The Brazilian Amazon- Three…

The map shows several villages along the Arapiuns River which are hard to see from the boat.

Usually the way I notice them is by a church building standing out on a hill, or a beach with boats,

kids playing in the water.

The nice thing about being on the boat by ourselves is that we can stop whenever or wherever we want.

We see a dock with stairs that lead to a village, much like the one in Aruã, and decide to check the place out.

Sounds of a chainsaw and people talking attract us to a shaded area where we see men building a canoe.

This is a typical canoe from the area, built for personal use or to sell in Santarém.

Out of curiosity, we ask how much they cost and how they are made:

three days, three people, 300 reais.

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