Boca da Valeria, Brazil

You are not likely to find this hamlet of about 75 people on any map.  However, it was important to visit such a place to see how some of the people in the Amazon live.  Today however, was not a routine day for the inhabitants.  It was an opportunity to make some money.  Boat rides to a nearby community were on offer for US $5. Children, some dressed up in feathers, and most carrying some kind of animal or bird, offered themselves for a photo for $1.  Of course, there were the usual handicrafts and some enterprising souls opened up a soft drink and beer stand.  Some people on the ship had brought school supplies and used clothing for the children, which were given to the teacher.  All in all it was a festive atmosphere and I think everybody enjoyed the experience.  I leave you with some of the pictures from my boat ride, the children and the village.  Tomorrow and Monday we are in Manaus.

IMG_1602IMG_1606IMG_1615IMG_1628IMG_1661IMG_1669IMG_1670IMG_1671IMG_1673IMG_1675IMG_1698IMG_1701IMG_1693

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Travel and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Boca da Valeria, Brazil

  1. daviddapaget says:

    Lovely pix with children!

    BTW, I’ll be wanting your advice – when you’re back – on WordPress, as I’m being “pressed” to create a travel blog too, with my write-ups…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s