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... since they don't have any muscles to open the mouth and therefore might drown if they
try.We also appreciated to see the river by night. We finished the night with a drink by the water, where the barman showed us the gleaming eyes of another caiman in the water just next to the lodge.
The second morning, we got up just after sunrise to take some pictures of the lodge. After breakfast we went for a hike in the jungle. The guide showed us plenty ...
... very reminiscent of South Africa...wide open spaces dotted with lone trees and green bush, dusty poor looking towns and an impossibly wide blue sky. Only the palm trees and the flat bladed grass gave away that we were elsewhere. The road was excellent having clearly been newly tarred not too many years ago but it did have the morbid reputation as the most dangerous road in Brazil. Not for cars and humans, but for wildlife. The roadkill statistics were up at over 3 ...
... from Salvador to Sao Paulo, and then a flight to Manaus from there. I got into Manaus airport about ten minutes early, and since it was 11:45pm when we landed, it was incredibly quick getting off the plane and getting my bag. There was supposed to be a driver waiting for me at the airport, but I couldn’t find him. They said he would be there with a sign, but among the crowd of people, I couldn’t see anyone with my name on a ...
... All of the food there was very fresh. I got the fresh curry over rice. They also had these amazing ginger drinks that could only be found in Brazil if I wanted them made culturally.
After dinner I went to the house I rented for the night. I thought it would be really cool to really get into the culture by staying in a real Brazilian house. I decided to stay in a spacious wooden house overlooking the Transcoso ...
... me. The first game I won pretty quickly and felt really good about. Then he beat me in four moves just to put me in my place. The third one, I made a few mistakes early on which made me fall behind for the entire game but I still played well. Against another opponent I may have even won but Ricardo makes very few mistakes so I didn't have much of a chance after that. The game lasted a few hours and it was time for sleep by the time we ...