20.09.2010 - 27.01.2006
So after getting settled in to our super uncomfortable hammocks we started to relax and enjoy the views while floating down the amazon. The were a group of Hippys/Gypsy on the boat (the sort that make jewellery and sell whilst travelling to fund there travelling) who quickly noticed james guitar, his beard and his hair and invited him in to their group to play guitar whilst they sang and played bongos and stuff. It was about 1 in the afternoon and they were already knocking back vodka, beers and wine and then the conversation got a little heated, the vodka went over board along with someones t-shirt and the supposed hippies started having fistcuffs and attempting to launch each other over board! We have no idea what it was about but we tryed to steer clear from them for the rest of the boat although they were going to the same place as us and invited us to a friends house and said we could camp in the garden. We decided to take a rain check and said we might see them in town!
When we got off the boat we headed straight to Alter Do Chao ´The Carribean of the Amazon´and it was beatiful! White sand beaches and crystal clear water right in the middle of the Amazon. It was such a lovely place, we checked in to a nice posada and spent the day on the beach drinking Agua do Coco and swimming in the river water. That night we cooked an awesome chicken stew which actually gave us both bad tummy for about the next week! That night we bumped in to our new friends in town and met their hippy friends who inevitably tryed to sell us there jewellery. We spent 5 days at Alter Do Chao doing not much at all apart from reading, swimming, enjoying the sun, using the toilet and hiding from the jewelery touting hippies!