Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous area. The city has several nicknames, such as Granite City, Grey City and Silver City with the Golden Sands. In the 1970s the discovery of North Sea Oil generated another nickname which is the Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe. Aberdeen has a sandy coastline and a marine climate. Also, there are two universities in the city; the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University. The oil industry as well as Aberdeen's seaport, which is the largest in the north-east of Scotland, have transformed the city's traditional industries. Also, one of the busiest commercial heliports in the world is located in Aberdeen. The Aberdeen International Youth Festival is one of the most attracting events since 1979, as the most talented young performing arts companies participate.
Giant Water Lilies (Victoria amazonica) are legendary, as they can support the weight of a child and you may see them at Lago Canaraci!The famous Giant Water Lilies have enormous round leaves (lily pads) with upturned rims making them look like huge pastry tarts.
Furo Comrido means Long Hole and it is a cut-off arm of the river. Curves that are sometimes cut off, leave side channels like this. From here we can explore the local people and the forest. The course of Amazon changes as it twists across the lowlands.
Vegetation at the entrance to the side arm is a good example of plants struggling for a good place in the sun. Water is not limited in the rainforest, but light is. Getting enough light in order to photosynthesize is what makes the difference for each plant.
The people that leave here around the river call themselves Cabocles. They are a blend of European, Indian, and Black African ancestry.
Curua Una River is a tributary of the Amazon river in Brazil. A riverboat journey on the Curua-Una tributary brings you to the Vitoria-Regia lake, habitat of unique giant water-lilics, and offers a chance to fish for piranha. Visit picturesque Pacoval village, founded by runaway slaves, where you can gain a fascinating insight into the lives of the villagers, whose activities include the raising of buffalo.Explore this tributary of the Amazon to discover how the local people (called Caboclos) live. See flooded forests, pastures with water buffalos and a wide variety of homes from simple thatched huts to brick houses with gardens.
A little piece of paradise located on the south coast of Bahia, in north-east Brazil, with kilometres of gorgeous beaches, the Camamu bay, with many islands, the small village of Barra Grande, with a nice atmosphere, bars, restaurants, and friendly, people.
The Bissagos Islands, also Bijagos as in its Portuguese name (Arquipelago dos Bijagos) are a group of about 88 islands and islets located in the Atlantic Ocean and are part of the African nation of Guinea-Bissau. The islands contain a high degree of biodiversity, with mangrove forests, saltwater swamps and palm trees interspersed with zones of dry forest, coastal savanna and sand banks. Island rivers release nutrient-rich freshwater into the ocean, creating a breeding ground and habitat for many species, including crocodile, fish, crustaceans and mollusks, and the symbolically important sea turtles and hippopotamus. Each year, around 1 million local and migratory birds from as far away as Siberia and Northern Europe settle in the archipelago to breed.
Banjul is the capital of Gambia. It is a seaport town that is located on St Mary’s Island, where the Gambia River enters the Atlantic Ocean. The island is connected to the mainland by passenger and vehicle ferries to the north and bridges to the south.
Watch carefully for the wildlife on the shores and you will be amazed at what you see, especially as the inland forests of the Amazon are home to many wild creatures and plants that are yet to be named and classified.
A few hours up the Amazon River from Belem, Brazil, one enters the Breves Narrows, the region of the Thousand Islands. The passage through this maze of islets is an amazing adventure into the heart of the jungle, as it provides the unique opportunity of obtaining a close-up view of the rich equatorial vegetation and glimpses of the people who inhabit the area. The ship winds through 144km of lanes of yellow flood, bordered on both sides with equatorial forest. In the Furo Grande, the ship rounds a hairpin bend where the bow and stern almost touch the trees.
Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal. It is located on the Cape Verde Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city on the African mainland. Attractions in Dakar include Dakar Grand Mosque (built in 1964), Dakar Cathedral, Gorée Island, the Museum of West African culture and the Parc de Hann, aka the Senegal Zoo.
Do not forget to taste the local cuisine in the numerous restaurants that there are here!
Fortaleza is the state capital of Ceará and it is one of the largest cities in Brazil.Fortaleza is a major tourist destination for the domestic Brazilian market.This city has a very vibrant nightlife full of music and dancing.Also,scuba diving is possible it the pure blue waters.Visiting the Beach Park which is the largest aquatic park of South America is highly recommended. The city is perhaps the most popular domestic package tour destination.Water sports such as surfing is a great challenge.Fontaleza is a paradise where you can relax and enjoy yourselves.
Manaus is a city of Brazil and the capital of the state of Amazonas. It is the eighth largest city of Brazil and the most important economic center of the Amazon forest. Ιs a large industrial town and tourist center, which is the seventh largest country's GDP.
Sao Luis is located on Ilha de Sao Luis in Sao Marcos Bay, in the Atlantic Ocean. The city was founded by French but little material evidence remains from the French and Dutch periods. On the contrary, the buildings of the historic center are built in the manner of Portuguese architecture, covered with colorful ceramic tiles.
The city has been declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Guajara is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.Located on the Rio Mamore this river port was once the terminus fot the historic and now closed Madeira – Mamore railway.
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|2||Furo Comprido, Brazil||14:30||19:00|
|3||Curua Una River, Amazon||14:00||23:30|
|5||Breves Narrows Cruise, Brazil||07:00||18:00|
|8||Barra Grande, Brazil||08:30||17:00|
|16||Aberdeen, Scotland, UK||06:00||17:00|
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