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Roraima – Vistas and blisters

We were ecstatic to have finally made it to the summit, but there was no rest for us yet! We hiked to our ‘hotel’ which was a shelter of overhanging rocks to protect our tents for the elements, and then … Continue reading

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Roraima – To the top of the tepui

With anxious excitement we set off in a 4×4 to Paraitepui, the start of the hike to the summit of Mount Roraima. In our group were Mike, Jacopo, Ricky and Nora, plus our guide Omar and our porter Gabriel. Omar … Continue reading

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Boa Vista – Two border crossings in one day

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We took a taxi to immigration in Guyana to get stamped out, and then onwards to Brazil, over a weird twisty road to get you back on the right side of the road, as in Guyana they drive on the … Continue reading

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Lethem – A long and eventful bus journey

For the 17 hour bus journey from Georgetown we were hoping for something more comfortable than yet another minibus but unfortunately that wasn’t to be. We grabbed a bite to eat at the nearby roti shop and then watched and waited while … Continue reading

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Oiapoque River – Into the Guianas

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We were pleasantly surprised by the bus trip from Macapá. After hearing and reading about horror stories of flooded roads and buses stuck in mud, the journey took us a mere ten and a half hours! We managed to grab … Continue reading

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Macapá – A city on the Amazon and Atlantic

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When we arrived at the docks, which are actually located in Santana, just outside Macapá, the usual seedy dock scene awaited us; dodgy looking men hanging around, cargo scattered everywhere, and a rubbish skip covered with feeding vultures. Taxis were … Continue reading

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The Amazon – Rocking on to Macapá

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We boarded the boat early and settled into our hammock, reading and enjoying watching the hustle and bustle of the docks around us. The boat was half empty and we thought we might be lucky and have a quiet boat … Continue reading

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Santarém – A magnificent malecón and mucho meat

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The two hotels we had made a note of we found boarded up and closed but, third time lucky, we found a great option right on the malecón. After dumping our bags we headed out immediately to stroll down the … Continue reading

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Alter do Chão – Caribbean of the Amazon

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Our boat arrived in Santarém and a short taxi and a half hour bus ride later we arrived in Alter do Chão, a cute little bohemian beach/lagoon town on the banks of the Tapajós river. As we got off the bus and … Continue reading

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The Amazon – Onwards to Santarém

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It was our third long boat trip and we thought this one would be a breeze as it was only two days; our shortest yet. However it turned out to be our most uncomfortable! We hung our hammock as usual … Continue reading

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