From Laranjeiras do Sul-PR To Cuiabá-MT – BrazilTrip Map
Around l98l, when I was still living in Laranjeiras do Sul, State of Paraná, my dream was one HONDA CB-400, because until then, the largest motorcycle that had was one YAMAHA RX-180. In l982, paying the endless installments religiously, I finally got the machine.
At that point started the will to undertake a longer trip.
With the children still small, the solution was to leave them in Londrina City in the sister's house. So my wife and I headed towards Rondônia where we have other relatives living. We agreed beforehand to go only until Cuiaba city by motorbike, even tough, it was about 2.700 km distant from Laranjeiras do Sul City.
The trip, in spite of not being a very long one, served as an important experience. On our way we stayed overnight in Campo Grande City, in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, not imagining that 4 years after that we would living there for 6 years. On the way back we slept again in Campo Grande City, left the motorcycle and by train we crossed the Pantanal until Corumbá visiting also Bolivia(Puerto Suarez).Near to Rondonópolis-MT Stopped to the side of the road
The trip was calm, making possible to know a little more about the Middle West of Brazil, a peculiar place with straight roads, tropical rains (in some ocasions we were riding and could see the rainfalling just some dozens of meters from us), vast fields covered with soy, wild animals in a comfortable walking, cattle crossing the asphalt forcing drivers and riders to slow the pace and also its beautiful cities like Campo Grande and Cuiabá.