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Ceará - Out in the Sertão
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You've probably heard the words "interior" or "sertão". That's the back country. That's where you can drive for hours and see virtually no one. If you come across a petrol station, fill up the tank, you never know how far the next one will be. However, the Interior is far from "empty". You'll be surprised to see people coming from nowhere appearing suddenly on a bicycle or walking on the side of the road towards the end of the day. Most of them actually work nearby in a "fazenda" (farm) or at a brickyard. You'll see women washing clothes in ponds, hammocks hanging on wooden fences, bright green juazeiros in the midst of the brownish, dry caatinga, blossoming ipés and urucus, donkeys crossing the road unexpectedly, a "pau de arara" with some religious slogan at the back, urubus flying around a dead animal, a sign along the road saying you can eat tapioca just a mile away, a lorry driver resting in a hammock hanging under the trailer during the hottest hours of the day... We just love it!