On the way to Natal from Pipa we encountered the ever returning problem with our vehicle's acceleration or lack there of. All parts that could have been replaced were replaced, our budget was shrinking fast and so I made the call to sell it... and continue the trip by bus/boat/foot. Right outside of the hostel where we stayed was a taxi hang out and I quickly negotiated a sale of our beloved La Terminator. Although it was a huge relief that we won't have to stress waiting where we will get stranded next, it was a melancholy feeling partying ways with a "companion" who was with me for 50,000 km and is inseparably intertwined in my memories of the myriad of exciting experiences gathered over the course of the journey. I picked the most essential things and fit them into my backpack, sent a box filled with some important items to Chicago and left the rest behind. Nicola and I purchased an over night ticket to Fortaleza and thus began new adventure.
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