A stroll through the streets of Corumba, Brazil

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It took us four hours to cross the border from Bolivia into Brazil – one hour for an exit stamp and three to get into Brazil. The Puerto Quijarro-Corumba crossing is not one of the fastest or most well-used! A couple of kids from Sao Paolo adopted me for a while to practice their English.

Corumba was a  nice surprise – humid but pretty and laidback. It’s right by the border with Bolivia, but you’re definitely in Brazil as soon as you arrive.

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Corumba was once a booming river port on the Rio Paraguai, but first the railway and then the roads took trade away. It’s pretty sleepy, but does have a few party boats which set sail from the quayside and head down river for evening trips.

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Some of the old warehouses have been refurbished into shops and bars, but they open much later in the evening.

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Very grand Art Nouveau building for such a small place!

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  One thought on “A stroll through the streets of Corumba, Brazil

  1. August 12, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Lovely photos! I love all of the colourful buildings you have captured, they really add a lot of character :)

    • Claire
      August 15, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Marcella. Oner of the things I love most about Brazil is all the colour! Makes the UK look quite dull sometimes ;)

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