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An Eco-Resort in the Amazon

An Eco-Resort in the Amazon

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Published by M.G. Edwards
This is the fourth article in a series about the Amazon region of Brazil featured in my illustrated picture book, Alexander the Salamander. This one is about the Amazon Ecopark. Previous posts highlighted the Amazon River, the city of Manaus, Brazil and piranhas, a well-known fish native to the Amazon. Upcoming articles will focus on its rainforest, indigenous groups, and wildlife. Enjoy these travelogues with photos and stories from one of the world’s mightiest rivers.
This is the fourth article in a series about the Amazon region of Brazil featured in my illustrated picture book, Alexander the Salamander. This one is about the Amazon Ecopark. Previous posts highlighted the Amazon River, the city of Manaus, Brazil and piranhas, a well-known fish native to the Amazon. Upcoming articles will focus on its rainforest, indigenous groups, and wildlife. Enjoy these travelogues with photos and stories from one of the world’s mightiest rivers.

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Published by: M.G. Edwards on Dec 13, 2012
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This is the fourth article in a series about the Amazon region of Brazil featured in myillustrated picture book,  Alexander the Salamander .This one is about the Amazon  Ecopark. Previous posts highlighted the  Amazon River  ,the city of   Manaus, Brazil and   piranhas ,a well-known fish native to the Amazon. Upcoming articles will focus on itsrainforest, indigenous groups, and wildlife. Enjoy these travelogues with photos and stories from one of t 
he world’s mightiest rivers.
 An hour-long boat ride upriver from Manaus brought us to the Amazon Ecopark JungleLodge,an eco-resort on the Tarumã River, a tributary of the Amazon that flows into oneof the main branches of the Rio Negro.Nestled in a quiet cove, the lodge was our home for five days in July 2008. When wearrived, I thought we had been stranded
on Gilligan’s Island until we saw the car 
vedwooden sign near the dock confirming that we were in the right place.The site was only accessible by water, and I felt like we were being marooned in the jungle until a boat took us back to civilization.
 
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The Ecopark offered plenty to see and do in the small area where we were permitted towander without a guide (not that I had any desire to get lost in the jungle, mind you). Wecould walk on the beach, enjoy the view, or swim in the cove
 – 
an opportunity that myfamily reluctantly
 
avoided. Other visitors were brave enough to take a dip, but we we
ren’t
about to swim with the caimans, piranhas or needlefish.Instead, we walked around the
 
lodge and snapped photos.
The beautiful scenery whispered “Amazon,” coaxing me to tell its story and inspiring me
to write 
.The still pool of water from a small stream made anidyllic backdrop for the creatures featured in the book.

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