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Apr 4, 2005 - Brasil - Santarem

We arrived in Santarem and trudged around a few hotels after taking a bus into town. We decided on the Rio Dourado and dumped our stuff. After a brief walk around town we booked a jungle tour for the following day and relaxed for the evening. We were picked up at 7.30am the next day by an American guy (Steve Alexander) who has lived in Santarem for the last 25 years. He bought a large piece of land called Bosque Santa Lúcia with over 400 species of trees and has turned this into a nature reserve. He was a very interesting guy and new loads...

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Apr 2, 2005 - Brasil - Belem

We had a hell of a night journey which should of taken 12 hours and actually took 16 hours. The road was bumpy all the way (no sleep) and someone threw up three seats behind us and their sick made it's way forward to under our seats...... oh and it was freezing cold as the a/c must have been set to 10 degrees !!!! We had reserved a hotel in advance, hotel Unidos. It was fine and had a tv with english channels, what a luxury ! We had a walk around town but everything was shut and we were told it was all shut until Monday. We had some food...

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Jan 20, 2004 - Five Days Up the Amazon River

Copyright 2004 David Rich 1300 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com Five Days Up the Amazon River If you actually want to get anywhere in Brazil, a country the size of the U.S., you have to fly or take a boat. If you want to see the Amazon you take a boat. It's a stand-alone adventure sailing up the Amazon the thousand miles (1600 KM) between Belem and Manaus, the Amazon's two largest cities with populations amazingly over a million people each. The first adventure is deciding which boat to call home for five days because dozens ply the mighty...

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