Category: Amazon

Carnaval in Moura, Amazon

Amazon Adventure: Carnaval in Moura!

On day 4 of our Amazon expedition in Brazil we start our day in Moura, a community of 500 inhabitants along the Rio Negro, where we meet local folks and spend a leisurely morning with the kids and teachers at Escola Santa Rita. Even though there are less than 200 families in this community, the […]

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Our Amazon Adventure: Hiking in the jungle

The sun rises at Madada. You’d think that all that excitement from the first day would have worn off a little bit after a restful night, but no. Their anticipation is palpable. After all, today we get to hike in primary forest and learn about the Amazon plants and wildlife. Before we leave for our […]

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Touring the Amazon RIver, the second largest river in the world.

Our Amazon Adventure: Welcome aboard the Jacaré-Açu!

The big day has arrived. The kids are anxious to get to the Amazon (and they wake up extra early, of course). Our group leaves the hotel in Manaus at 9:30am. The 180km ride to Novo Airao takes about two hours and, surprisingly, all the kids survived the trip without having to resort to ipads […]

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Our Amazon Adventure – First stop: Manaus, Brazil

Our journey starts in Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, Brazil.  I have heard many different opinions of this city, but there’s one thing everyone agrees on: it is unbelievably hot. We arrive in the evening and, to my surprise, the temperature is a balmy 23 degrees celsius. The taxi driver claims it’s “cold”. […]

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Our Amazon Adventure

We’ve been back for a few weeks now. But the Amazon never really left us. Between busy school days, weekend trips and birthday parties, the girls (and their parents) are still entranced with our Amazonian experience. They miss their new friends. They still talk about all the animals they saw, the hikes in the jungle, the swimming in […]

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