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This photo gallery is from a journey to Brazil in 1987. Consult the map page for details. All Brazil entries on this website are found on...

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South America 1987 (8) – Brazil (7) – Impressions

Impressions from Brazil: We have now been almost exactly a month in Brazil, thirty days more precisely. That is almost what we had planned...

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South America 1987 (7) – Brazil (6) – A Colombian sidestep

A Colombian sidestep: Moving west on the Amazon we made a quick trip into Colombia.   Thursday 22.10.1987, Manaus – Tabatinga –...

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South America 1987 (6) – Brazil (5) – Manaus and the jungle

Manaus and the jungle: We had left Porto Velho on a bus. This chapter starts with our arrival at a boat landing on the Amazon and tells...

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World Heritage #0998 – Central Amazon Conservation Complex

The largest forested area in the world, with an immense diversity in terms of flora and fauna – and a huge flood.  The UNESCO World...

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South America 1987 (5) – Brazil (4) – Into the vast interior

The next legs of our journey brought us into the vast interior of Brazil. Key words are deforestation, gold rush and long stretches on...

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South America 1987 (4) – Brazil (3) – Ouro Preto

Ouro Preto was the centre of the 18th century gold rush. We also visited nearby Mariana before continuing our journey to Belo Horizonte....

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World Heritage #0124 – Historic Town of Ouro Preto

The Portuguese found gold in the hills of Ouro Preto and built a city full of splendid colonial architecture.  The UNESCO World Heritage...

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South America 1987 (3) – Brazil (2) – Beaches south of Rio

Looking for beaches and old colonial towns south of Rio.   Tuesday 29.09.1987, Angra dos Reis Around nine we went out to...

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South America 1987 (2) – Brazil (1) – Rio de Janeiro

The departure from Norway and first adventurous and dramatic days in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   Wednesday 23.09.1987, Stavanger,...

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World Heritage #1100 – Rio de Janeiro

The beaches and hills of Rio contributed to it becoming one of the world’s most famous cities. The people living here added the...

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South America 1987 (1) – Introduction

This is the story of a five month journey to South America. My girlfriend Bo and I visited five countries on the continent, from Brazil in...

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