Apparently the northeast of Brazil is the only part of the country where sunset happens in the west. Never thought about this as I’ve always taken it for granted that the sun sets above the sea and the sea is in the west. That’s what I learned in Israel after all.
I was happy to spend my day on the beach in Jeri, far away from the commercial circus that Christmas represents to me.
I watched yet another beautiful sunset and spent the evening looking at the stars with my new travels buddies. I also taught them to jump the 7 ways and make a wish, which is the tradition Brazilian follow during New Year’s. I decided to accelerate the process as the moment was just too perfect…
This day just made happiness radiate through me. Loved it!
Today I took a random sand buggy trip with an Israeli guy (after army trip), a Norwegian girl (gap year type) and a crazy British a lady that turned out to be quite good fun (she visited over 80 countries, a fact which made me feel super jealous). We stopped at places that carried names such as Lagoa Paraiso (paradise lagoon) or Lagoa Azul (Lagoa Azul). Our evening ended with watching capoeira on the beach.
This is what I call perfection.
My 6 hour trip to Jericoacoara was quite an adventure. First, The bus I took stopped for lunch at a place that looked like a medieval castle (armors and all..). The food didn’t look too fresh and I remembered my travel food tips and avoided eating any uncooked veggies, eggs or seafood. I finished with a Coke for total disinfection. Just before leaving, I was introduced to a parrot named Katerina. She was screaming her name loudly. I am all for self-marketing so I didn’t resist when the waiter put her on my shoulder (even though all I could think of at the moment was: bird flu!!). We then took some pics together.
Shortly after, we arrived to Jijoca and switched to something that was supposed to be a 4×4 but actually turned out to be something between a barge and a chicken bus. After 2 hours of a roller coaster ride through forgotten villages (think Dorothea Lange , Great Depression, the Dust bowl, etc), huge sand dunes, 2D cows and dunkeys grazing on scarcely green fields, endless dirt roads, we finally arrived at Jeri.
I dropped off my stuff and went to explore. I discovered the large dune and the beautiful coast line.
It was definitely worth the long journey. I will let the pictures speak for me.