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Travel Blogs from Belem
... in the old palace of Antonio Lemos one of the rubber barons of the era. Behind the museum is the city fort dating back to the 1600 containing ramparts with cannons and bunkers and lots of places to climb and take pictures. We walked to the Museum of Art another palace that was made into a museum. The owner Lauro Sodre was Lemos next door neighbor, who enjoyed life's better things, his Palacio Lauro Sodre, with its white and blue fašade, elegant colonnades, ...
... The first version of the insurance policy I sent didn’t have the geographic extent of coverage (South America down to Antarctica) so I had send them a second pdf file with the complete policy – some 25 pages.
4. Pilot (crew) passport
5. Pilot (crew) pilot’s certificate (both sides)
6. Pilot (crew) medical certificate (both sides)
Page 2 of the form has a place where you ...
... I spent half the day in bed...
Belem is a big and hot city where it rains nearly everyday (no, it's not
like Hamburg, the showers are usually short and also they are a welcome
cool down...). The centre has some pretty buildings but there is a constant stench of I don't know what smell in the air.
Similar to many cities in Brazil Belem boasts a great number of high rise buildings. Whilst you might see donkeys on the ...
... slung their hammocks below deck like we were going to do, and although this looked really cool, when embarkation had finished, each hammock space was about 2 feet wide, and even on the first day out there was something of a whiff in the air below deck.
Next issue was food and you could opt for a basic meal served on a tin plate or a deluxe cordon bleu effort which would make the QE2 look like Wormwood Scrubs. Obviously we opted for Cordon Bleu, which just ...
... with mostly rain forest plants and many of the animals (like capybaras) walking around free.
I took a few pictures of Belem from the ship, and
photographed the police escorts on the town’s tenders photographing each other
with the Prinsendam in the background. I also saw a group of people playing around on Ski-doos and zooming all over the harbor. ...