A stroll through the streets of Corumba, Brazil


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.










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.



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















Very grand Art Nouveau building for such a small place!









  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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