Hotel Grão Pará
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After almost two days on a bus or another we have now arrived in Belém and seen the Amazon River for the first time. On the way we spent a few hours yesterday in Fortaleza but didn't have time for much more than a walk to the city center and a bus back to the bus terminal. We spent most of our time hunting for a blanket to save us from the heavy air-conditioning in the buses, but in the end we left the city without a blanket but with ...
... drank some coconuts and left. The lady who sold us the coconuts was so sweet; sweet enough to get an honorable mention anyway. Suzane then took me to Mangal Das Garças, which is some sort of garden/zoo/wildlife reserve place with different animals, an enclosed bird forest and butterfly house, and beautiful views. The pictures do a decent job of describing what I saw. It was definitely pretty cool seeing so many birds I had never seen before. After the Mangal ...
... seen on this trip. It used mosaic rather than paint and gold for it's decoration. The alter was also interesting as it was a carving of a figure into a solid block of marble.
The old fort and the fishing port area was a pleasant stroll. Seeing the Glasgow iron work in the butcher's market was a bit of a surprise, especially in such well maintained condition.
However the theatre was the star attraction in town. Set in a large ...
... entering Brazil, they have a relatively new online procedure for obtaining your landing and overflight permit. You start at the ANAC website:
Finding the right place to click brings you to this website form:
You may encounter a "this site not trusted" as ...
... I did and it was fun talking about it.
The next day I went to the city with Lysmar and we went to the botanical garden and he showed me some other places. The time in Belem was nice and I liked staying with Lysmar who is flying to Germany and travels Europe next week. He is a really good guy and we had some nice conversations. In the evening I took a bus to my next destination, Sao Luis which was another 12 hours overnight bus ride. ...
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