Porto de Galinhas, Brazil, at Sunset

One of the best beach destinations that I have ever visited has to be Porto de Galinhas (brutally translated to mean Chicken Port), without a doubt. It’s a perfect destination for all kinds of water sports, including regular surfing, kite-surfing, canoeing, stand-up, snorkeling and scuba diving.

With its northern position, it is fairly close to the equator and maintains a gorgeous average temperature of 27 degrees all year round. Travelling around the town from beach to beach in Porto de Galinhas by bicycle is a real must or, if you are feeling a little lazy, you can hire a buggy with friends for the day and enjoy the sensation of having the wind blowing through your hair.

Food-wise, make sure to try the local snack known as tapioca (which is a kind of empanada or pasty made from tapioca flour). You can buy sweet or savory tapiocas of many kinds from many different places. After a day of lounging around on the beach, it is the perfect way to fill a gaping hole before dinner. The crepes on a stick are really tasty too!

As tribute to my wonderful two weeks in Porto de Galinhas, I share a small oil painting of the small back streets close to the hostel La Rocca at sunset. The painting is in the style of Paul Cezanne, French impressionist painter and a master of the use of color. Enjoy!

Painted with oils on canvas in the style of French Impressionist painter, Paul Cezanne.

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Author Tracey Chandler

Tracey used to be Head of Dance, Drama and Literature in a secondary school in London. At the age of 27, she decided to head off to the mountains in Venezuela with her life in her backpack in order to be a freelance writer. She had no home to go to in Venezuela, no job, no experience as a writer, no source of income, and she couldn't speak Spanish either (although now she speaks Spanish, French and Portuguese). When she thinks about what she did now, it makes her a little nervous. She can't believe how brazen she was, but it was the best thing she ever did.

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