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Harbor Pilot for the Day in Suape

We choose to come into Recife for our Brazilian stop because our friends Hans and Karina lived there and were keen to welcome us to their hometown. Hans works as a ship pilot in the ports of Recife and Suape. He invited us to tag along with him on two maneuvers in the port of…


Celebrating Carnaval in Recife Antigo

David and I are walking, joining the crowd of people, families and youths, crossing over the Ponte Mauricio de Nassau, one of the four bridges that connects Recife Antigo, Old Recife, an island, to the city. The crowd swells and falls, people stop for photographs in the dusk of the city. We pass under the…