31.12.2006 - 31.12.2006 29 °C
Well, it is the morning of the 31st of December and they have blocked off the pier in Fortaleza (right in front of the youth hostel where I am staying) because the entire pier is full of fireworks. So I am in the right place! (I have a good photo of this but for some reason it won't upload to the blog.)
This morning I am going to Cumbuco, a nice beach about 30km away. Tonight, I am coming back to Iracema beach in the centre of Fortaleza, to watch the fireworks and to party a little!
Tonight, everybody in Brazil (literally everybody) will be dressed in white, and, at some point before midnight, must consume a plate of lentils. Otherwise, no good luck next year!
I have travelled over a thousand kilometres in the last week, this is why I haven't been posting much on the blog. Next week, I am off to the Lencóis Maranhenses, a national park of sand dunes, rivers, freshwater lakes and sea in the state of Maranhão.
Unless you are in Denver (Réjane!) or Ohio (Andrew!) you will be fast asleep by the time it is 2007 here in Brazil - we are four hours behind Amsterdam, three hours behind Dublin. So I will just wish you all a happy new year right now!
Feliz Ano Novo!