Monthly Archives: January 2011

Day 18 – Saturday, January 22 – Belem, Brazil

Belém (Portuguese for Bethlehem) is a city on the banks of the Amazon estuary, in the northern part of Brazil. It is the capital of the state of Pará. It is the entrance gate to the Amazon with a busy … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Friday, January 21 – On the Amazon

It is hard to believe that we are into the 17th day of our voyage. We have officially completed one-fourth of our trip. This is the longest any of our group has ever cruised before. In relative terms we are … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Thursday, January 20 – On the Amazon

Today we will not be making port. The entire day is spent on the Amazon. We will cross the Equator again today, this time crossing from the southern hemisphere into the northern; but since we are on the Amazon and … Continue reading

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Day 15 – Friday, January 19 – Alter Do Chao, Brazil

I was up at 6:30 this morning; this seems to be my normal waking time, even though we moved our clocks ahead one hour last night. I got to bed a little earlier than normal and got my customary 6 … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Tuesday, January 18 – Parintins, Brazil

I was up about 6:15 this morning after a good night’s sleep of about seven hours, about one hour more than my normal six. After checking email, I ascended two decks to the Lido and acquired a couple of sweet … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Monday, January 17 – Manaus, Brazil

We are into our second day in Manaus. I had some difficulty last night with the internet and not all of my photographs were published. Hopefully the connection will be better today. As I said yesterday, our excursion was fantastic. … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Sunday January 16 – Manaus, Brazil

Manaus, capital of Amazonas, is located in the middle of the Amazon forest. It is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Amazon rivers. In the early years of the twentieth century the city of Manaus, capital of Amazonas, … Continue reading

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