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Tupana

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    • Day 7

      Jungle vibes 🦜 21.06.-24.06.2023

      June 22, 2023 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

      During the next days, we did a lot of Jungle activities.
      We:
      - paddled with an canoe over the river and into the bushes. 🛶
      - walked thru the Jungle and sweat more then what could be replenished by some water out of lianas 🥵
      - our guide showed us how to climb up on a tree to collect some açaís 🫐 (picture 4 - try yourself 🤓)
      - got half a million mosquito bites (Kathi, Torsten: zero)🦟
      - visited a local family on their farm. This was quite interesting. We didn’t took any photos there to respect their privacy
      - fed a pink dolphin, who is living in the river🐬
      - saw more animals: Tarantel 🕷️, Aras Papagei 🦜, Piranhas 🐟, baby alligator 🐊
      - saw an amazing sunrise 🌅
      - spent one afternoon and night in the jungle, having a dinner which was cooked over an open fire and slept in a hammock 🛏️

      All in all it was one of our most exiting experiences. We can really recommend to spend some days in nature and away from phones/internet 🤩
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    • Day 6

      🐒 Amazonas Jungle 🌿 pt.1

      June 21, 2023 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

      On Wednesday, 21st June, our big adventure started.
      We were picked up in the morning from
      our hotel in Manaus and crossed the Amazonas river.
      In picture 2, you can see what happens when the rivers named “Rio Negro” and “Rio Solimões” (which is the name for the Amazonas river in this part of Brazil) come together. Due to the fact, that the temperature of them differs about 10 degrees to each other it is hard for them to merge but once they do, it is called Amazonas river again.
      After that boat ride, we drove with a minibus for almost 3 hours and another boat ride about 30 minutes to arrive at our jungle lodge within the Amazonas Jungle 🦜 at the Tupana river with no internet or network connection (pictures 3-6). 🔋
      Because the tide of the river differs between rain season and dry season about approximately 70cm, our new home for the next days were stilt houses which made live a little wobbly from time to time🙃
      Also electricity was only available during certain time slots 🔦and of course there was no access to warm water. 🥶The tab water is coming from the Tupana river and is being filtered - but still a bit brown in color 🙂
      There is no air condition, but the fan gave its best for bearable nights. 💨😴
      It is very hot - and with hot we mean sweaty since the humidity is about ~90%… the skin is sticky, clothes and hairs are clammy all the time. 🥵

      On our first day, we took a boat tour and saw some rare monkeys 🐒and birds🦜.

      To be continued.
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