Category Archives: South America

Sailing and leaving the Amazon River

April 15, 2018 We were walking on the deck this morning when we felt and saw that the ship was turning around. At first we thought that we needed to make a turn so that the pilots could disembark, even … Continue reading

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Alter do Chao, Brazil

April 14, 2018 Alter do Chao is one of the administrative districts of the city of Santarem – we visited there on our way into the Amazon River.  It was the site of several religious missions in the 17th and … Continue reading

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Parintins, Brazil

April 13, 2018 Parintins is a city of about 100,000 and is on the right bank of the Amazon River on Tupinambarana Island.  It can only be reached by boat or plane. It is known as the most hospitable cultural … Continue reading

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Manaus, Brazil

April 12, 2018 Beautiful sunset last night! We arrived in Manaus at about 7 AM and our tour was scheduled to leave at 8:15.  After breakfast, we left the ship to board the Amazon Explorer, a large riverboat in which … Continue reading

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Boca De Valeria, Brazil

April 11, 2018 Boca da means “mouth of” and is an entrance to the Valeria River and overlooking the Amazon. We boarded a tender to go to shore.  And here is Tom with the most unusual visor I have seen! … Continue reading

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Santarem, Brazil

April 10, 2018 Last evening we were invited to dine with the general manager, Thierry, and the human resources manager, Ileana. We had an enjoyable dinner and as always, learned a lot about life on board for these professionals. Enjoyable … Continue reading

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Amazon River

April 9, 2018 We have had a series of lectures from Don Klein, as I mentioned before. With several more to come.  Yesterday, Norm went to the lecture and I watched it on TV later and – wow – what … Continue reading

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Fortaleza, Brazil

April 7, 2018 We had three sea days to travel from Rio to Fortaleza. Our original itinerary was to stop in Recife, but that got changed to Fortaleza.  We did find out that the reason had to do with a … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

What a fabulous 3 days we had in Rio.  It is actually hard to decide which photos to post – the city is absolutely beautiful. Sunday, April 1, 2018 Well, to get started, on Easter Sunday we were told that … Continue reading

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Buzios, Brazil

March 31, 2018 The Passover seder last night was well done!  Tom did a great job organizing and running it.  There were 104 people there, well over expectations. Quite a few weren’t Jewish but wanted to experience the seder. Here … Continue reading

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