Into the Rainforest We Go!

Day 2 Off Grid With Kids in the Brazilian Amazon

On the agenda – hiking and piranha fishing


The butterfly who came to breakfast.


After breakfast we took a boat to an area of the rainforest familiar to our guide for hiking. Opportunities like this are why we love our nomadic lifestyle. 

Here is a slide show of the hike plus some cool music by Philip Glass (Aguas da Amazonia) if you click the arrow.

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“Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests ……. temples filled with the varied productions of the God of Nature: — no one can stand in these solitudes unmoved, and not feel that there is more in man than the mere breath of his body.”
~ Charles Darwin

Back at the pousada, we immediately stripped off our sweaty layers and cooled off in the river.

Then we enjoyed lunch and some downtime.

We call him MacGyver.


Equipped with basic fishing poles and raw chicken, we set out to catch piranha.

When you feel a piranha tug on your line you pull up as fast as you can before they let go. They were really good at nibbling away bits of chicken without getting caught.

There are two species of piranha in the river, yellow and red.

Just for the record – I caught the most piranha. I attribute my success to fast reflexes and baiting skills 🙂 and maybe a little luck.


The sky here loves to show off!

Looking forward to visiting a local family on day 3.

If you missed day 1 –

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