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Cycling Across Brazil

Oct & Nov 2016

Entry Point:  Pantanal Jungle via Corumba.
Entry Date: 4th October 2016
Exit point: Rio de Janeiro
Exit Date: 19th November 2016
Brazil is the largest country in Latin America and the fifth largest country in the world.
With an area of 8.516 million km² Brazil covers 47.3% of the continent and has a population of 210 million people.
The official language of Brazil is Portuguese.
Brazil is tropical with temperatures averaging 27 degrees celsius.

The Dark Clouds of Brazil

I’m going to be honest.  It’s not all rosies.  I began cycling Brazil feeling very low.  And that hasn’t changed.  As I pedalled away from Rio de Janeiro’s sunshine, the sky grew dark, the rain storms came and Brazils’ winter weather matched my own inner world.  In a country where I didn’t understand even five words of the language, I was left with my own thoughts. Click to continue reading →

Television Interview: Brazil. Talking about the international campaigns Iranian Women Love Cycling & Free Narges.

  Giving a television interview for Costa Norte in Brazil.  Talking about the ban against women cycling in public in Iran and the international campaign to release award winning human rights activist and mother of two, Narges Mohammadi. Jailed for 16 years for exercising freedom of speech. Interview is in Portuguese. To find out more […] Click to continue reading →