Santarém’s local skaters

Santarém’s local skaters

Even with badly paved streets, bumpy sidewalks and a poorly maintained skatepark, local skaters in Santarém hit the streets and kill it. Check out some of their videos: Rei do Bosque –  Santarém’s local championship Alwynho and friends skating in and around Santarém Alwymá “Alwynho” e Amigos – SkatePromo 2009.  Alwynho Chamando B/S Nollie 360° Heelflip Big Spin  Alwynho Skate […]

June 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

Skating in the Amazon

Skating in the Amazon

If you still don’t believe that one can skate in the Amazon, check out this series from Skateboarder Mag: The Amazon Also, a tidal wave that travels upstream on the Amazon River attracts surfers from all over the globe. It is called Pororoca: Pororoca: Surfing the Amazon  still from Pororoca – Surfing the Amazon. Direction: Bill Heath Pororoca: The Longest […]

June 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm 0 comments

Amazonian Food

Amazonian Food

The Amazon is where you can find some of the most authentic Brazilian cuisine. As you eat, you will constantly be surprised by unexpected and unfamiliar tastes and textures; like nothing you’ve ever had before! Almost all of the food here is made solely from locally grown fruits and herbs, and freshly caught fish and meat. Here is a list […]

June 8, 2012 at 1:45 am 0 comments

Amazonian River Vacation

Amazonian River Vacation

Amazon River Vacation: Traveling by boat is by far the best way to explore the Amazon. In order to get the most out of your visit, do as Booker did and take a weeklong overnight boat trip. Rio Negro Visit the beautiful, vast Rio Negro near the city of Manaus. This was one of Booker’s favorite spots back in 2005 […]

May 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

Health and Joy Organization

Health and Joy Organization

Health and Joy Organization offers a better quality of life to people in the Tapajós and the Arapiuns riverbank communities. This non-profit organization was started by doctors and healthcare educators with a background in circus and performance. Today, their work goes beyond physical healthcare, as they work together with communities to help improve education, local infra-structure, and develop projects that […]

May 24, 2012 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

Getting to the Amazon

Getting to the Amazon

How did we get there? We bought our tickets through a Brazilian travel service in NY called BACC. From home, we took a plain old yellow cab to JFK. TAM took us from NYC to Santarém, but with a stop in São Paulo and Manaus. It is a loooong 23-hour trip! We had a driver set to pick us up […]

May 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm 0 comments