The more I travel, the more I realize that it’s not about specific countries or even continents. Rather, it’s about the type of environment I am in. I am not a fan of huge cities, and I am much happier in nature or in small towns or medium-sized cities.
Therefore, after two weeks in Salvador (3.3 million people), I will move to Lençóis (11,500 people) tomorrow and stay there until the end of December.
If you think that there aren’t enough things happening in such a small town to warrant such a long stay, I should mention that Lençóis is located right next to Chapada Diamantina National Park. Outside of Brazil, not many people have heard of it, and that’s a shame, because Brazil is so much more than Rio de Janeiro and beaches.
So, for the next three weeks, I will be hiking in landscapes like these, although there have been forest fires raging in recent weeks, so it may look different now.
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Best choice for a trip. Much better than Salvador. I need to know this place before my death. That’s all I have to say about it. Enjoy.
I just arrived in Lençóis, which is a cute little town, but at the moment it’s dominated by the fires raging all around it and the volunteers who try to safe the city and indeed the national park, with no help from the government or professional firefighters, it seems. More on that in the coming days.
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What a spectacular landscape. I hope the fires are now contained.
Unfortunately, the fires are still raging. There is not enough manpower, equipment and coordination to contain them. And then there is someone who keeps starting new fires.
So sorry to hear that, and it’s especially awful to hear that there is someone deliberately starting new fires. A devastating time.
At least that’s my and many others’ suspicion. There are too many fires popping up all the time and without any lightning in recent weeks, it’s hard to think of natural causes.
Yes, it does sound suspicious. Unfortunately fire bugs are a common problem, even here in Australia.