Brazil Transport Reviews
Brazil transport Oct 31, 2012
Ok, I did a little review about driving in Brazil.
And kind of on that theme I thought I would give a general idea about how people move about in North Eastern Brazil.
Safe Cars, rich people have them.. big fast expensive gas guzzlers. American cars and European cars.
Other cars.. most cars on the road are light weight death traps.
Some of these are held together with sticky tape and cable ties. People really seem to enjoy driving about with the hatch back open and a 10000 watt sound system thumping away. Usually young men.
Trucks.. the trucks are big fast and dangerous avoid!!
Most of them have big sticker about God or Jesus on them.. I think its like a last chance warning to repent your sins before the truck smashes you into oblivion!
Horses.. people ride horses to work and go shopping.. sometimes they take the cart and stand up in the back.. its very cool! I saw a dude riding a cow or water buffalo or something.. looked uncomfortable.
Bikes... everywhere! beware. this includes push bikes, scooters and motorcyles... helmets are optional it seems, like the leathers and boots.. the dress code seems to be thongs(flipflops) and boardshorts, singlet(tanktop) and hot chick on the back.. or fat girl in designer gear with shopping on the back.. or hanging off the handle bars.
walking.. seems to be the most common form of transport, you can do this anywhere... middle of the road, on the foot path.. in the gutter... but not in other people property, the electric fences and broken glass topped walls seem to prevent this.
There are planes buses and trains, elevators, cable cars, trams boats and heaps of stuff.. you could probably surf your way from salvador to natal if you were game!
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