Brazil, Natal

As we continue to head up the North East coast of Brazil en-route to the Amazon, we made a stop at Natal.

Another pleasant small city with squares and colonial buildings.

We then headed off to a school for street kids of all ages where they are learning capoeira. For the un-ititiated, this is a combo of dance and martial arts which came out of the black slavery that existed in the 19th century where the slaves pretended to the farmers that what is mostly a dangerous martial art that can kill was just a harmless dance!! Some pics below and a couple of video clips.

As we sailed out of Natal, a lot of the local boats and bars started playing music and waving at us – fun and a gorgeous warm evening.

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