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Belem  

Belem

North Eastern Brasil

September 8th 2009
After our relaxed journey along the Amazon we decided to spend only a morning in Belem and then travel to Ilha de Marajo in the afternoon. After dropping our bags at the port we got into town by taxi with yet another South American attempt at adjusting the fare... We were dropped off at the cathedral and had a look at the spectacular interior. Afterwards we visited the well restored fort. Follo ... read more
South America » Brazil

Brazilian Flag 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
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