Travel Blogs from Manaus, Brazil

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5 months, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

5 months

A travel blog entry by matt81

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5 Months 2 continents, 5 countries, 7000km.  Spinning around the sun. Things are starting to wear.  The zipper strings have pulled off. The spine on my beloved diary is peeling. Crumpled, folded, freyed papers fall away, unimportant. But I ...

Dry Land, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Dry Land

A travel blog entry by matt81

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... no paddlewheeler, but it's still pretty darn fine! We travel for three days and nights to cover some 1100km total on the way to Manaus, Brazil. I sleep in a hammock. There are two full decks on the river boat, full of hammocks, and one more on top for ...

Pink Dolphins, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Pink Dolphins

A travel blog entry by nimita

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... final adios to a wonderful and memorable Amazon experience. Boarded the boat and caught a nap in the hammocks. Just before arriving in Manaus we had chilled fresh coconut water for the last time. Transferred to the airport but had an 8 hour wait before ...

oi from Manaus, one last time..., Manaus, Brazil travel blog

oi from Manaus, one last time...

A travel blog entry by lizsgear

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... jungle and wanted to go back to Rio early to save a little money. I hadn┤t even considered this... There is a lot to do in Manaus but most of it requires money, the free/cheap things I was taking slowly in order to not exaust the place. Taking time for ...

The

The "Mother of the Gods"

A travel blog entry by bumihills

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... nbsp; Since this was our second time in Manaus, we opted out of the piranha fishing, the crocodile hunting, walking in the rainforest, seeing rubber trees growing, etc.  Therefore, Manaus was actually not a great travel destination this time around. ...

Election day in Manaus, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Election day in Manaus

A travel blog entry by ian-sue

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... local bus and chartered a small boat to bring us out on the river. It worked out a lot cheaper than taking a tour from Manaus. The advantages of having a Brazilian with us helping to organise it. After a lot of difficulties trying to book the boat to ...

My adventure in the AMAZON!, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

My adventure in the AMAZON!

A travel blog entry by meredithvoss

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... Fabeo and headed back to the MV Explorer to pack up for our overnight flight to RIO!  We had a few hours to spare back in Manaus, the city our ship was docked in, so we went to a local bar and got a beer tower, pretty much exactly what it sounds ...

The Boat Trip Belem - Manaus, Belem and Manaus, Brazil travel blog

The Boat Trip Belem - Manaus

A travel blog entry by tomandlizzie

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L -15/05/08 until 21/05/08 The boat didn't leave until 8am so we had been sitting on the a moored boat for 14hours, Gabrel found out that there was a problem with the rotor and then the tide had gone out so we were wedged in the sand. The boat was ...

Jungle trek, 165km west of Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Jungle trek

A travel blog entry by doubled

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We woke up to a fabulous looking day and the plan was to take a walk through the rainforest around the lodge. We started out on this nice path, but after about 20min, Joseph (our guide) took us off the beaten path and starts bush-wacking (I am serious, ...

Shine on you crazy diamond (part 2), Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Shine on you crazy diamond (part 2)

A travel blog entry by alexbicknell

... floating houses, complete with floating shops and floating toilets. Then at the three way border you wander unchecked between Peru, Brazil and Columbia - never quite sure what language to speak or which currency to use. Never quite sure why these ...

Arriving in Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Arriving in Amazonas

A travel blog entry by eugenecash

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... t-shirt which I think Eugene wore for 6 days straight!).  We hopped on the truck and started the 2 day drive into Brazil.  We reached the boarder crossing which was pretty straight forward and spent our first night camping with the truck in the ...

The Second Crossing, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

The Second Crossing

A travel blog entry by rob_jess

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... only one night.  One happy story is that Dan enjoyed the company of a young, and extremely beautiful Brazilian girl from Manaus.  We arrived in Santarem, the middle point between Manaus and Belem (Atlantic mouth of the river) at about 7pm, ...

On the River Negro, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

On the River Negro

A travel blog entry by jamaandgraham

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... it is literally black (a product of the tannic acids found in the water). We arrived without too much trouble from Manaus, crossing by motor boat. We did have to wait out a local storm, which they seem to have daily here ...

Manaus - Amazonka in dzungla, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Manaus - Amazonka in dzungla

A travel blog entry by tanja

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... prevoz. Hotel je bil obupen. Hvala bogu, sva takoj naslednje popoldne sla v dzunglo. Prej sva si ogledala se mesto samo. Sam Manaus je kot velik Trst - ogromno poceni stacun in stantov, ki ti ponujajo vse (ne)mogoce. Precej truda sva morala vloziti, da ...

Wieviel Forrˇ kann ein Mensch ertragen?, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Wieviel Forrˇ kann ein Mensch ertragen?

A travel blog entry by doscompletos

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... waren wir nach vier Tagen auf dem Boot auch ein wenig traurig, als wir uns von unseren Mitreisenden bei der Ankunft in Manaus verabschieden mussten. Nur Erica ist noch mit uns ins Hotel gekommen. Sie hat uns am nńchsten Tag geholfen ...

Deep  into the Jungle, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Deep into the Jungle

A travel blog entry by nixsboys

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... , cuts, bruises, water vines (whose water tasted very sweet), how to make fans out of the local palm tree leaves, crack open fresh Brazil nuts with a machete and I guess the best highlight of the day was to see a tarantula. Back at camp we set up our ...

Manaus, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Manaus

A travel blog entry by nimita

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After a 4 hour flight at a most ungodly hour from Sao Paulo we finally arrived in Manaus. Brazil sure is a huge country crossing 2 time zones because in Manaus we had to change our time by an hour. I was expecting a tiny town but was surprised at the size ...

Amazon, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Amazon

A travel blog entry by kias

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... held a crocodile(but didnt catch any). Now we are back in Manaus, and had a decent nights sleep for the first time in a week. Manaus is a huge city (pop. 2 million) in the middle of the amazon. Bizarre, I think there is maybe one highway (mud road?) ...

We are nothing if not flexible, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

We are nothing if not flexible

A travel blog entry by elliotandcarla

Ok, the title of this entry might give you some clue that our plans didn't go quite according to plan. We arrived in Manaus and stayed in a clean, but simple guesthouse in the centre of town. The next morning we headed off to the bus station to buy our ...

The Center of the Planet, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

The Center of the Planet

A travel blog entry by arango

... lattitude 0. Tipping over to the southern hemisphere, following the planet into another summer... and seeing the toilets spin counterclockwise. Manaus is a buzzing city of hard working people, a major port for the northern region of the Amazons. We ...

Notes from the jungle (from written journal), Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Notes from the jungle (from written journal)

A travel blog entry by lizsgear

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... the Yanomano if I give him a months notice, as he┤ll again need to get permission from FUNAI. I began the journey back to Manaus after lunch, after being hoarded with presents. Reuben made me a necklace from the seed of the coconut and natural fibres, a ...

7days 6nights - a perpetual journey 1100km upriver, Amazon River - Manaus to Tabatinga, Brazil travel blog

7days 6nights - a perpetual journey 1100km upriver

A travel blog entry by ashifreeshma

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A perperual journey of 1100km up the Amazon River from Manaus to Tabatinga, the border of Brazil.  On a boat called the Don Manuel, crammed with 300 locals and 7 tourists, we alternated along each side of the wide, cream colored river, ...

Water shortages in the heat, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Water shortages in the heat

A travel blog entry by olimoss

... iron market house from Gustave Eiffel's Paris exhibition of 1889, and even building their own enormous, elegant opera house. Manaus today is a slightly shabby looking, frenetic junglopolis surviving off trade and tourism. However there are still some ...

Operations Suspended Pending Bowel Evacuation, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Operations Suspended Pending Bowel Evacuation

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

... and exploding out through my arse. Rotorua ain't got nothing on what came out of me that day, I spent the first day in Manaus in the toilet whilst anything I tried to put into my body exited through the nearest oriface. Everyone advised me to keep a ...

Stalled, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Stalled

A travel blog entry by mistahall

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... as expensive as the US. Especially painful after paying Bolivian prices. After much hunting, I managed to find a book exchange at Hostel Manaus. A big relief as I had nothing left to read and was about to embark on seven days of doing not much besides ...

Manaus and the Amazon Jungle, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Manaus and the Amazon Jungle

A travel blog entry by tomandlizzie

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... we went by speedboat an hour up river to our 'ecocamp'. We were joined by two Dutch girls who stayed in Lizzie┤s dorm in Manaus. Leo, our guide, gave us hammocks and we chilled until lunch. After lunch we went out on a canoe through the 'floating ...

Time to risk it for a biscuit, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Time to risk it for a biscuit

A travel blog entry by colmandliz

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It's the first evening of our Amazon jungle trip and our guide, Robinho 'Time to risk it for a biscuit' Michael, has taken us out for some evening cayman spotting. The bulk of the tour is done on a rickety wooden boat so it's me and Elizabeth in the ...

Getting head of myself (17th September 2010), Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Getting head of myself (17th September 2010)

A travel blog entry by andy.crombie

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... to Indigenous Indian villages, but these two I’m hopefully opting out on, we’ll see. In anycase I’ve cheered up; Brazil is nice.”   Shocked I put the moaning here down to the fact that I’d lost my bag, it was hot and ...

Into the Jungle, 165km east of Manaus, Brazil travel blog

Into the Jungle

A travel blog entry by doubled

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... our adventure into the Amazon jungle. We had no idea what to expect when we got there. We were traveling 165km west of Manaus, futher and further away from civilization. We were pleasantly surprised when we got there at about 5:00pm. I would love to tell ...

In The Jungle: Day 1, Manaus, Brazil travel blog

In The Jungle: Day 1

A travel blog entry by travelnshit

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... we were on took us over the Meeting Of The Waters which I'd seen a couple of times from the larger passenger boats on the way to Manaus but this time we got commentary. The light brown water of the Rio Amazonas is colder and has heaps of fish and the dark ...

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