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1. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

OI from South America my lovely people!
just flew in and still fighting the butterflies...Am off to see some footie tonight should be good!
would love to hear from you all

take it easy


2. Posted by kelster (Full Member 51 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi Mim!!

Hope you're doing ok!
I'm so jealous. How is it? My first stop will be Argentina on my RTW trip. Hope the goodbyes weren't too sad & your mates let you go easily
Hope you enjoy/enjoyed the footie. Give it one or two days & you'll be absolutely fine, I'm sure of it

Kel xx

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 6339 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hey Mim,

Good to see you made it!! Thought those butterflies would have gone, but at least you're there now! I'll be following your activities closely as I'm pretty interested in seeing Argentina myself one day.

Cheers, Peter

4. Posted by tingo (Full Member 94 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hey mim,
where are you for the moment? I would rather be in South America also then at work in Belgium, being bored behind my computer :) However I can't complain too much because the weather is excellent today :)

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hey Mim,

Thanks for making us all depressed that we’re still stuck at home whilst you chill in Brazil. Very thoughtful!!

Hope your having a great one mate, that the only butterflies still in your life are a now a swimming stroke (or flying in a rainforest) and the footie was good. It can be very interesting out there for many reasons…

Keep us informed of your adventures

6. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

guys, sorry if i depressed you being stuck at home, but thanks for your lovely messages, peter hope Europes working out for you!
Im having a bit of a headache (not only with this blummin portuguese keyboard)but with replanning my trip due to closed roads
But the wheather is awful, rained all day to day, my mates in the UK having a better time of it
I have been sat on my hostel floor for the last hour with lonely planets shoestring to south america, brazil and a massive map with my paints trying to work out how to get to Peru from the amazon, let me tell you its nearly imposible without spending your entire life on a boat
but anyway wish me luck and i hope to hear from you all soon;)

7. Posted by Tiago (Full Member 22 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

What's wrong with portuguese keyboards ? ;)

8. Posted by tingo (Full Member 94 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey mim, I also did a boat trip on the Amazon :) I took a boat (una lancha like the call it over there) from Yurimaguas (Peru) until Iquitos. It was 3 days on the boat in my hammock. It was a good experience to spend 3 days on such a boat with the local people, it was really an adventure to eat the food the cook prepares for the whole boat (every day rice and beans), and to sleep in a hammock on the deck of the boat.
You know they cook the food with water from the amazon? And also when you have to clean your dishes or want to take a shower, you have to use water from the amazon :)
If you are coming from Brazil to Peru it will be a very long trip!! I was bored after three days, because the landscape is always the same...water, trees, and sometimes a village where the boat makes a stop. Anyway enjoy the trip, it will be very relaxing to spend a few day in a hammock :)
have fun!

9. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hey as usual the plans have changed, I think I have decided to do the cheap flight thing and take only a couple of days on the Amazon to Manaus, although Ive heard great things about the stretch from Manaus to Tabitanga.

Thanks for all the pointers tingo, not too bothered about the water thing, its all part and package of the adventure right although i heard all you eat is rica and beans (again and again and again..)

Im trying to keep at least a sparse travel diary so if anyones interested you can find it right here on travellerspoint.

take it easy