>> Manaus, again
Manaus, Brazil, September 2007
Well we're back in Manaus and waiting on our friends at ANAC to renew the overflight permit so we can continue flying in Brazil. We had the good fortune to meet some really great people and are enjoying our mandatory stay.
Ricardo, doing what he loves
They have great performances here in Manaus, several small theatres where you can enjoy plays, dance, music. There is something going on nearly every night. Here is a dramatic shot from the performance of Prometheus at the Teatro da Instalação.
Dr. Luiz Mario and his wife Ruth took us out on their family outing to the beach, on their beautiful fiberglass boat. The beach is next to Praia Lua (Moon Beach) and the swimming is great.
Rebecca, Luiz Mario and Ruth
A fun crew of an Air Force C-130 were in our neighborhood in Manaus, briefly. We shared some beers and stories. Some more pics in the photo gallery. Sylvester and crew, where are you now?
What is that strange drink in Gregg's hand?
Some words that might come in handy for your visit to the Manaus and the Amazon:
anzol - fishhook
parabens - congratulations, happy birthday
zarataboca - blow gun
bongo, canoa - canoe
Some fish you might want to try:
tucunaré - my favorite
pirapitinga - Gregg's favorite
pacu - bony, not much meat
aracu - skinny and oily, great bbqed, my second favorite
Natura is a brand of perfumes, lotions etc made with Amazonian plants. Two really neat scents are priprioca and pau rosa.