Belém 9 - 11 November 2009 November 15th 2009 Belém was founded in 1616 by the Portuguese to guard the mouth of the Amazon river from other European powers, mainly French and Dutch.
Today it is the capital of the state of Pará, it has about two million inhabitants.
We arrived on Monday with a flight from Manaus. What a difference between these two cities.
Belem is an attractive city, an important port in Northern Brazil, a city with m ... read more
South America » Brazil » Pará » Belém Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
We are a couple, Benoit and Robson who decided to tour the world for 1 year. This blog was to keep contact with family and friends.
Our trip started in April 2009 and we came back home in April 2010. From London we headed east with Istanbul as our first stop. Six months later, in October 2009 we ended up in Brazil where we stayed till April 2010. We mainly stayed in the state of Santa Catarina where Robson's family lives. We however mangaged to travel quite a bit as well, to the North, the Amazon, Curitiba, Rioa Grande do Sul and ... we went to Rio and participated i... full info