I started this year having hashed in 93 countries, so the goal is to get to 100.
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  • Day332

    Brasilia H3 #N+221

    November 28 in Brazil ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    What a day, the forecast projected 70% change of rain all day, but yet the RA managed to hold it off throughout. So we had a gathering of 15 hashers to start trail at the Jungle Bar. After the usual berating from the GM, the pack was sent off on trail. With only 5 runners, and 10 walkers, it was an effort for the runners to break the checks, but it all worked out.
    We found the first photo stop by the lake, and good efforts from the hares, we all showed up about the same time. From there is was back out in search of trail . . . crossing a couple roads, and grassy fields, the pack eventually found the beer check about a half kilometer from the finish on this 8.5 Km (5.2 mile) trail . . . and then it was on in for multiple air strikes on the beer cooler, as the pack refreshed in preparation for the circle.
    Hash Master Opulence called in the hares, yup he was one of them, and we eventually worked over the whole pack. It was a most excellent trail, and the whole pack was so friendly . . . I will DEFINITLY be back to hash in Brasilia again. And that is not even considering that little shindig we have planned for 2023. ON ON!!!
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  • Day330

    Beautiful Brasilia

    November 26 in Brazil ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    My new friend Welf Herfurth (a.k.a. Opulence) took the time today to show me around the Capital of Brazil . . . Brasilia. What a gorgeous city. I really like this place. The story of its construction is amazing . . . Brasilia was built in 41 months, from 1956 to April 21, 1960, when it was officially inaugurated.
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  • Day328

    On my way to Brasilia

    November 24 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    After an excellent sleep in Itanhaem, it is now time to move on. It was a full day of travel first by Uber to the bus station, then a 2.5 hour bus ride to Jabaquara, all good. Then it was Uber again for the final 100+ Kms to a hotel near Campinas for a flight out of Viracopos Airport to Brasilia. The whole trip was super easy . . . the whole 200 Kms trip took about 5 hours and only cost about $60 US. Now I am concerned, as I attempted to check in, but the system does not seem to recognize my booking details. May be an interesting morning tomorrow.Read more

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    This was the day's 200 Km adventure.

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    We went from sea level to ~1000 meters up during this bus ride from the beach to Jabaquara. During the drive, there was a 10 mile section with numerous tunnels, connected by very tall bridges. It was raining and foggy, this is the best shot I could get.

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    Once we leveled off, we crossed over this lake at the southern edge of Sao Paulo.

     
  • Day327

    A Few Days in Itanhaem

    November 23 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    After a few days down at the beach in Itanhaem with MaBouche, it's time to head up to Brasilia. Had a fun time wandering around the area, and enjoying the laidback lifestyle along the southern coast of Brazil. The pictures tell the story.Read more

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    Beautiful spacious beaches on the southern coast.

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    MaBouche has a pleasant AirBnB across the highway from the beach. The bar is fully stocked, and ready for hashers to visit.

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    This bed was super comfortable.

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  • Day325

    Off to the Coast

    November 21 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    After 4 days of exploring Sao Paulo, with gray rainy skies, it is off to the coast for some sunshine, and a little piece and quiet.

  • Day324

    Brazil Nuts H3 #201

    November 21 in Brazil ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    After a night on the town, we collected our wits and donned or hash kit, and headed for the bus station. Sparky, one of the local hashers wanted to meet up at the bus station and ride out together, but the pack gathered, minus Sparky. Finally, just after our bus departed (without us) he turned up. So, after a bit longer wait, we found another bus that was going close to where we needed to go for our one hour journey. Fortunately, the hares were sympathetic, and drove down to get us for the final 5 kms to the start. Two hares and a pack of twelve set off on this 10 km trail out past the airport. Three hours and three beer checks later, we had once again returned to the start, where we fired up the BBQ and grabbed a few beers before circle. It was a great day with two old friends, Weeny Schnitzel, one of the hares, and MaBouche. Was also nice to meet many new friends here in Sao Paulo.Read more

  • Day322

    Dinner in Sao Paulo

    November 18 in Brazil ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    So I am here at Hotel Uno Cinco Cinco, and relaxing today, its been raining all day anyway. So I finally start to get hungry, so ventured out to see what was on the street here close. Found a nice Italian restaurant (I have found no matter what the language is in the country you are at, you can always easily order Italian).

    Well, I sit down, and the gentlemen comes over and takes my order . . . Spaghetti Bolognaise (it's fairly quick to make, and I'm hungry), he nods . . . then I order the local drink, a caipirinha. So off he goes, and makes my drink. Very tasty. 15 minutes go by, so I ordered another one. Another 15 minutes go by, I am starting to wonder what was taking so long. Anyway, about 45 minutes have gone by, I have ordered my third drink, and finally I ask if the food is coming. He looks at me quizzically, and then I see the light bulb go off over his head . . . he scurries back to the kitchen. Less than 10 minutes later, he comes back sheepishly, and I have a hot steaming plate of spaghetti in front of me. He forgot to take my order to the kitchen . . . worst part about that was, I was the ONLY person in the joint. Hahahahaha, what a day. Dinner was great by the way . . . yum.
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  • Day321

    Sao Paulo

    November 17 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Good flight down from Panama, immigration was super easy (just took my PP, scanned it and then stamped it, less than 3 minutes and I was in. Lots of adventure awaits over the next two weeks traveling around in Brazil.Read more