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Nov 2, 2019 - Dance on the Amazon

Saturday, November 2 found us at Parintins on the Amazon. We went to a folkloric celebration that is celebrated in June, but there is a stage show recreation for tourists. The costumes were amazing, the music pulsating, and the energy level through the roof. It was a good time. We tendered off the ship and tied up next to another much smaller ship for our disembarkation. Tomorrow we continue our trip on the river; Manaus is almost 1000 miles from the ocean. We have a half day cruising on the river, then we are in port. Today we were back...

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Nov 20, 2018 - Parintins, Brazil

Parintins is a municipality in the far east of the Amazonas state in Brazil. It is part of a microregion also named Parintins. The population for the entire municipality was 109,150 (2005).The city is located on Tupinambarana island in the Amazon River. Parintins is known for a popular folklore festival held there each June called Boi-Bumbá. Although the festival is in June, they put on a recreation of the dance competition for us tourists and we’re glad they did. Actually, there was very little reason to stop there (for us) without 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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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 1, 2008 - Parintins, Brazil

3/1 Parintins, Brazil was our last stop on the Amazon. Most of the passengers signed up for a tour which included the Boi Bumba festival reenactment. This festival is held yearly in June and attracts quite a crowd. We thought the tour was a little expensive so we toured the town instead (reports were that the festival was quite good – free local liquor). Parintins is a small town and easy to get around in. We checked out the local markets, a couple of churches and a number of local businesses.

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