Travel Blogs from Manaus
Um 2 Uhr Ortszeit setzte unser TAM Airbus endlich zur Landung in Manaus auf. Die heftigen Gewitter, die wir während der letzten Flugetappe beobachten konnten, hatten die Temperaturen von zuvor 40 Grad mit unserer Ankunft auf rund 22 Grad gesenkt. Alle ausser Jeannette sind froh, dass der Temperaturunterschied zum winterlichen Irai nicht drastischer …
... The people are never cruel, and they're always kind at heart. Even the animals and people get along, and the houses are built in ways that preserve nature, defeating the purpose of pollution. There are no thieves, so you don't need to worry about getting robbed at all! This is definitely a place you'll want to stay for several days!
Here at our second stop, where misery knows no limit, is the dark forest of ...
... small villages on the banks of the river. Abby befriended all the children on board (is it cheating if you keep giving them candy?), and shared nail polish and colored pencils and paper with them. By the end, all the kids were smiling every time they saw her, and they were calling her "profesora" and "menina," which as it turns out just means "girl" in Portuguese, but the boy who called her that did so in the most endearing way and he was the most adorable little guy, that ...
... and insects and his paddle as he maneuvers us through the narrow river. Now that the air stills, the mosquitoes launch their attach on any uncovered, unsprayed skin. And they’re pretty relentless, despite the humidity we’re wearing our rain-jackets and they’re helping to keep the mozzies off our skin. We nearly get ourselves through an opening in the trees to the lake but the canoe runs aground and prevents us from getting any further. We’re in ...
I’ve been to plenty of steamy jungles before. I know the tropics. But put all that aside, steamy is a new category of sensation when you land in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, Manaus. It was originally settled by the Portuguese as a defensive port against the Dutch in the late 1600’s. It’s strategic because the port lies on the convergence of two rivers, the Rio Negro and the Solimoes; which forms this terrific separation of colour in the water which I’ll ...
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