I’ve said it before: although I adore Brazil’s most famous beaches, Brazil has so much more to offer. Having spent quite some time in Brasilia and surroundings, I was ready for a change of scene. I left the Cerrado – the biomen in Central Brazil – and packed my bags to go to the north and the northeast of the country. And what I saw there, was just simply beautiful. From expansive forests and rivers in the Amazon, via old colonial (and undermaintained) cities, to gorgeous infinite sand dunes and lagoons in the northeast. Have a look at the stunning (bio)diversity of the country in this Northern Brazil travel blog – although photos can only capture so much.
A big city right in the middle of the Amazon. Might not sound that exciting, but it’s worth spending a day there (and arranging your Amazon trip). It’s also as hot as it looks!
Four days in the Amazon, no Wifi, no signal: just you, the trees and lots of water. And some animals such as this curious monkey who kept watching us.
Water is everywhere.
And the most beautiful sunrise ever..
We also saw a part of the Amazon in a different location, near Alter do Çhao (well worth a visit).
A city in decay, so it seems. Until you find its lively samba scene and its hip student bars.
If you ever want to feel like you’re walking on a different planet, take a hike in the enormous national park of Lençois Maranhenses. Sand dunes and lagoons everywhere, but you will barely encounter other people if you do a proper trek. Simply stunning.