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Ola from Manaus -- capital of Amazonia -- and home to the slowest, most carefree creatures on the planet earth -- the Sloth!
But first, our trip had taken off very smoothly as all our flights were on-time and hassle-free -- Bernie even received his checked backpack after they ripped it apart to search for the concealed tranquilizer darts …
... types of fish freshly caught on the rivers today. Ironically, there was a cat sound asleep on the sidewalk right in the middle of it all. James drove us to a river beach along the Rio Negro which was very cool. It was very much like a boardwalk along an East Coast beach in the U.S. with couples out for a stroll, children riding their bikes and tricycles and people taking their dogs for a walk--all enjoying a very pleasant and not too humid evening. Most of ...
... last pair of dry shorts, I don my poofy speedo shorts and my rain-jacket and jump in the boat for an afternoon of piranha fishing. I feel like a flasher or park-bench pervert or something but as it doesn’t make sense to haul all our gear and we’ve only brought limited stuff.. this will have to do.
Motoring back to the lake, continually hitching my shorts down we throw over lines of chicken skin. There’s no reels, just line on a stick. Soon after it ...
After a quick visit at Santarem, our second stop along the mighty Amazon crystallized why we haven't travelled the world via cruise ships . Boca Da Valeria (which I think is Portuguese for "you've got to be kidding me") was billed as an authentic Amazonian village of 75 people, most of whom apparently went to Rio for Carnival and weren't back yet. Since the ...
... young man who served us even spoke quite a bit of English, even after we attempted our very poor Portuguese that we had tried to memorise on the 20 hours in transit getting here.
Our hotel, thankfully, had all the mod cons that we were after (after we were allowed to check-in at the prescribed 2pm check-in time – which we were back for to the second, might I add). A little small, and the basin for ...
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