In Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, a sort of inverse-logic desert tucked away by the Atlantic coast of Maranhão state in northeast Brazil, what seems a hallucination is actually real.
The Cavalacanga is a fleet-footed, headless she-mule who gallops at such lightning speed that she can make it from Atins to Barreirinhas “in one minute.”
The Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, is home to what has got to be the country’s most legendary local soda: Guaraná Jesus.
The standard tour boat gets to Atins in about two hours. A “barco de linha” takes maybe twice as long. What to do?
From traveling anonymously to riding buses, the new Frugal Traveler, Seth Kugel, does a Q&A with Matt Gross.