The Brazilian Amazon- still loving the hammock

The Brazilian Amazon- still loving the hammock

I am back in Alter do Chão from our trip to the Tapajós. It is amazing how we take so much for granted such as sleeping on a flat comfortable bed, having a real bathroom with a working toilet, and eating with forks and knives instead of a spoon only. I did not miss these casualties, and in fact i […]

September 3, 2011 at 10:04 am 2 comments

The Brazilian Amazon- Tapajós

The Brazilian Amazon- Tapajós

A last dive.

August 30, 2011 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

The Brazilian Amazon- A Different Perspective from the Tapajós

The Brazilian Amazon- A Different Perspective from the Tapajós

Like many villages in the Tapajós, Pedra Branca sits a few feet away from the water. The river is not only used to fish but also to bathe and brush your teeth, to wash clothes and to play.   Many families here have a house in the village, and a piece of land outside where they grow manioc for personal […]

August 29, 2011 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

News from home, Montauk… New York

News from home, Montauk… New York

August 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

The Brazilian Amazon- Tapajós in the morning

The Brazilian Amazon- Tapajós in the morning
August 25, 2011 at 10:09 am 0 comments

The Brazilian Amazon- Tapajós with the Health and Happiness organization

The Brazilian Amazon- Tapajós with the Health and Happiness organization

We left Santarém in the morning with Gabriel, Bob, Roni, and In-Hei, a friend visiting from the States. On a trip up the Tapajós river, we are visiting 3 different villages with a project from Saúde e Alegria (Health and Happiness), and giving out computers, cell phones, and more. This project helps the self esteem of the communities and gives […]

August 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

The Brazilian Amazon – Health and Happiness

The Brazilian Amazon – Health and Happiness

Projeto Saude and Alegria (Health and Happiness Project) is a non-governmental organization that works with communities in the riverbank villages of the Tapajós and the Arapiuns rivers. Doctors and educators make regular visits and work together with people bringing healthcare, projects that can generate income to families that live off the forest, education, and much more. Today we made a […]

August 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

This is not the Amazon but it is nicely Brazilian…

Check out this video This is not the Amazon but it is nicely Brazilian… Check out this video of “How Luan Oliveira Won Copenhagen Pro 2011” from Skatepark of Tampa.

August 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

The Brazilian Amazon- Water

The Brazilian Amazon- Water

Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things? Throw a stone into the stream, and the circles that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

August 21, 2011 at 7:59 am 0 comments

The Brazilian Amazon- The Headquarters

The Brazilian Amazon- The Headquarters

Back in ’05 we stayed in small hotels and boats during our entire trip in the Amazon, however, this time around we decided to rent a house. After two months of writing back and forth with nine people trying to help us find a spot, a friend of a friend directed us to Professor Barata’s home. Barata teaches at the […]

August 20, 2011 at 8:21 am 0 comments