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    port of belem

    by ines2003 Written Oct 15, 2013
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    you can take the boat a 3pm it was already pretty full. My hammock was squeezed. we headed out of the port Belem at about 7pm. Five days later we should be arriving to Manaus.
    Stopping for a few hours in Santerem - About half-way to Manaus
    Stopping for a few hours in Santerem - About half-way to Manaus

    The days on the boat were not as bad and as slow as I feared. I was comfortable in my hammock. The food on the boat was pretty decent, The bathrooms that are supposed to be horrible are actually ok – that is if you accept that a toilet and the shower are in the same rusted little space
    The ports from which the boats were leaving
    Tuesday: Port Marques Pinto
    Wednesday: Port Rodrigues Alves or Port Tamandare
    Friday: Port gate 09-10 (I think this is the main port downtown)

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    • Sailing and Boating

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    General de Gaulle Would Not Have Been Impressed

    by NedHopkins Written Mar 2, 2004
    Northeastern Command Headquarters, Army of Brazil

    In a famous bon mot, Charles de Gaulle said, 'Brazil? Brazil is not a serious country.'

    The Brazilians, however, were the only South American country to send combat troops into World War II. They fought — and some died — during what is now generally conceded to have been an unnecessary campaign on the Italian peninsula.

    Other than that, the Brazilian Army's greatest victory was in the 19th century. Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina pummelled poor Paraguay. (Over 90 percent of that landlocked nation's male population was killed.)

    While the world need not fear the Brazilian Army, it surely ought to admire that army's Belem headquarters, a beautiful early 19th century building.

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    Theatro da Paz

    by luwan Updated Apr 5, 2007

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    Theatro da Paz

    Incredilbe theater built in 1878 in the Cicle of Rubber in Amazon Rainforest.

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    LIbrary

    by NedHopkins Updated Mar 7, 2004

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    Biblioteca do UPFA

    This beautiful early 18th century building once housed a merchants' guild. It's now part of the library system of the Federal University of Para (UFPA).

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    Dockside Colonial Buildings

    by NedHopkins Written Mar 6, 2004

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    Buildings at the Dock

    Belem's 'old city' is a treasure-trove of colonial buildings, many restored, many not. These are some that face the Estacao das Docas.

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    Mangal das Garças Park

    by luwan Updated Apr 5, 2007

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    Mangal viewed from the Tower

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