|The Rio Tapajós meets the mighty Amazon|
The mighty Amazon, the queen of all rivers, flows inexorably from the Andes to the Atlantic taking with it the imprint of its people, its fish, its forests, its floating plants, its boats, its beasts and its birds. I’ve just returned to the state of São Paulo, Brazil after almost three weeks in the Amazon rainforest. My heart and mind are filled with a mosaic of colors, textures and ideas. The incredible river and its huge watery presence dominate everything except the warmth and imagination of the many wonderful people I met on my visit. As you know, traveling alone is not my favorite way to go. However, it has the delightful advantage of giving me the opportunity to meet people and experience places that I would never encounter otherwise.
|Wild Brazil nuts, castanhas, in their case as shown by|
|WIld cacao (chocolate)|
|A more than 200 year old Amapá tree |
that has an edible, non-elastic latex "milk"
with many medicinal properties
|Our guide's nephew having fun|
|Soy fields stretching south of Santarém|
|Sunset over the Tapajós|