Crowne Plaza Hotel Belem
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... and heavily on and off, then some massive claps of thunder and my massive quantity of bags prompted me to fork out for a taxi, arranged by the hotel as no hope of getting one on the street. Knocked him down 5 reals but then the thunderstorm and torrential rain meant lots of detours around flooded spots, so gave him a tip, a rarity for me.
Got there way early so snagged a good spot ...
... had the brain wave of legging it over the road to the area under the theatre. Shame when we got there that is was all gated off. Very wet now... May gave up and walked home in the down pour, the rest of us ended up sheltering in a band stand with the park gardeners.
Just one of those time when you have to laugh.
In between the frequent showers I got out to see the sights. The Cathedral was at least a little different than the many ...
... a photo as I started flying across the Amazon river at its mouth, which was about where VHF radio communications resumed.
Descent and approach into Belem was through many bumpy clouds, and the controller left it late to give me a turn to intercept the localizer for the ILS approach on runway 06. I overshot the course but it didn’t matter, below 3000 feet I had the runway in sight all the way.
... only have it in Brazil. . The city is okay, nothing special, but it is really hot and tropical, still really close to the equator? In the evening we went to a bar again and drank beer and we met a girl from Holland who is traveling in Brazil for almost two years now and spent two months with the “comunindios” as well where I spent my days before in “Alter do chao”. There she made almost exactly the same ...
... incidents of diahorrea, and we have been warned to stay clear of the Brazilian brown rice for lunch, since this is just ordinary white rice cooked in Amazon water. We’ll speak next from Manaus.
A LETTER FROM MANAUS
The journey was not without incident, and on numerous occasions the stevedores and the sailors needed the benefit of Janet’s knowledge of tides and of loading techniques. She was finally persuaded to butt out by a very nice man ...