Brazil 28 days


Day 1: Hong Kong

A new adventure start, heading to Amazon by traveling seven flights. Total lead time will cost 90 hours. MacBook is always a good tools to kill time. Wanna know more dos and don'ts in S. America? Keep an eyes here.

Place: Hong Kong (22.2826, 114.158)

Address: Hong Kong

Day 1.5: Doha, transiting to Paris

People wonder why I can travel a lot, this must cost tons of money to make it. Gonna to share my backpack experience in my book which hopefully on shelf later this year. Honestly, my travel is very very budget, too budget that hard to make people believe. Take an example, for my Eastern Europe travel last April, total 28 days, 12 countries and 15 cities. How much does it cost me? Closer guess will get a special gift. p.s.: the mysterious thing in backpack spirit is how to experience the culture. Local culture I'm talking about, not the culture you bring from HongKong to overseas.

Place: Doha (25.2834, 51.5293)

Address: Doha

Day 2: São Paulo, Brazil

Just finished a painful 34.5hrs connection flights... Time to get some proper rest...

Place: São Paulo, Brazil (-23.55, -46.6333)

Address: São Paulo, Brazil

Day 4: São Paulo, is a state in Brazil. 

It is the major industrial and economic powerhouse of the Brazilian economy. Named after Saint Paul, São Paulo has the largest population, industrial complex, and economic production in the country. It is the richest state in Brazil. The capital, São Paulo, is also the largest city in South America (and the Southern Hemisphere). Backpacking in São Paulo gave me a really new experience, you can feel the beautiful Portuguese style architecture from their buildings; you can feel the new growth active economy (being one of the BRIC countries) from their busy trading just like what you see in Kathmandu, doing wholesales and dealing goods on the street; you can feel the crowed culture, mix and match between businessman, leisure walker and the household peoples, like what you see in Istanbul. No matter what, you really need to pay high attention and alert in this city. Safety should be always your first concern.

Day 5: Liberdade

Day 5: Liberdade (リベルダージ Riberudāji, Portuguese pronunciation: [libeɾˈdadʒi], Portuguese for "Liberty", "Freedom") is the name of a district in the subprefecture of Sé, in São Paulo, Brazil. It is home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan in the world and has been growing since the 1950s.

Place: Liberdade (-23.55, -46.6333)

Day 5.5: Heading to Manaus. 

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by protists (a type of microorganism) of the genus Plasmodium. It begins with a bite from an infected female Anopheles mosquito, which introduces the protists through saliva into the circulatory system. In the blood, the protists travel to the liver to mature and reproduce. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache, which in severe cases can progress to coma or death. The disease is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions in a broad band around the equator, including much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Traveller required to have scheduled medication to prevent Malaria and have yellow fever vaccination at their home country before departure.

Place: Manaus, Brazil (-3.11333, -60.0253)

Address: Manaus, Brazil

Day 7: Manaus, Brazil

Amazonas is a state of Brazil, located in the northwestern corner of the country. It is the largest Brazilian State by area and the 9th largest country subdivision in the world. Amazonas is named after the Amazon River, and home to the highest mountain in Brazil, Pico da Neblina, a tepui which stands at 2,994 metres (9,823 ft) above sea level.

Place: Manaus, Brazil (-3.11333, -60.0253)

Address: Manaus, Brazil

Day 9: Amazon River, Manaus

Amazon River in South America is the second longest river in the world and is by far the largest by waterflow with an average discharge greater than the next seven largest rivers combined. The Amazon, which has the largest drainage basin in the world, about 7,050,000 square kilometres, accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world's total river flow.

Place: Amazon River (-3.1235904726158, -59.982153352472)

Day 15: Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

Rarely and is a bairro (neighbourhood) located in the Zona Sul (southern zone) of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is known for its 4 km balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world.

Day 17: Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro

Statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 30 meters tall, not including its 8 meters pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 meters wide. It weighs 635 tones, and is located at the peak of the 700-metre Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. A symbol of Brazilian Christianity, the statue has become an icon for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone, and was constructed between 1926 and 1931.

Day 28: Home sweet home

Probably this is my last trip in the past ten years after been to 30+ countries, 70+ cities. New chapter begins in 2014.