 new states in only a few weeks as I round the north east corner of Brazil – currently in state number 13 of the trip (Alagoas), after passing through number 12 (Sergipe) via the good old BR-101 highway.
It was a bumpy farewell to Bahia with two days of constant ups and downs and ups again!
Bye bye Bahia, hello Sergipe
They’ll play football anywhere possible!
A proper Easter Sunday footy match
My hotel in Estancia, no, I wasn’t arrested and put in prison for the night!
When my bike chain snapped in the middle of nowhere, I fixed it at this bar while it was raining
Beach not so popular on the Tuesday after Easter, lovely
Chillaxing for once
I went to EcoCiclo in Aracaju to get a new chain, then also bought much needed new drinks bottles and cycling shorts (thanks to Anaue Hostel for their help)
This day’s ride had pretty much all types of tarmac… from a great cycle lane
To an average one (next to a disused railway line)
To the BR-101 complete with parallel road
To roadworks for two days solid, where this half built highway runs for well over 100km!
Sunset yesterday seen from the road a few km from Propria and my next pousada
Seeya Sergipe, that bridge marks the border into Alagoas and also spans the famous…
…Rio Sao Fransisco – the third time I’ve crossed it!
The locals seemed more bemused by the gringo on a touring bike than this crashed lorry
How dare they block my giant cycle lane (half built highway) with concrete bollards!
PS. Check out these superb photos of the WC footy stadiums