An Amazon Adventure (Part II) May 17th 2011 We were still deep in the Amazon jungle when we awoke on April 26th, at our lodge on the Juma Reserve. We got up especially early to see the sun rise over the river, leaving at 5:40 and sailing a short way. It was spectacular; dolphins played in front of us while monkeys jumped in the trees to our right. We even got to see a sloth at last, sunbathing lazily high in a tree.
We headed back to the ... read more
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