Two days in Manaus – the Amazon, Brazil

Manaus, the largest city in the Amazon basin, was not a place I ever thought I’d visit, simply for its remoteness. It’s 1000 miles inland from the mouth of the river and it is the furthest you can go along the river in a cruise ship. Its existence can be explained in one word and that is rubber.

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Experiencing the Boi Bumba in Parintins, Brazil

Parintins in Brazil hosts Brazil’s next largest festival after Rio’s carnival, known as the Boi Bumba, which we experience as part of a Viking Cruise.

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Japanese afternoon tea at Zoo Sushi, Stratford upon Avon

Sometimes you get a tempting Groupon deal and a Japanese afternoon tea at Zoo Sushi in Stratford upon Avon for £10 ahead was extremely enticing. Here’s our review!

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Tapajós National Forest – 120 minutes in the Amazon Rainforest

As part of our journey on board the Viking Sea cruise, one of our favourite highlights was the 2 hours we spent in the actual Amazon rainforest – Tapajos National Forest.

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Visting the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market is largest German market outside Germany & Austria, visit to get your Christmas fill (and stock up on Lebkuchen!)

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