Photographer's Note

Since Alexandre, Celma, Lucas and Paulo are posting informative images about Manaus and surroundings, allow me to offer you my visual impressions of that region.

Manaus is colorful. Manaus is hot: something like 34°C during the night. You sweat no matter the time of the day, that´s it. You try to survive the heat.

When we left Belo Horizonte, the local temperature was around 20°C. 4 hours later, by lunch time, it had increased to 38°C. We were wearing jeans, tennis shoes, coats.

First we had to negociate with taxi drivers. Because Manaus is not a recurrent destination, they do not feel committed to offer you an outsanting treatment. Thus, we decided to take the bus (with air cooler!). They´re small and rather uncomfortable if you´re carrying luggage and equipment. And you begin to sweat desperately. The sun beats the right hand side of the seats all the way to downtown.

Then you´ll have to carry your stuff around to find a free room in a hotel. If you decide to stay in a hotel in the dutty free area, you´ll be very near the Gonçalves Dias Square, best known as the Police Square. Every evening, from 7pm to 9pm there is this dancing water event, and families and friends get together to watch it.

More in the following images :))

Have a wonderful sunday you all. Thanks for stopping by!

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