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Pará

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day60

    This is our last stop both in Brazil and the Amazon. This is a very small village is located on a very small river off the Amazon and is unusual because the waters are very clear and it draws many tourists and locals for swimming.
    It is difficult to imagine we could be any hotter than we had been in the past couple of days, but it definitely was possible. It took just a few minutes for our clothes to be completely soaked and the unforgiving sun mercilessly beating down on us did nothing to dry them - hhmmmm... maybe it was the 95% humidity.
    In any case, a quick stop tomorrow to allow the pilot to disembark and we will be on our way to the Barbados. We are looking forward to 3 full days at sea so we can begin to process all we have seen in the various countries in South America and start to ease into life off the ship.
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  • Day55

    So yesterday we turned from the South Atlantic Ocean into the Amazon River. To aid me in my inability to describe the scale of this river, picture this: the Amazon River basin covers an area the same size as the continental United States. Inconceivable. The flow is more than 12x the Mississippi River and the mouth is over 200 miles wide.
    The four of us had an excursion planned for today that was a hike through the jungle in a 2,000,000 acre National Park. As I looked out our window this morning shortly before we were to leave, I was dismayed to se that a good portion of the window was covered with mosquitoes. Those who know me well recognize that I am bait - the mosquitoes will always bite me first before snacking on anyone I am with. So even though I had on bug-proof pants and long-sleeved shirt, a hat sprayed with bug spray, boots and socks doused in bug spray and I had 100% deet on my face and hands, I went back for a second spray-over.
    So we are sitting on the bus in the pouring rain and I am forced to contemplate the wisdom of this outing. A hike through the Amazon rain forest during the rainy season wearing at least a full pound of mosquito repellent. Why not? I feel good that they have not given the lecture yet about the bugs of the Amazon because that just might keep me locked in the bathroom on the ship. Speaking of bugs, check out the photo of the water bug that was near our dining table last night.
    The hike was incredible. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and managed the 12 of us with the help of a young Brazilian guide who went along ahead of us with a big machete. We saw multiple fruit trees, the Brazil nut tree, rubber trees and a tree that I can’t remember the name of that grows to 300’ tall. There are 238 different types of termites here. If the bullet ant bites you, it causes pain that is much like being shot with a gun - definitely want to avoid that one.
    We have 4 more stops on the Amazon before heading into the Caribbean Sea. Stay tuned.
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  • Day67

    Santarém am Amazonas, Brasilien

    March 20, 2017 in Brazil

    Santarém ist eine Stadt im Bundesstaat Pará mit 270000 Einwohnern. Sie liegt am Rio Tapajós und dessen Mündung in den Amazonas. Auch hier zeigt sich wieder das 'Treffen-der-Wasser' Phänomen. Im 17. Jahrhundert siedelten sich hier portugiesische Jesuiten an, die blaue Kirche entstand zu dieser Zeit. Die älteren Stadtteile sind mit ihrer Architektur Zeugen des ehemaligen Kautschuk​ Booms und vergangenen Reichtums der Region.Read more

  • Day62

    Alter do Chão liegt an einem Zufluss des Amazonas, dem Rió Tapajós, dessen Wasser glasklar ist. Der Ort hat 6700 Einwohner und gilt als die 'Karibik des Amazonas'. Mit Tenderbooten werden wir dorthin gebracht und erkunden den Ort auf eigene Faust, da hier auch keine Exkursion angeboten wird. Am Strand treffen wir zufällig einen Deutschen, der uns rät, eine Tour mit einem Motorboot in den Regenwald zu machen. Zusammen mit zwei Engländern machen wir diese Regenwald-Dschungel Fahrt. Bäume, Pflanzen, die bis ins Wasser reichen, verschiedenste Grüntöne und das langsame Gleiten durch die Schönheit und Unberührtheit der Natur begeistern uns. Der "love- Beach", ein weißer Strand, der nur über Boote zu erreichen ist, ist jetzt in der Regenzeit 3-4 m überspült, von den Hütten schauen nur die Dächer aus dem Wasser.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Pará, Para, PA, بارا, Штат Пара, Пара, পারা, Parao, Pará osariik, پارا, פארה, Պարա, パラー州, პარა, 파라 주, Paraensis, पारा, Parà, Pará suyu, รัฐปารา, 帕拉州

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