Saturday, December 10, 2011


We spent two days in Manaus. Then Regatta turned downriver.

Our last stop on the Amazon was in Parintins. The town has a huge festival in June when the 'blue' and the 'red' compete in a spectacular dance show which illustrates the legend of the farmer's daughter and the ox.

The villagers
Snake dancers
Farmer's daughter
The ox - Bom boi
Seductive river ghost
Most beautiful woman in village
When cruise ships come to town, they put on a abridged version of the big show in an airconditioned hall near the pier. It was one hour of non-stop energetic dance, spectacular costumes and great entertainment.

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