Belem to Manaus, BR (via Amazon River) - About 1025 miles Miles
A few more days of traveling along the Amazon River on my way to Manaus.
Meals on the ferry were decent considering the circumstances. For breakfast every day I ate the ‘basic’ option for $1, which was just a cup of coffee and a decent size piece of bread with butter/jam. For lunch (about $7USD), I usually had the buffet which was comprised of rice, beans, chicken, stewed beef and salad. It was the same thing everyday for lunch but it was decent. I brought snacks with me on board (crackers, Nutella, and cookies) so that was nice treat. The bar/snack bar also served grilled sandwiches which I usually had for dinner along with a cold beer.
At some of the village/town stops, I bought food from the locals selling on the dock. This is a better deal and most of the people on board purchased their meals this way. You usually got a few different options and it was about half the price.
We made it into Manaus around 2300 at night, so I asked to stay on board for an extra night instead of disembarking and attempting to find a hotel in the city. The next morning, after waiting around for a little bit, the crew unloaded my moto and off I went into the massive city of Manaus.
Overall, my trip up the Amazon River was pretty good. It was an interesting part of the trip that I had been looking forward to and I’m glad I did it. It’ll certainly be a memorable part of my travels here in South America.