Thursday, May 30, 2024

AMAZON JUNGLE - MANAUS, BRAZIL - A LOVELY GENTLE RAINY DAY IN THE RAINFOREST!

 Today the sun is just rising in the jungle. I've been here a month or so and still haven't heard a gunshot, or an ambulance (they seem to go together in the USA) and I haven't seen a police or a mailman oddly enough. I'm living for the time being in the barrio called appropriately The City of God like the huge favela in Rio - Its run by you know what type of people is why there's no need for cops here. 

The motorcycles haven't started their morning roaring by the hundreds, then the drunks wake up and begin their busy day. And soon the dogs will all be barking and having their morning get togethers as does everyone here. 

I'm tall and white so there's not much for me to visit with around here except for my wife. We live our life mainly within four walls, have our morning coffee and our daily eggs and french bread. Basic Basic, life here doesn't afford the fancy restaurants and muffins and bagels and such. Probably, I'm sure is why I've lost 20 lbs of unneeded fat since I've been here.

My knee is feeling better, I'm looking better than ever, lol and my Portuguese is now sounding like I really have no need for English anymore, except yes I came here on a Bajito Onda mission trip to set up a formal / informal style of learning center for the Indian children and the adults wanting mainly just to 'hear' American English. 

The two languages are so entirely different I love it. After ten years of marriage I've finally learned how to behave for the most part and I've learned Portuguese for the most part as well.

Funny about living on the equator exactly - the sun comes up at 6am and it sets every day at 6pm - light to dark - people wake up at 5 and get ready and they are in bed by 7. 

The kids everywhere screaming and playing in the streets and on the sidewalks, crying like they are dying but they really aren't. No bicycles here, no soccer balls, no toys, no cell phones in every kid's hands.

1 comment:

  1. Greetings once more from the Amazon. Work here with the English school is about set up and ready to turn over to them.

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AMAZON JUNGLE - MANAUS, BRAZIL - A LOVELY GENTLE RAINY DAY IN THE RAINFOREST!

 Today the sun is just rising in the jungle. I've been here a month or so and still haven't heard a gunshot, or an ambulance (they s...