Mosquitos and Humitity, Manaus

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  • Dogs on the Negro (mosqitos are too hard to photo)
    Dogs on the Negro (mosqitos are too hard...
    by SumTingWong
  • Don't forget your gator repellent!
    Don't forget your gator repellent!
    by psquared
  • kids at the great River
    kids at the great River
    by pepples46
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    Mosquitos and Humitity

    by pepples46 Updated Apr 24, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: a strong Backpack with lining or sealed Suitcase would be appropriate, learn some portugues

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: travel lite, wash or let wash in the Hotel laundry...good footwear is essential

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: many articles you will find in Manaus to suit, ask you GP when on Medication and get your shots beforehand.

    Photo Equipment: protect your Equipment, high Humidity, Rain and Watersplashes when cruising the Rivers are eninies of any Photoequiment, wrap it in sealed plastic bags

    Miscellaneous: Repellent against the Mosquitos, I bought in the local Farmacies, ask and you get what works for those little critters best, be aware of Malaria, Yellow fever, get your shots, look up the interet what is approbriate and check with your GP. a First Aid Kit , Torch, and never be without fresh Water. buy bottled Water where the lid is unbroken. watch your valuables, don't show much you get troubled less

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest

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    Jungle tips

    by psquared Written May 10, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Small and waterproof

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: very basics; t-shirts, shorts, bathing suit. A light poncho for the rain is good.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: depends on your trip, but basics for custs and scrapes is a safe bet.

    Photo Equipment: Bring all you batteries and film, not many stores in the jungle.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Mosquito repellent, suntan lotion and batteries.

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    Mosquito Repellent is necessary

    by SumTingWong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Pack light, you dont want to have to carry all your stuff onto boats and all.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sneekers or hiking boots are great for jungle hiking and for manaus and the city sandals and excellent.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Malaria pills/medication are optional, but I would reccomend them only if you are going by the Rio Amazonas ar deeper up the Rio Negro.

    Photo Equipment: CAMERA! Video if you want also.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring some long clothes, the bats and mosquitos are worse at night and they are attracted to black, but this might juse be a rumor I heard in Manaus.

    Miscellaneous: Mosquito repellent is a must, espacially by the Rio Amazonas (not so much by the Negro, they claim to nao have any mosquitos due to acidity levels, but thats not true: however, there are not as many on the Rio Negro). The mosquitos will eat you alive on the Rio Amazonas so you should have good repellent (but one that is not harmful to the environment!)!

    Dogs on the Negro (mosqitos are too hard to photo)
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    Jungle tips

    by psquared Written May 10, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Small and waterproof

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: basics; t-shirts, shorts and bathing suits.

    Photo Equipment: lots of film and batteries, no stores in the jungle.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: mosquito repellent, sun tan lotion, and batteries.

    Don't forget your gator repellent!
    Related to:
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Photography

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