Manaus might seem strange at first glance. Buried deep in the Amazon on the banks of the Rio Negro, near its merging with the Amazon River, is a city of over a million and half people! Not only is this a large city, it is also a major production centre for DVD players, mobile phones and computer monitors.
From the Manaus Travel Guide
I, a soler female traveller with no Brazilian Portuguese, stayed at the Hotel Colonial enroute to the Jungle. The room was a large double with huge ensuite shower and handy air conditioning system. All in all very comfortable and, set in a colonial building, it was great value. ... more