This is my first full day in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon river and at the edge of the jungle. So far I have assembled my bike (with some issues), figured out the land line (SAT phone is having issues) and took a quick ride around this huge city.
During the flight my bike wasn´t quite handled carefully and both my wheels have some large gouges in the rim. This could prove to be quite a problem down the road.
Also, the SAT phone gets about 15-20 min of signal during any given hour and even then the call cannot be connected due to unknown reasons as of yet.
But the city is hot, huge, and bustling. I´ve visted Ver do Paso (I think that`s correct, means See the Weight) and it is a large market with all sorts of fish, oinments, and plants from the jungle.
While sitting in the park tinkering with the phone I realized I was in the middle of a Leaf Cutter ant highway. They had enormous jaws and were carrying what looked like seed pods from a nearby tree.
I´ve also tried some local Street Meat in the form of a chicken sandwich with some other stuff I didn´t quite recognize. It tasted good though, now it´s time to see if my body rejects its!
I used an internet cafe to do my first post.The speed is decent considering the condition of the computer. If I can figure out a feasible way to use my Dell Inspirion Mini I will edit some video for upload.
Until then, Ate Logo from Belem!