Monkey Fail

Posted on March 5, 2013 by

Brazil

With our recent wildlife-spotting success, we figured we could at least spot some monkeys at a national reserve. These are supposed to be the largest primates in the Americas, standing 1.5 meters tall. And, the rarest.

Well, at least we heard them.

Don’t try to visit Rppn Feliciano Miguel Abdala without an invitation.  You can get in… but it’s just you and the snakes.

Reconsider your footwear options when hiking in Brazil. Giant black snakes will freak you out if you’re wearing flip flops.

Caratinga is not a good place to visit. Trust us.

Ipanema is only marginally better – at least it’s smaller. There’s a decent lunch buffet at the gas station, and the owner used to live in Boston.

Coffee. Finally, this is where it’s at.

Brazil has lots of National Parks that seem to be permanently closed without for prior reservations… and no camping.

We went by ‘Pedra Azul’. No access without a guide and no camping permitted. Seems to defeat the purpose – to us anyway.

Now, it’s good to be back on the coast.

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  1. Dina says:

    I’m out of there at the first snake!

  2. Rinara Pontes says:

    Vocês vão gostar de conhecer Milho Verde, São Gonçalo do Rio das Pedras, distritos de Serro e também Diamantina. Confie!

  3. Hiran says:

    It is a shame we do not have the infra structure to receive such visitors. Brasilians are still growing up in this matter. I am from Belo Horizonte and I know how hard is to visit some place like that. I also like camping and have too in some situations like your own. Anyway nice car you got there. Actually I dream about getting a “kombi” and making it up like you have. Hope you the best wishes from Minas. We have some pretty places yet to visit. Come back some day. :]

  4. Luiz Henrique says:

    Hello, as you are in Minas Gerais State why don’t visit Ibitipoca Park in Lima Duarte city? It’s one of the most visited park in Brazil. I live near here and it will be a pleasure to receive you!!

  5. lallawallap says:

    Stunningly beautiful sunset….!

  6. [...] Enquanto isso não acontece, os três americanos e a simpática Kombi seguem caminho por aí, por ali, por lá… A América central já foi toda varrida, a América do Sul está quase. A África é um sonho e o planeta inteiro pode ser um destino. Se você não pode segui-los por aí, acompanhe a viagem pelo site: http://bodeswell.org/ [...]

  7. Enius augusto says:

    Welcome to Sete Lagoas.
    Here, we have a the most important cave among 24 catalogued in the region. ” cave Rei do Mato”
    My friends, I woldlike your stay in my city. Enius

  8. Marcelo says:

    Very nice!!! felicidade para família!!!

  9. Tree says:

    rock climbing WHAT! Tell me that thing goes.

  10. Renato Correia says:

    Congratulations on the trip to Brazil, I’m sure they’ll love pictures are impressive, it encourages people what’s important in life is to be willing to expand boundaries and bringing people together, go well and have a great trip, we’ll go through the Belo Horizonte provision for that need, much success to you, come again and go in peace!

  11. Renata says:

    Ele só sabe falar mal do Brasil!!! Cai fora!!!

  12. jason says:

    Renata – claramente, você não leu o blog …

  13. jonas says:

    OLA ! MORO EM CAMPINAS ESTADO DE SAO PAULO! PARABENS!! PELA IDEIA ..TAMBEM TENHO UMA KOMBI ANO 1973 AZUL GUARDADA AKI EM CASA! ADORARIA CONHECE-LOS .. BOA SORTE E QUE DEUS TE ABENÇOEM,, JONAS

  14. [...] Enquanto isso não acontece, os três americanos e a simpática Kombi seguem caminho por aí, por ali, por lá… A América central já foi toda varrida, a América do Sul está quase. A África é um sonho e o planeta inteiro pode ser um destino. Se você não pode segui-los por aí, acompanhe a viagem pelo site: http://bodeswell.org/ [...]

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