Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

I just got back from Brazil, where I among many things, watched two olympic football games and here is a little about my experience and what i think about the stadium.

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Brazil off the beaten track.

Brazil off the beaten track.

I have spend the past 10 days cycling through Brazil without meeting a single non brazilian. And I have been cycling through some truly amazing landscapes and stayed at some fantastic beaches. But foreign tourists in Brazil almost all stick to a few famous spots, so Brazil is probably the easiest place in South America to get totally off the beaten track when you are tour cycling.

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Lagoa do Siri.

Lagoa do Siri.

Brazil has some very famous beaches, but the country has 7491 kilometers of coastline and in between famous beaches like Copacabana and Ipanema, you have hundreds of fantastic beaches. Some of them hardly ever see a foreign visitor and Lagoa do Siri is one of them.

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Paraty.

Paraty.

Paraty is the perfect small town to me. It’s sitting right by the sea, it’s an old historical town and it has an arty vibe, with lot’s of art galleries and live music. It’s only 200 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, so it’s easy to combine it with a visit to Rio de Janeiro.

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Cycling along Flamengo beach.

Cycling along Flamengo beach.

I just spend the day cycling around Rio de Janeiro and it’s a surprisingly good places for cycling in some parts of the city, just like some other areas are not that suited for it. I will show you a few places here where it’s good to go if you plan to go cycling around Rio de Janeiro.

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