Of all the cities I've lived in, from Africa to Europe and South America, this city Belem, on the mouth of the Amazon, has the greatest allure."
The market you see in the video is more famous than the locals know. Some fish brought in from the Amazon river haven't even been classified. The stores with erbs and jars hanging are "witchcraft" stores (Macumba), they sell promises of love or revenge and everything in between. The water you see, that looks like the ocean, is the actual Amazon, you can't see the other side; when the plane takes off, notice that those are Islands on the river, you really never see the other bank. (Rumor has it that one island is as large as Portugal).
Belem is a huge city of 3 million people in the middle of the Amazon, huge mango trees grow on the sidewalks. I'm glad our family still keeps property there, I'll be returning many times. Enjoy the video.
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