Tabatinga, BrazilApril 16, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C
Since Leticia is on the border of Brazil I was able to walk into the small Brazilian town of Tabatinga. I went with a Brazilian friend from my hostel and surprisingly I could understand a bit of Portuguese. Normally US citizens need to pay for a visa to enter Brazil but on the border you don't need one. It's kind of like the honor system and they even have signs that remind you that you need to come back.
We walked into the "town" to buy me a hammock, bug net and some Brazilian chocolate for my friends back at the hostel. Also bought a liter of Açai juice which comes from the Amazon and has a lot of energy.
It was fun to go into Brazil without the visa because next time I enter I'll need to pay $160 :(Read more