Brazil 9000 Expedition: Video Update #3

Last fall, Aaron Chevernak and Gareth Jones embarked on their ambitious Brazil 9000 Expedition, during which they are traveling across the South American country on foot and by canoe and bicycle. Their journey began in the northernmost part of Brazil and they’ve been traveling south ever since. The expedition is expected to last up to 15 months and will cover a distance of 9000 km (5500 miles) before ending in the village of Chuí on the border with Uruguay. They are currently 126 days into the trek and have now covered 2345 km (1457 miles).

It has been awhile since we’ve had one of Aaron and Gareth’s wonderful video dispatches, but yesterday they released a new one. The video gives us a glimpse of what life is like for the boys as they paddle some of Brazil’s iconic rivers, including the Amazon from Manaus to Santarem. Along they way they’ve spotted a variety of wildlife, encountered unique people and even had a cold Coca Cola delivered to them by float plane.

As with their previous dispatches, I’m amazed at the quality of these videos considering they’re shooting, editing and uploading them while on the go. Truly wonderful stuff and they create a nice feeling of being on the expedition with the two men.

Caboclo Kingdom: Brazil 9000 Update #3 from The Skeeto Lounge on Vimeo.

Kraig Becker