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Oct 22, 2017 - Juma Amazon Lodge

Juma Amazon Lodge has been our venue for the last 3 gorgeous days, spending our time walking in the jungle, boating on the river, bird watching, piranha fishing, canoeing and swimming. The pool was without doubt a highlight of the lodge - a floating wooden dock with the pool in the middle, and below the surface of the water, the sides and base were made of fencing to allow a free flow of river water through the pool, while thankfully keeping anacondas, piranhas and caimans out. And of course it offered great respite from the heat and...

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Oct 18, 2017 - Manaus

Finally, after about a day and a half of travel, we were able to start enjoying our adventure. The afternoon was spent on a beach next to the Rio Negro (Black River), one of the 2 major rivers forming the Rio Amazonas. We all spent ages swimming and playing in the crazy dark brown, almost black water, which was probably about 30 degrees, and sipping a couple of cervezas in the sun. Manaus was busy and bustling, with loads of hawkers and street sellers. The town is very rundown, and was a real eye opener for Hanna & Tristan Looking forward...

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Feb 1, 2017 - A lesson in trust... Amazon boat ride

Maybe South America was not the ideal choice of place to travel when suffering from a distinctive hopefully temporary lack of trust in oneselves at the very least. The crime rate of more than half of the countries exceeds that of most of the rest worlds combined. The perspective of wealth over life an almost non existent argument. Street gang scammers with the allure of big wins conning the recently secured pay check from the unsuspecting. Remote communities forewarned with rumours of knife killings for as little as a mobile handset....

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Indomitable Roamings

Jan 25, 2017 - Deep in the rainforest

Having left Barbados we travelled south towards the Amazon delta. The temperature has steadily been increasing to the high twenties. Ian continues to go to the lectures. The subjects vary and include South American history, UK Border controls and women's role in WWW1. I have been mainly sunbathing by the pool but also attended a lecture by Kate Adie. She was a very good speaker, speaking without notes and also very humorous. Entertainment continues to be of a very good standard and at last we win the pub quiz! We have been pipped at the...

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Apr 9, 2014 - April 9, 2014 – Parintins, Brazil

April 9, 2014 – Parintins, Brazil When we left Manaus, we started down the Amazon. It will take us 3 days to reach the ocean with stops at Parintins and Santarem and another day “at river” before reaching the ocean about 8 p.m. on Friday evening. Today we were at Parintins. The day started off a bit differently in that the tender boats could not tie up to the dock. Instead, we tied up to a boat which was tied up to the dock. We exited and entered the tender by crossing the deck on the other boat. Most unusual tendering I’ve encountered so...

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Apr 8, 2014 - April 8, 2014 – Manaus, Brazil

April 8, 2014 – Manaus, Brazil Manaus is located on the north bank of the Rio Negro. It is 11 miles above the “meeting of the rivers” where the Negro merges with the Rio Solimoes. It is 900 miles inland from the Atlantic. It is the heart of Amazonia and the cultural center of the upper Amazon region and is an important river port with floating docks that can accommodate ocean going vessels including cruise ships. It is surrounded by jungle and is the only major city in a 600 mile radius. Founded in 1669, it grew slowly until the late 19th...

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Apr 6, 2014 - Manaus, Brazil

Tuesday 1st April 2014 Manaus, Brazil We arrived on the ferry into the port of Manaus during the night around 1:00am and we slept on the ferry until morning. We then packed our bags and waited on the dock for our transfers to the hotel only about 10 minutes away. We were transported in 4 or 5 VW Kombi van taxis with all of our luggage. The hotel was in the centre of the city diagonally across from the world famous Manaus Opera House (Teatro Amazonas) that was built in the 1890’s at the height of the Brazilian rubber boom. It is very ornate...

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Apr 1, 2014 - Belem to Manaus on the Amazon River Ferry

Thursday 27th March 2014 Amazon River Ferry, Brazil – Day 1, Night 2 Awoke around 7:00am, by which time we had travelled round into the Amazon River and were heading west. Had quite a nice breakfast on board the ferry and the spent the day sitting, reading, taking photos, chatting and generally watching the world go by. There are a number of settlements and small towns en route and we stopped at one today to drop off and pick up passengers. People in boats tied up to the ferry while we were travelling along and came aboard to sell...

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Mar 5, 2014 - The Amazon

Sunday 23 February Day 52 - Sea Day on the way to Belem, Brazil We had a gentler day today. I think we're both tired with the late shows and early mornings. When we get home, we'll need a rest! John continues to walk his mile around the deck while I swim. Being a sea day the water in the pool was like a wave machine but it certainly gives you a good work out! John did his Pilates and that certainly helps his back. The HAL Chorale goes from strength to strength and I'm really enjoying it. The musical Director Robyn Lanier (look her up...

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Mar 5, 2013 - Parintins, Brazil

This is our last stop in Brazil. We have one other left in South America before we return to the Caribbean. That is a short stop at Devil’s Island, French Guiana. Today’s stop is also a short one – just the morning, but we are promised a terrific local folkloric show. Parintins is a medium sized town as Amazon towns go. The population is about 100,000. Many of those who consider themselves as from Parintins actually live in the surrounding countryside (read: jungle). There is really nothing much here (unless you are a “Survivor” buff and...

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Mar 4, 2013 - Manaus, Brazil

Saturday we docked in Manaus, a city of about two million people located almost 1000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean on the Rio Negro, not on the Amazon. The Rio Negro enters the Amazon about 15 miles south of Manaus – more on that later. Manaus is not the best city in the world or in South America to be traipsing around in by oneself, or even in small groups we are told. We have chosen one of the ship’s tours again in the belief that we will see more and feel better about it than trying to go off on our own and brazening it out. Before we...

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Feb 25, 2013 - Manaus

Manaus is a surprisingly cosmopolitan city right next to the rainforest. People come here from around the world to venture into the surrounding jungle. One of the favorite sights is the “Meeting of the waters” where the inky waters of the Negro River meet the brown waters of the Amazon. It’s quite something to see and they flow side by side but do not mix. The other major attraction and strange sight to see here, 900 miles up the Amazon, is the Teatro Amazonas. It is a beautiful theatre that took over 15 years to build with materials...

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Amazon Cruise 2013

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