Monday, January 21, 2008
A full range of experiences
Yesterday we woke up in hammocks in the rainforest, and by evening we found ourselves enjoying an incredible symphonic concert in the Manaus Opera House, or Teatro Amazonica. It is an impressive and beautiful structure, which highlights some of the incongruities of the city and the region. We also stumbled across a vibrant parade and Mass celebrating St. Sebastian, so we had the opportunity to see the streets and plazas surrounding the Theater activated with music and choreography - very powerful. Right now we are preparing to board a boat to spend the next few days on the Amazon, so it will probably be Wednesday evening before we can post again, but please check back!