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Pandemic Travel in Brazil – The Trip Where I Got Stuck

Florianopolis - Dunas do Santinho
Florianopolis – Dunas do Santinho

We left Canada on December 17, 2020. Pandemic-wise, things were okay-ish, as good as it gets, anyway. Going to Brazil was worth the risk to us—the risk felt higher in Canada, where most of the winter is spent indoors.

The trip started out just fine. Feng, Mark and I arrived in São Paulo, we spent Christmas in Rio de Janeiro, then New Year in Florianópolis and around, where we stayed for a few weeks.

Feng and Mark went back to Canada as planned but it turned out more complicated than expected as the pandemic took another turn for the worse in North America.

I flew to Natal, then took the bus all the way to Salvador stopping in João Pessoa, Recife, Maceió and Aracaju.

In February, I ended up stuck in Brazil as Air Canada cancelled my return ticket and suspended all routes. So I stayed in Brazil until I found a way out in mid-March… to France.