By Leila Monteiro Lins
Manaus, the state capital, was once a wealthy city. Its streets saw street lighting and streetcars earlier than London but it largely fell into disrepair after the Rubber Cycle meltdown (near the twentieth century). The accumulated fortunes were so great that the richest Brazilian rubber barons in Manaus used to light their cigars with bank-notes. In 1967, the federal government implemented a plan to revive the city. Manaus flourished as a city again, after the decline of its golden period, with the implementation of an economic model, the Manaus Free Trade Zone;...
TOP REASONS TO TRAVEL TO THE AMAZON
Written by Leila Monteiro Lins - Photos by Diego Barros
There are many reasons to choose the state of Amazon as your next travel destination. For those of you who love nature, Amazon state provides many tourism options. With 1.5 million square kilometres of natural beauty, the Amazon has a dense forest and a large number of rivers that, along with rich fauna, make up a paradisiacal setting.
“Amazon: the largest tropical forest in the world and one of the wildest places on the planet”
The state of Amazon is almost entirely covered by the Amazon...