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  • Day345


    December 9, 2020 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    I felt so much safer in Santarém compared to Manaus. I even went to the harbor at night to take some photos of the Christmas lights.

    Once more the owner of my hostel was absolutely accommodating. I arrived at midnight in his place and told him that I only ate 11 bananas in the last 34 hours on the way here. He immediately opened iFood and asked me if I want extra bacon on my hamburger. ☺️

    After a restful night, in a real bed - no more hammocks - I went to the breakfast table where Erivan’s little elf had prepared some delicious food. Erivan asked me what I’m going to do here. I explained that I’m on my way to Rio but before heading there I’ll pick up some Christmas gifts in Fortaleza. He told me if I have the time I should really visit Alter do Chão. Well I had nothing else to do so I went to this place. One hour by public bus.

    Alter do Chão is where everyone goes to have some nice beach feeling. The huge river Tapajós turns into a lake (Lago Verde) and during low tide the shallow water heats up pretty fast and becomes almost a hot tub. I enjoyed a ice cold beer at the beach and spent roughly an hour there before the weather changed.
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  • Day25

    Les pieds dans l'eau à Alter do Chão

    October 5, 2019 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Après deux jours de bateau, nous voila à Santarem où nous avons passé la nuit. Le lendemain matin, nous avons pris un bus et après une heure de voyage, nous sommes arrivés à Alter do Chao, une petite ville au bord du Tapajos, un affluent de L'Amazone.

    Cette cité balnéaire a tout d'un petit paradis sur terre : plages de sable blanc à perte de vue, arbres magnifiques, petite promenade en bord de fleuve qui propose de nombreux bars très animés en soirée... en plus, nous avons rencontré une bande de joyeux drilles français dans notre auberge de jeunesse avec qui nous avons tout de suite sympathisé.

    Au final, trois jours de farniente les pieds dans l'eau avec petite rando sur une île, jus de fruits frais au bord de l'eau (il y en a de très nombreux préparés avec des fruits que nous decouvrons, maracuja, cupuaçu, acerola...) et petit concert en terrasse la veille de notre départ : on ne peut pas vraiment se plaindre !
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    Belles découvertes, zénitude, camaraderies de trés bons ingrédiens comme s'y ont y été, que de belles histoires....bises bises Mimi

    Fabienne Vermorel



    Un bel endroit pour se reposer.... je pense bien à vous. Bisous Juliet.b

  • Day55

    Santarem, Brazil on the Amazon River

    February 27, 2018 in Brazil ⋅ ☁️ 77 °F

    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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    Roland Zimmerman

    Now you know how the contestants feel on naked and afraid, and they don’t have repellent or clothes, try staying there for 21days. Not for me. PZ ha ha.

    Mark Zimmerman


  • Day67

    Santarém am Amazonas, Brasilien

    March 20, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    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

    Do you sees marked difference between this area and the rest of the world?

  • Day62

    Alter do Chão, Rio Tapajós, Brasilien

    March 15, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    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

    Wilfried Reiter

    Das Wasser ist hoffentlich abgekocht? Oder ist das ein keimfreies - gebranntes- Getränk -?

  • Day49


    November 26 in Brazil ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    Стоим в порту. Дороги как в России, лают собаки и много бездомных кошек!

    I N

    Корабль в хорошем состоянии?

    Nadia F

    плывёт и не тонет! хаха если не приглядываться то ржавые лестницы можно и не заметить

    I N

    Вас грести не заставляют? ))

    Nadia F

    хахахахахах пока нет. Однако голодом уже морят, еда одна и та же на обед и ужин.

    I N

    Даже знаю какая. Местные плохопрожаренные червячки! ))


You might also know this place by the following names:

Santarém, Santarem