Where are the uga bugas
Trip Start Oct 01, 2009
46Trip End Ongoing
We docked up at the port and Mini (one of the boys from the group) had a motor bike and the guy on the platform tried to charge him, like a troll, just to pass.....20 Reals, that is crazy. He gave him 10 and a smile while he drove of the very rickety boards.
The heat is intense here. I do not understand why most of them drop litter but I do know why they do not feel guilty and pick it back up. I know why they drink a beer in the middle of the day and I completely understand siestas now
So I did not stay here long as the plane awaits, although while waiting for a bus went to a club called Crocadillos (which I do recommend to any gringo who is looking for a good time!). The music was great and the females greater although you need to watch out for which ones are not female (I am pretty sure I was sobre enough to distinguish the two)....................I have just returned to this blog and it is after I missed my flight and gone back to Manaus. I swear it was not intentional but now I have more to say...................
I stayed in Manaus for about two weeks in all, looking around, drinking Acai and going to the Jungle.
The jungle experience was actually a very enjoyable one - I went with Amazon Riders. There is a little bit of a pain in Manaus when booking a jungle tour. The office will say one thing to you (You will HOLD Sloths (preguisa) and kill a snake with your bare hands) but not relate it to your guide in the jungle so he and all his counterparts are put in awkward positions when I start saying that the man in the office is a liar!!!
We went into the jungle by a number of transportations bus, boat, walk, car.....and arrived at a lodge which was very clean and very nice. I was with 2 very nice Russians (Genia and Nick) and 2 very nice Brazilians. For the duration Genia and Nick stayed but the Brazilians left after 2 days. We took a little raft out to find Piranhas. I caught a few that jumped off my hook once out of the water, but unfortunately not into the boat. We held a baby aligator and slept in the jungle. After a few times trying to find an accessable Sloth to get hold of, we struck gold. The local boat driver swiftly ran up the tree and tied a vine to the sloth and lowered it. They are funny little things, and according to Wiki are 2/3 leaves. They try and grab you but not very swiftly and look at you like you are their mum! I now want kids but in sloth form!
On the last night I drank some jungle juice called Ayawascha. I am going to leave it at that!!!
We left the next afternoon, after some more fishing and I recieved a lovely present from the Russians. It was a true bottle of Russian Vodka....why they had it in their bag I will never know, but this will be the reason as to why I came back from Brazil without a bottle of Cachasa, yet a bottle of vodka!!!!
The following couple of nights I stayed in manaus and then went on the dreadful travel back to Guyana.