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Now comes the most awaited moment in Adventure Bloggers – the trail inside the canyon of Itaimbezinho, in Aparados da Serra National Park. The adventure had been on my wishing list for ages, and in December I finally entered the huge crack and saw the slopes upwards.

In September, I spent a week in Tocantins for the Adventure Bloggers Jalapão. It was just what I expected, but better: I found comfort I did not think of and friends in total sync. I already knew the bloggers and the trip brought us even closer; Mauro, the guide, and all the team in Korubo were exceptional and I already miss them and the new traveling friends we made there.

Mount Roraima is one of the hardest trails I have ever done. Even wearing suitable clothing and equipment and being an expert at this kind of trekking, it is vital to have specific physical preparation. I confess I failed; I did not work out for months like I did before. It just happens that the trip was an opportunity, I decided to accept the challenge three days before leaving and, even with the difficulties, I am sure it was worthwhile.

The neighboring town of Búzios (RJ) and its nightlife is bigger, more popular and has more beautiful beaches. Even though the water is freezing cold, I loved Cabo Frio. One edge invades the sea with rocks and mountains like many others in Brazil; the difference is the thin white sand and the clear blue waters.

Aguascalientes, already subject of a post here, is well-known in Mexico for hosting the largest folk and cultural event in the country, the SAN MARCOS FAIR (FERIA DE SAN MARCOS). During three weeks between April and May, the city goes through a makeover to welcome over 7 million visitors, in existing or specially-built places for the event which has been taking place for more than 180 years.

If you do not live on the coast, you immediately visualize parties and beaches when you think about tourism in Rio de Janeiro, right? At least that is the first thing that comes to my mind; thank God for my traveler’s curiosity and the Travelers Meetings.

Capixaba pie, fish pirão*, capixaba moqueca** and crab are some of the best experiences in Vitória; an island full of mangroves and famous for the best clay pot in Brazil could only be an excellent destination to eat seafood.

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