Category Archive: BRAZIL

Working Crew on Amazon Survivor pt 2 – First Week in the Amazon

Working Crew on Amazon Survivor pt 2 –  First Week in the Amazon  Safely installed in Ariaus Amazon Tower Hotel, perched on the banks of the mighty Rio Negro, deep in the heart of the Brazil Amazon, I promptly settled into my first week crewing Amazon Survivor. That entailed getting up at 5:30 am, a …

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Working Crew on Amazon Survivor pt 1- Flying to the Amazon

Working Crew on Amazon Survivor pt 1- Flying to the Amazon After working crew on ‘Survivor Thailand’ from May to August 2002, I was offered a position on the ‘Dream Team’ for Survivor Amazon starting in mid-October in the Brazilian Amazon. At the time I was vacationing in Bali. Before heading off to Brazil, I …

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TRAVEL STORY: MY AMAZON RIVER CRUISES

merging of Rio Negros & Rio- Amazon

TRAVEL STORY: MY AMAZON RIVER CRUISES A loud hushed gasp ran through the boat. Fingers pointed excitedly on outstretched arms. A pale pinkish white sleek back arched up from the dark Rio Negro waters. A rare white Amazon dolphin. In my experiences with dolphin sitings passengers quickly plunge into the sea, hoping to swim with …

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PHOTO GALLERY: BRAZIL AMAZON

PHOTO GALLERY: BRAZIL AMAZON I spent 2 months in the thick of Brazil’s Amazon, way up the Rio Negro, at the quirky Ariau Amazon Tower Resort. The sprawling resort sits entirely off the ground on a series of wood platforms, connected by long wooden walkways.  Several large octagonal wooden towers house the rooms, dining halls, …

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