Belem to Manaus - Journey down the Amazon March 5th 2009 BELEM
Woke up early today to put our hammocks up on the 7-day boat slog to Manaus. We stayed in Belem for 2 nights to recharge our batteries after the marathon 28hr bus journey from Fortaleza. Manaus which is the basin for the amazon river can only be reached from the south by boat. The road networks arnt extensive enough, the river is the highway of travel.
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South America » Brazil » Amazonas » Manaus 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