Hotel Itaoca Belem
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... for a beer - the cheapest so far at 3reals for 650mls at the fishermans bar next to the fort.
The fort built in 1616 had lots of guns and cannon balls but not much else.
Next on the agenda was the animal park - jaguars, parrots, toucan and best of all a mother sloth with baby.
... I took in the river beach views and relaxed. There was no one on the beach being it was a Thursday afternoon, and it was nice to go explore and check out the freshwater beaches of the Amazon island. We walked maybe a half mile or so down the beach to an area where the beach was littered with large boulders. A completely different scene from around the point of the beach. While walking around and checking it out it of course started to rain, and when it ...
... 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. ...
... the basics with people. A bunch of kids do what all kids seem to do in a new situation - gang up together and run around screaming, except this time its on a riverboat. They tap us up for biccies, fruit and whatever else we have.
Upstairs by the bar its forro music, essentially Country and Western, brazilian style, pretty groovy after 70 hours or so continuous. The clack and shuffle of dominoes goes on all day too, from 7am until late. At ...
... some 50 days ago in Ecuador.
I also spot an old an local post box. I know, I turning into a Japanese tourist, but this is what Im seeing!
Near the dock is an old fort, Forte de Presepio. Im not in the mood to look around but am allowed to sit near the cannons and look over the Rio Guama.
I head north and slowly creep my way to the dock. The old buildings are fabulous to observe ...