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Amazon (1982)
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Listen to the Sounds of Rondonia, Brazil

For three months I wandered the state of Rondonia in the heart of Brazil's Amazon jungle. I took boats, jeeps, planes, and traveled all around. I saw the old forest being cut down and burned. I met gold miners, rubber tappers, and some of the Indian tribes that were under pressure from the incoming colonists who were streaming into the area to build themselves better lives. Often their lives in Rondonia did not turn out as well as they had hoped. Among other delicacies, we ate piranha, monkey, armadillo, macaw, and alligator.


Amazon River Journal