goiás interiors II


nr. Jaragua, GO“When we departed Minas Gerais for Goiás that day, we left the more developed Southeast for the wild Central West which used to be called Mato Grosso, or Dense Forest.  Dense forest it is no longer, but then a good part of Goiás was always a relatively treeless grassland called cerrado…” – To Belém & Back, p. 41

What follows are other images and quotes from the Belém roadtrip, some taken from the eBook’s parallel picture essay.  [please hover over images for captions/quotes]


About Ben

Author Ben Batchelder has traveled extensively on American and Brazilian backroads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Nevertheless he has published two books on his New World journeys, that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, with plans for more. Having grown up in Cambridge, Mass., he currently leads a bi-hemispheric life, as a mountain man with a writer’s retreat in the hills of Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. For more, visit www.benbatchelder.com.

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