Estado do Amazonas Warnings and Dangers

  • Nets when your sleeping are a must have.
    Nets when your sleeping are a must have.
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  • Look at this lot waiting for us to sleep.
    Look at this lot waiting for us to...
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  • Spiders and critters in the roof.
    Spiders and critters in the roof.
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Estado do Amazonas Warnings and Dangers

  • Favela slums

    Manaus Warnings and Dangers

    Stay away from the favalas (slums) in Manaus. These are durg infested, dirty, and impovished areas. Crime is huge and common in these areas. The poores favelas look like garbage dumps, the homes are on stilts to get above the flooding and to get away from all the trash and decay in the ground. Stay away from these areas.

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  • Travel in tropical South...

    Manaus Warnings and Dangers

    You will hear repeatedly that there are no mosquitoes on the Negra River. This may be true on the river itself, but once you get into the forest or near people there are mosquitoes. Perhaps not enough to drive you crazy, but enough to transmit Malaria. I took Chloroquin but still came down with Malaria two weeks after exposure. This fits the...

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  • Jacare...Caymane

    Manaus Warnings and Dangers

    careful, those big, very big Crocodiles( called Jacare in Brazil) are realy not in the mood to get hassled and a swim with them could be your last when on the River, never ever leave the boat or for the tremendous...enourmes strong currents, it will knock your socks off

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  • Drugs

    Manaus Warnings and Dangers

    Due to Manaus's link by boat with Colombia, drugs is a growing problem. When I spoke to soem of the people in Manaus they simply said it is part of the economy: the poor sell drugs to the poorer. There is no security on boats not on the border so drugs flow easily into Manaus. When I was here a 75 year-old grandmother was caught with 15Kilos of...

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  • Be really really careful out here.

    There are critters that can infect you everywhere. Infection is a big problem out here, as any small scratch or cut can soon turn infected, and if you dont get these treated and protected from infection, and you just let them get worse, you could lose a limb, or even your life. So look after yourself and do not take any crazy risks as you could be...

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  • Needle fish

    We were told about these fish by our guide. I’m not sure how much of what he told us is true and how much over-dramatised to thrill the tourists, but it makes a good story and could be a useful warning too, so I repeat it here: The needle fish that live in the Amazon and its tributaries are, as their name suggests, very small and thin – and deadly....

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  • Natural peace and quiet? Not a hope!

    If you’ve never been to a jungle at night you may be imagining that it would be a wonderful chance to get close to nature (it is) and experience the peace and quiet of the countryside (think again!) The jungle is really full of noises and there are only a few hours in the dead of night when it might be considered quiet. As we went to bed in our hut...

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  • Hot hot hot!

    It’s probably stating the obvious, but it’s hot in the jungle! And as this is a rainforest, even in the dry season when we visited it can be quite a sticky heat. You need to come prepared for this climate, with loose clothing in natural fibres (linen or cotton) – but stick to long trousers as there are some unpleasant insects just waiting to bite...

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  • Insects’ bytes in Amazon

    Insects’ bytes in Amazon, be prepared! While for a 4 –day break during October in a lodge in Amazon, I went with a friend and a guide to a tailor-made trekking into the jungle (the proposed activities seemed very modest to me). After we had gone 3 hours trekking in the jungle, an insect named Campa (or Vespa) bitted me. It was flying fast, making...

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