Tulip Inn Batista Campos
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... for the long
waits for both buses – seem to have spent all day on the bus or waiting for
Airport tiny but not a long wait
there and got good window seat near the front, clearing up a bit to give views
over Santarem and the meeting of the waters and at Belem at the other end.
The bus from the airport to town
was excruciatingly full and slow, going a hideously convoluted route to get the
10km to ...
... so many on my travels and I only expect to meet more. I gathered my things and then walked (limped) to the port with Liz, Matias, and Juanma. We boarded our boat and found spots to set up our hammocks. I was excited for this part. I love my Eno hammock and haven't been using it enough. Pretty sure I'm the only one on the boat with a pack hammock (it fits in a pouch the size of a softball); most people use handwoven hammocks that they buy for 30 or 40 reals and ...
... channel of the Amazon.Due the tides and the shallow channel we anchored at Icoaraci and luckily flagged-down a brand-new taxi with very good A/C (hooray) for the 30+ minute ride into Belem proper and a city tour.Although Belem is a large city (1.5+ million) we found it ‘attractive’ with many Mango tree-lined streets, great markets and ...
... throughout the night I was met with puzzled looks to the effect of "why leave? we have beer right here". So, they have a decent point about that, and here, most of the bars have a cover charge that they don't even tell you about, just tack it onto your bill at the end of the night so moving around can get expensive. Although I suppose the cover charge makes up for their lack of tipping. They tip practically no one. No wonder why all the ...
... for the boat to leave. After the ride back to the mainland we walked around the port called Icoaraci and checked out some of the local souvenir shops. Then a friend came and picked us up and dropped me off at the best possible bus stop so I could head home. I came home to a quiet house with some lunch left over, thankfully, since I was starved. I ate, and rested until the sun went down so I could run when it finally got cooled off.