One of those things I really want to do in my life is to go see the big and mighty Amazon, so being so close I just had to go there. Therefore I started to go west from Jeri. A simple way to do it would be to go back to Fortaleza and catch a plane to any of the cities in the Amazonas. But I wanted to do it slow, I wanted to go on one of those slow riverboat up the stream of the worlds biggest river, and to do that I had to get to Belem.
Therefore me & my new travel companion (Till) started to go west by buss. Our first big stop was in the town Sao Luis where we spent one night. Nothing special happened there, we just got jumped by a group of indigenous people with spears and bows etc.
After Sao Luis we continued to Belem by bus, it’s crazy how big this country is.. hard to realize it but just the part Jericoacoara -> Belem, we probably traveled more than 1500 kilometers, and thats just 2 buss rides.
I’m really sorry, but you won’t get any pictures in this post. Since both Sao luis and Belem are big big cities the criminality can be a big problem, therefore I really don’t like to wave around with my camera gear.
On my way to Belem I realized that I might want to go to Bolivia eventually, but there was one problem. To get into Bolivia you have to have a yellow fever vaccination, and I didn’t have any. So the chase for the vaccination in Belem started!
But what happened to the trip upstreams the Amazon? We found our boat, but it didn’t leave for a few days. Therefore we decided to go to the island ”Ilha de Marajo” first.
So in the next post I’ll kill your internet with some more pictures again.