Our lodgings in Rio
View from our room
Local Brazilian chick
Cable car to Sugar Loaf
Upscale homes, too close to favelas
Manaus Airport in the Amazon
Rio Negro from the Tropical grounds
Manaus Opera House, "Teatro Amazonas"
Manaus Administrative Offices
Typical 16-passenger riverboat
Manaus Market built fy Eiffel, 19th century
wanna buy a hat?
The "dock" at Hotel Tropical
The Dona Sely (Roz on board)..three passengers and five crew. Good ratio!
sunset coming soon
Heading from Rio Negro to the Solimoes(Amazon)
Sunset on the Amazon
one of the many tributaries
only wide enough for the outboard vessel
here comes our greeting craft
Miss Unesco Adorable
crew member Fontanelli
are they friendly?
Captain Jose' and First Mate
Guide Francesco...Numero Uno
Sandy Spring and Roz...two of the three passengers on board! The cook was wonderful.
Alligator hunting..baby gator.
Piranha fishing...where getting a bite takes on a whole new meaning!
got one...now whatta I do?
another village, local indians
Family waiting for coffee, sugar and canned milk from Francesco
wake me when we reach Monaco
One of our overnight anchorages...jungle sounds were continuous
an actual residence
figure this one out!
Victoria Regia...giganitc lily pads everywhere
Some more old friends of Francesco...home and location of a manioc mill
Our summer villa in the heart of the Amazon (Amazonas)
The manioc mill...stench was highly pungent
The renowned meeting of the rivers..goes on for seven miles...the blue Rio Negro and the brown Solimoes(Amazon)
Rio Negro from Tropicana Hotel grounds