TITLE: "Mangrove web in an Amazonian beach"
While traveling around Brazil, my home country, I wanted to explore places that are less obvious. One of these destinations were Ilha do Marajo, which is an island literally in the middle of Amazon facing the Atlantic river. Its access is not easy and the infrastructure might seem a bit harsh, but you can find wild, raw natural beauty.
This picture was taken in one of the beaches of Ilha do Marajo. Interesting thing is that although it is a beach, it has many Mangroves, and gives a unique feel to the place. The beaches are of brownish color, typical of Amazonian area and it is advised to walk making some noise with the feet so that no jellyfish hits you by accident.
Ilha do Marajo was also the place with some very interesting local cuisines such as Buffalo meat and cheese and Turu, which is a worm looking saltwater clams that can be found in dense Mangroves. It looks exotic and tastes like oyster - some locals consume it as an aphrodisiac.
Last but not least - local hospitality is great. Being in a somewhat rough hot and humid conditions, locals are there to help and offer handy advice and recommendations.
Brazil has true gems in the country that needs to be explored more!
AUTHOR: Tymo Nakao (Japan)
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