Amazon Rainforest: My Jungle Diaries

The Amazon Basin contains 6 million square kilometres of river and jungle, just over half of which lies in Brazilian territory.  My trip into its depths was probably the culmination of my Brazilian travels, provoking my imagination to images of wild cats, snakes, monkeys and macaws, amongst dense jungle, giant trees and along eerie rivers.  Guidebooks, tour agencies and online reviews of course dispel such unlikely notions (at least for the usual 3-5 day excursions).  So what exactly did I discover during my jungle experience?

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