Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --- Mark Twain

Monday, September 30, 2013

Welcome to Guyana!

23.09.2013 - 25.09.2013
105,397 km since the beginning of the journey,
Route: Manaus - Boa Vista - Bomfim - Lethem (934 km).

Upwards from Manaus there are also rain forests and the landscape is a bit more hilly. And the road is more decent. In the long I even remembered that there was the fifth gear also available in the bus.

Next to the road is the Iracema Falls and to visit it one has to drive along side roads and then follow a shadowy walking path up to the waterfalls.


Sunday, September 29, 2013


15.09.2013 – 22.09.2013

Manaus, the city is characterized well by its not official names through the ages: Heart of the Amazon, the City of the Forest, Paris of the Jungle.

The historic Custom House of Manaus - Alfândega. It is not open to visitors.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Teatro Amazonas

Manaus is a large city with a population of 2.2 million in the middle of the Amazon area. The town was founded in the year of 1669, but the best time of the town was at the end of the 19 th century and in the beginning of the early 20 th century, during the time of the Rubber Boom. Briefly : Hevea brasiliensis rubber- tree grew during this time only in the Amazon region and local Indians picked and used the raw rubber for a long time to turn their clothes and shoes more waterproof.


The purchasers and dealers of the raw rubber became super-rich at that time and as they wanted to get here a real Italian opera,so the Manaus Opera House was built mostly from expensive materials brought here mainly from Europe.

Such as roof tiles were brought from France, marble from Italy, chairs from England. The roof cupola consists of 36,000 ceramic details and the colors correspond to the Brazilian flag :/ / / wiki / Teatro_Amazonas

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Humaita-Manaus, BR-319, Day 6, Manaus

Day 939,
104,223 km since the beginning of the journey,
Daily Route 253 km,

In the morning a winged one is in the shower room, and even stays in place until I come back with the camera.

Humaita-Manaus, BR-319, Day 5

Day 938
103 970 km since the beginning of tfe journey
Journey of the Day - 0 km, ie, just the day off.
Tupana Igapó-Açu

After breakfast the day is going quite smoothly over to a car - free day, because the place is perfectly ok, you can swim in the river, and behind the house one can have a shower.

And you can get cold drinks from the counter of the bar. In the shadow there are hammocks. And an opportunity to get acquainted with how the everyday life of the village is going.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bridges, BR-319, Day 4

Day 937,
103 970 km since the beginning of the journey,
Day's journey 70 km,


Another morning in the parking lot of the „Hotel Embratel". The fourth day on this legendary highway begins.

The night was generally quiet, except for the voices heard from the rain forest. Frogs croak, and in the meantime from the side of the dark forest could be heard the breakage of some large branches. No one, of course, is in sight.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Humaita-Manaus, BR-319, Day 3

Day 936,
103 900 km since the beginning of the journey,
Day itineary 107 km,


The caption of the picture could be simple and short : Completely drivable road through the rain forest on a less-rainy-season or something similar. The fact is that the road was drivable, but no talking about the speed.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Humaita-Manaus, BR-319, Day 2

Day 935,
103 793 km since the beginning of the journey
Day's journey 100 km, 48 bridges.

Morning at the gate of the tower of Embratel. It is 7 o'clock and in the shade the temperature is perfectly bearable, not a single cloud in the sky.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Humaita-Manaus, BR-319, Day 1

Day 934,
103 693 km from the beginning of the journey
Daily Route 136 km,

At 7 o'clock in the morning the sky is cloudy. And the last few days have been such half-dry ones, so there is no sense to postpone the journey.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rodovia Fantasma

The Route: Porto Velho – Humaita (244 km)

"Where to ?"
"It can be reached by ferry from the port of Porto Velho"
"No, we will go along the BR-319 highway,"
"Do you want to go along this road to Manaus ?  By That Road! ? ?"

And so on, and so on, this was the main reaction, when talking about the onward journey : Porto Velho - Humaita - Manaus.

Just that road - the part of 640 km - from  Humaita - Manaus. Because to Manaus it usually reached either by ferry or by plane, but along the road? In fact, one can also get there by land - as at the beginning of the 1970s a roadway, BR–319, was built by the army through dense rainforest, but the road was officially declared impassable already in 1988.
For clarity, the map, the BR -319 is the thicker red line between Manaus and Humaita.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Back in Brazil

04.09.2013 – 07.09.2013,
Route:  Assis Brasil - Brasileia – Rio Branco – Porto Velho (963 km),
103 313 km since the beginning of the journey.

A piece of no-one-land between the two large countries, the area of Brazil is the largest in South America, and the third largest in Peru. Next - Alfandega border crossing point is waiting ahead. Brazil.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Puerto Maldonado and Tambopata

01.09.2013 – 03.09.2013
The Route: Cusco – Ccatca - Ocongate – Loromayo - Puerto Maldonado – Inapari (713 km)


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Back in Cusco

27.08.2013 The Route: Abancay – Cusco (203 km)
28.08.2013 – 31.08.2013 Cuscos
101 657 km since the beginning of the journey
Quinta Lala Camping, Cusco, Peruu

Since the past few days the rear rim was continuesly hot so it was necessary to change the travel plans a little and drive directly from Abankayst to Cusco to solve he problem. The initial plan was to visit Arequipat, and Colca and the Canyon of Cotahuasi, but nothing to do. In a city of half a million inhabitants, it is easier to find replacement parts and deal with repairs.

This road will go towards Cusco.