Ilha de Marajó (and the hunt for the Guaras) July 27th 2005 So from Belem we got on a riverboat and headed three hours up the Amazon to the Ilha de Marajó. The island is slightly larger than Switzerland and famous for two things - buffalo (which thrive in the swamp conditions) and the scarlet guara birds we encountered in Cabure.
Grassy streets where the buffalo roam , beaches , miles and miles of green make this a truly beautiful island and we had a ... read more
South America » Brazil » Pará » Ilha de Marajó 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