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BOCA DE VALERIA, BRAZIL

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There are 75 or so river people in this tiny town on the Valeria River. During the rainy season they welcome tourists to see where and how they live.

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We went out into the river with a boy and his boat from the village who showed us these giant water lilies and expertly guided us through the surrounding waters.

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Where the vegetation was thick in the river he cut the small engine and paddled.

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This was a wonderful adventure - no life jackets or safety lectures on this boat!

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The villagers appreciated our dollars and we were more than happy to give them. This boy is holding a sloth and her baby.

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The lives of the people revolve around fishing and farming and then also raising Manioc during the dry season.

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An even more amazing sight than these animals was seeing the pink dolphins that are found in this part of the amazon.- I mean they are bubblegum pink, for real! And no one was holding them for us to see! They don't surface long, so this is the best photo we have.

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Posted by Swenigale 11:26 Archived in Brazil

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