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Dispatch #80 - A Bleak Homecoming

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About Journey America

On July 8, 2012, Filipe Masetti Leite, a Brazilian journalist based out of Toronto, embarked upon one of the most daring journeys of the 21st Century. The second-generation cowboy is riding two horses through 12 countries in North, Central and South America – a lifelong dream passed down from his father and inspired by Aime Tschiffelly’s 1925 ride from Argentina to Washington D.C. Filipe is traveling on horseback to explore, learn and engulf himself in the simplicity of a “natural way of life". Riding through hundreds of towns and villages on his nearly 10,000 mile journey, he'll engage with locals to hear their stories, sharing the most compelling narratives he finds. All the while you will see his personal footage updated weekly and follow his exact GPS coordinates on OutWildTV. Come along and experience Filipe's adventures and pitfalls while he experiences the wilderness, cities and towns of the Americas on his epic journey home.

Journal

08.13.14 Highway of Fear

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The road south from Campo Grande was a tough one. As the highway tightened, the influx of large trucks grew.

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08.08.14 World Cup

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As I nervously chewed popcorn the Brazilian National anthem played on the Television.

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08.04.14 Nevada

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When I first started planning this Long Ride, almost 4 years ago, I had nothing. No saddle, no horses, no cameras. Fortunately, I had one thing - the strong belief that in the end everything works out.

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08.01.14 Campo Grande

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With 450 kilometers of Brazilian soil behind us we finally arrived in Campo Grande.

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07.31.14 Ranch Gruta Azul

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"Welcome to Ranch Gruta Azul!" Nene, one of Brazil's best cutting horse trainers greeted us on approach.

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07.30.14 Live on CNN!

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With a beautiful mountain face to my left and a river to my right I rode out of Aquidauana. Following an old cattle trail, I enjoyed the beautiful views while the ponies walked along relaxed by the absence of cars.

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07.25.14 The True Heroes

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As I write this blog, I keep thinking to myself, this can’t be true...

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07.23.14 Aquidauana

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In the city of Aquidauana we were greeted with yet another party.

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07.22.14 A Close Call

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"It's just after 9am. The hot sun cooks my head while I ride Frenchie and pony Dude and Bruiser. As Bruiser grazes on the shoulder something catches the corner of my eye. A long object moves right by his head. As I focus my vision my heart skips a beat."

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07.18.14 In Search of the Jaguar

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While resting in Miranda, Emma and I were invited to visit Fazenda San Francisco. Situated just twenty kilometers from town, the farm raises beef cattle, has a large rice plantation, and in recent years has jumped into the ecotourism business.

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