This page was first published on the 4th of June, 2016 and last updated on the 8th of June, 2016 by Patrick Carpen.
As the car crossed the Guyana/Brazil border, and took the highway to Boa Vista, I felt my heart warm, my mind started to ease. Read more of the boring stuff “Taking off for Manaus”.
I had heard so many stories of Manaus. Aside from the hundreds of factories, the wealth and productivity of the people, Manaus, like many other great cities in Brazil, had its dark side: the favelas, where comparative poverty, drugs and crime were the order of the day. Would I perhaps come face to face with some of these criminals? I neither feared nor hoped so. Read more of the boring stuff “From Boa Vista to Manaus”.
We stopped right at the driveway of my friend’s mom, where I would be staying for the course of the holiday. They hugged me and welcomed me to Manaus. Read more of the boring stuff “A Warm Welcome to Manaus”.
Micaella told me to go around the corner, but when I came back, she wasn’t there. I searched everywhere, but I couldn’t find her. Neither could I find her car in the parking lot. My heart started to race. Lost in the Mall: Read more of the exciting stuff.
A Trip to the Zoo
25th of May, 2016
Micaella took me to the zoo in Manaus. There, we grabbed a few burgers and drinks and got ready to explore the zoo. Sadly, inside the zoo, my camera’s batteries went down, so I couldn’t take ALL of the pictures that I really wanted to take. However, I am attaching the ones I did take here for you to see.
After we left the zoo, Micaella and I drove once again to Ponto Negra, Manaus, largest beach and recreation center. Micaella told me the people were about to have a huge party at the beach that night.
One afternoon, we went to pick up Sophia at her school. As I sat there, a little girl stared into my bag of popcorn, then made a sudden grab. Read more of the beautiful stuff: The Most Beautiful Story of the Afternoon.
Manauara Shopping Mall
Manaura Shopping Mall is the biggest shopping mall in Manaus. On the last day of my stay in Manaus, Micaella took me to Manaura shopping mall, seeing that I did not have a chance to visit earlier.
As I drew my camera and started taking pictures, I attracted the attentions of the security officers who came over and told me that I am not allowed to take pictures. I tried convincing them that they should allow me to take pictures, but it only worked temporarily. Several other security officers approached me and told me the same thing: I am not allowed to take pictures of the mall unless I have a permit.
Nevertheless, I still managed to take a few pictures by mildly defying their authority.