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Learning How to Handle the Kite  
   

Learning How to Handle the Kite

We learnt kitesurfing with the professionals. Carlos was an Olympic windsurfer medalist and Brazilian Olympic Winsurf coach before he became a kitesurfer. He is also a international judge for kitesurfing. Calunga (wearing sunglasses), a crazy pro-surfer, has also surfed on the Amazon river – every so often one giant wave rocks the river and if they manage to catch it they can ride one wave for almost an hour. The trick is not to think about what waits beneath you if you fall in…
The Good Life

May 15th 2007
Sitting here now in the city of Belem all the way up at the mouth of the Amazon, and thinking back on all that’s happened in the last month and everything we’ve done, it seems all too much to fit on one entry. Cruising the beautiful coastline of northeast Brazil, we have experienced several new things, seen countless picturesque beaches, and met many wonderful people; all the while taking ... read more
South America » Brazil » Pará » Belém

Brazilian Flag Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
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