Travel Blogs from Manaus, Brazil

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The Heart of the Amazon, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

The Heart of the Amazon

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... had beaten Chelsea 1-0.  This was the first game after Fernando Torres left Liverpool for Chelsea so it was quite a good feeling. After saying our goodbyes, we headed off to Manaus airport on the express bus for our 11pm flight to Rio de ...

Monkeys, Sloths and Snakes, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Monkeys, Sloths and Snakes

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... . We saw a brazil nut tree for the first time with their strange round, hollow fruits on the end....we never knew that a Brazil nut tree looked like this! After more bird spotting we continued to an area where we could see the infamous Amazonian lily pads ...

The Death of a ´Stache and Birth of a Script, Manaus (only for sports fans), Brazil travel blog

The Death of a ´Stache and Birth of a Script

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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A week ago, I was surfing TSN´s website for new NHL signings (Glen Sather should join Muckler in Shady Pines, by the way) when I noticed something in the ´TSN Broadband` section. ¨No, no, no,¨ I said out loud. Concerned, Sara asked me what was ...

Still in Manaus, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Still in Manaus

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Have a busy day ahead of us sorting stuff out before we leave on our 3am flight tomorrow morning (great stuff). Go to Post Office to send some stuff home, bank, repacking our very full bags etc. Then get bus a few kms out of town to INPA which is a ...

Massive city in the middle of the jungle?!, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Massive city in the middle of the jungle?!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Yesterday arrive in Manaus about 10am having driven through lots more jungle. The city is huge especially considering it is literally a port town in the middle of the Amazon. Quite sad really. We drive around and the first thing that hits me is the ...

The booze cruise., Leticia/Tabatinga to Manaus, Brazil travel blog

The booze cruise.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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I have just arrived in Manaus, Brazil, after spending four days on a boat down the Rio Amazonas. It's my first visit to Brazil, and if I had language problems earlier on this trip, it will probably be nothing compared to the next few weeks. They speak ...

Heart Of The Amazon, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Heart Of The Amazon

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... of the world rubber industry until a nefarious Brit smuggled a number of tree seeds out of the country and ended Brazil's monopoly. The highlights included the very noticeable meeting of the two feeder rivers (the dark Negro and the muddy Solimoes) ...

Carnaval 2006!, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Carnaval 2006!

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I caught up to my friends from Lima here in Manaus Brazil where I will celebrate the infamous Carnaval... Brazilian style. Manaus is a huge city plopped right in the middle of the Amazon along the river; complete with high rise buildings and the leftover ...

Manaus, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Manaus

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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Arrived in Manaus after long bus journey, set off at 900hrs and arrived the next day at 0100hrs! On arrival our hotel was fully booked so they moved us to another hotel, which was a true ´love hotel´where the rooms were rented by the 3hrs, mirrors on ...

Jungle Trip, Amzon Jungle - Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Jungle Trip

A travel blog entry by tracy_coward

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We set off for a three day trip into the jungle from Manaus at 0830hrs. After a taxi ride we then took a boat to the point where the Rio Negro and the Amazon met, there was a distinctive line in the water were the black and brown waters met, due to the ...

Up the Amazon by Boat and Barge, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Up the Amazon by Boat and Barge

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... the barge today, and go on another boat later in the week." "But we don't want the van sitting around in a compound in Manaus for several days before we arrive" we replied - thinking to ourselves that it would most likely be stripped bare in the meantime ...

Arrival in Manaus, Brazil, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Arrival in Manaus, Brazil

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Manaus, Brazil It is a holiday today in Colombia -- but that is ok as we are about 1/4 of a mile away in Tabatinga, Brazil waiting for our flight to Manaus. Poured all morning -- and the tiny airport (our flight is the only one today) is delayed and ...

Manaus - Day 83-84, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Manaus - Day 83-84

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... visually not that attractive but it does have a certain frontier charm about it, it's cool for some reason. Tomorrow I leave Manaus to embark on a 7 day upstream boat mission to Tabatinga, will be the longest boat journey I've every taken! Especially ...

Terra Firma, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Terra Firma

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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... idea to spend a couple of days in the Amazon jungle while we were here! By the time we were only an hour out of Manaus, the heavens opened and we were treated to one of the most spectacular storms I´ve ever seen! Our captain decided that it was unsafe ...

Manaus, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Manaus

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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... America balls up. I´m sure you´ve seen the advert on tv - in most of south america this hand signal means OK, but in brazil it means asshole. So of course when returning the bowls back to the guys selling soup who asked me in Portuguese how the soup was ...

Manaus or 7 days on the Amazon!, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Manaus or 7 days on the Amazon!

A travel blog entry by sarahwalsh

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... I left off, we were ready for our Amazon boat cruise, 4 nights and 4 days cruising up the Amazon River from Belém to Manaus. At 4:30pm we made our way down to the dock and boarded the Amazon Star...a large boat/ship that could carry over 350 ...

Gateway to Jungle, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Gateway to Jungle

A travel blog entry by camille

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... I was so eager to do stuff in Manaus. I found the city exciting and I just wanted to explore. The number one sight in Manaus, the Teatro Amazonas was first on the list. It is this massive old theatre built with rubber money for the rich barons to have ...

Finding money!, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Finding money!

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... got away with thousands before it was picked up. So with some local dosh and some very warm weather we ventured out to explore Manaus. The areas of interest in Manaus are few and very small – it amounts to a Cathedral built by Jesuits and, ...

The Mighty Amazon, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

The Mighty Amazon

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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By hook and crock we manage to get ourselves to Manaus in Brazil and just hope that the last 24hours has been a bad dream and that the only problem with our cards are the Venezuelan ATM machines. We spent most of the previous evening and our journey in a ...

Jungle Tripping, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Jungle Tripping

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Day One, January 16th Setting out from Manaus, we headed with Iain, Lisa and Susie for a 3 day tour of the area outside of Manaus (in the Amazon rainforest).  Our trip to the lodge involved a car, a speedboat, a van, and another speedboat.  The ...

Another long drive, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Another long drive

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... So when the group returned from their trek, we were ready for the fun of spending two days in a truck to get to Manaus, Brazil.  Highlights from the drive include: Leaving Venezuela and entering Brazil Finding and using an ATM!  (can´t do that ...

In the Jungle!!!, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

In the Jungle!!!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Up the ...

Manaus, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Manaus

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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Arriving in Manaus marked the official end of our tour, and a return to traveling (somewhat) on our own.  Although Manaus is set smack in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, it is still a huge (2 million people) and fairly modern city.  So ...

I Believe That We Will Wi... Draw, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

I Believe That We Will Wi... Draw

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... opportunity, and going out of their way to make sure visitors were shown a good time. We gave multiple TV interviews about our Manaus experience, random strangers stopped us in the square to ask us if we were having an OK time in Manaus and every ...

The Jumgle, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

The Jumgle

A travel blog entry by matanshapira

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... , birds and insects. we did this trip with two amazing German guys and we gonna meet them later in Rio DE Janeiro. when we came back to manaus, we had 13 hours to wait for our flight, so Paula, elso's wife, showed us the city for few hours. it was very ...

In The Jungle: Day 3, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

In The Jungle: Day 3

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... because I was too busy watching the pig and thinking I hadn't had bacon for a while, but if you've ever set foot in Brazil you'd have come across this stuff. It's pretty much on every table in every restaurant and is the main condiment in the country. If ...

Amazon Adventure, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Amazon Adventure

A travel blog entry by thewanderingone

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... was hurt! All i got out of it was a free boatride and lunch! Lst 2 days we have visited Fortaleza and now im in Manaus ready to start my Amazon adventure. I have visions of me being like Ray Mears but without the waistline...well not yet! 3 days ...

In The Jungle: Day 4, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

In The Jungle: Day 4

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... you need and is geared up for any situation. Bad back? Have a hot compress. Unidentified blistery rash? I'm sure I have a cream for that. Brazil nut allergy you were unaware of until you just ate that brazil nut? I'm sure I have a hastily washed fuel pipe ...

Man its hot in Manaus, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Man its hot in Manaus

A travel blog entry by orlao0

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... organising our way out of Manaus. We had always planned to take the boat from Manaus to Iquitos in Peru, however, when we arrived in Manaus we realised that the river is about 40km wide and we would have no hope of seeing anything while on the boat. It is ...

Manaus - Der Amazonas-Traum wird wahr!, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Manaus - Der Amazonas-Traum wird wahr!

A travel blog entry by alezg

... wurde Ende 19. Jahrhundert wegen des Kautschuks bekannt und erlebte damals einen regelrechten Boom. Heutzutage ist Manaus eher bekannt fuer seine Freihandelszone ("Zona Franca"): die Steuer- und Zollvergünstigungen lockten viele ...

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