Published: May 15th 2007May 15th 2007
Sitting here now in the city of Belem all the way up at the mouth of the Amazon, and thinking back on all that’s happened in the last month and everything we’ve done, it seems all too much to fit on one entry.
Cruising the beautiful coastline of northeast Brazil, we have experienced several new things, seen countless picturesque beaches, and met many wonderful people; all the while taking our Portuguese to new levels as less and less people speak any English at all.
The people of the north-east of Brazil are reputed to be wonderful hosts. We have found this to be more than true. Many times the people we met really went out of their way for us - inviting us to stay at their homes and cooking their interesting foods for us, assisting us with whatever we needed and giving us useful information they had for us and our journey, and just generally showing genuine concern that we would like them and their part of the world.
Tomorrow we will take a break from road transport for a while and board a boat to take us up the Amazon River and into the jungle.
Odometer at Start: 33 900 km
Odometer now: 38 926 km
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