Destination Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará.
The bus travel from Fortaleza to Belo Horizonte went through the states of Ceará, Pernambuco, Bahia, and Minas Gerais.
The landscape of the interior – you might consider it as the ‘outback – of the state of Ceará might have been breathtaking, but only few of us were capable to witness the colorful landscape for a long time. I was one of the exceptions, I made hundreds of pictures that day. The others closed their eyes and dearly wished to be out if this intense heat as soon as possible. This area, extending to the neighboring state of Piauí, is known as the oven in Brazil. Teresina, the capital of Piauí and the only capital in the Northeast that is not located at the Atlantic Ocean, is considered as the hottest Brazilian capital. Inside the bus, despite the wide open windows, and even the open roof latch, it was like an oven . There was a massive sight of relief when we approached the margin of the São Francisco River, just before sunset. We had crossed Ceará and almost had left behind Pernambuco too. In front of us, there was the wide river, which we were about to cross. Beyond, there were the giant states of Bahia and Minas Gerais, where we would spend another full day in the bus, until our arrival in Belo Horizonte.
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom
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