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An Amazon Adventure (Part I)

May 14th 2011
Manaus heralded our arrival by scorching us alive, the heat being so oppressive we were incredibly relieved to discover that our room had air-conditioning. Still, no time to sit around: we had to find a tour company to take us in to the jungle the next day AND book a flight out of Manaus for when we returned. With so many tours sounding incredible it was hard to choose, but we managed to get one b ... read more
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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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