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Letter From The Amazon: Parintins and the Boi-Bumba Festival

January 26, 2013

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From Evernote: Letter From The Amazon: Parintins and the Boi-Bumba Festival We arrived at Parintins on Wednesday 23rd January. Parintins is situated on the southern bank of the Amazon River in the largest river archipelago of the mid-Amazon, on th…

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Manaus – heart of the Amazon

January 25, 2013

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We arrived at Manaus on Monday 21st January. Manaus is the capital of the state of Amazonas. It is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers. It is the most populous city of Amazonas,and is a popular ecotourist destination. Manau…

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Boca da Valeria

January 23, 2013

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From Evernote: Boca da Valeria The tiny village of Boca da Valeria sits at the confluence of the Rio da Valeria and the Amazon. This remote and primitive Indian village of 75 inhabitants is surrounded by the great rain forest of the Amazon, and is…

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Santarem – a real taste of the Amazon

January 20, 2013

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From Evernote: Santarem – a real taste of the Amazon We arrived at Santarém at 7.30am on Saturday 19th January. Even at this early hour the temperature was edging 30C, and projected to rise to 36C later in the day. It was also very humid. Santarém…

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Creating a travel guide from Wikipedia

January 5, 2013

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A much-overlooked but useful feature of Wikipedia is the “Create A BooK” tool. This enables you to source useful reference information from Wikipedia’s pages into your own personalised book, that you can either download for a free as a PDF or in o…

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The Amazon, West Indies and the Azores

January 3, 2013

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This is the first in a series of posts I hope to publish (Internet access permitting) about my forthcoming adventure to the Amazon, West Indies and the Azores. Though I travelled fairly extensively during my time in the Royal Navy (more years ago …

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Amazon Android App Store Revealed

March 21, 2011

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URL: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/03/amazon-android-a…Amazon’s Android App Store, which was announced back in September, will be an alternative to Google’s own App Store, and is reported to be curated more like Apple’s App Store: Amazon w…

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