This december I was visiting and touring with my girlfriend in Manaus and some parts of the Amazon.
The sights were beautiful, the heat tolerable, the trip amazing.
We got to visit some very interesting museums (the city has plenty of them) and had the chance to know a bit more of the story of our country.
The food is fantastic in this place, with plenty of fishes (I tasted about seven of them, and there are many, many more available) and delicious fruits and juices.
Manaus is a city with few monuments, but many of them are very, very beautiful. A special highlight goes to the Largo São Sebastião and the Amazon Theatre.
The city is also very easy to navigate, so you can see things easily.
We got to see a lot of animals and wildlife, including the rare and elusive Pied tamarin monkey, which only exists in the Manaus region.
Culturally and artistically, it’s impossible not to talk about the biggest indian population in the country.
The 38 ethnic groups of the Amazon have amazing cultures and practices, and we got a small chance of seeing a ritual and many, many handicrafted pieces, including masks, cooking utensils, baskets, you name it.
All in all, it was a fantastic trip, highly recommended to anyone with an open mind willing to see a magical place.
Heavily inspired by our folclore, I did these sketches in the airplane flying to Manaus
A detail of Largo São Sebastião’s monument
The port of Manaus is quite the experience
The Meeting of Waters, where Rio Negro and Solimões rivers meet
An Arrau turtle resting in INPA
A pirarucu fish
Interacting with the Amazon river dolphin
The biggest biodiversity in the world viewed from MUSA’s 42m tower
The beautiful and sad ruins of Paricatuba
The village was in this location for about eight months
Masks made by the natives and local artists
Masks and objects made by the Ticuna indians
Wood and seed necklaces with a variety of techniques were very beautiful