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Dec 31, 2005 - Santarem again and New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve day we arrived at our first and last stop on the Amazon, returning to Santarem. Since we slept late and were only there til 12:30, we only went ashore to the dock and visited the vendors again. This time we met a beautiful young woman, originally from Colombia, visited with her and admired her neat handmade jewelry. After a couple of hurried purchases, we were back on the ship and soaking in the last day of the year, marveling with gratitude, the gift of our adventure, saying goodbye to 2005 and welcoming in a new year. We...

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