27 February to 14 March
Perhaps because we were pointing toward home, but arranging the tour of our last country on this massive journey seemed daunting.
Brazil is a huge country at 8.5 million km² with a population of 210 million people – larger than Australia’s 7.7 million km² and 25 million people. It lies between latitudes 6°N and 34°S so crosses the equator.
We decided to pick the eyes out of the destinations, with advice from Evan and Steph.
We crossed from Argentina into Brazil to the Foz de Iguaçu. From there we could ‘see’ Paraguay, but that destination is a shoppers paradise, no reason for us to cross the border to shop.
Evan had recommended Brasilia for its architecture. From there we flew to Manaus on the Amazon and enjoyed an amazing but unplanned cruise. We spent our last days in Rio de Janiero between the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches in a trendy hotel with fantastic food. We took a delightful day trip to Petropolis.
That’s it – just the long flight home. Three hundred and eleven days on the road. Statistics to be published.