Free travel home page with storage for your pictures and travel reports! login GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community GLOBOsapiens - Travel Community
 You are here: Member pages
 Forgot password?
sign up

Top 3 members
wojtekd 40
pictor 30
Member snaps
nedkelly Belem (2) - A travel report by Matt
about me      | my friends      | pictures      | albums      | reports      | travel log      | travel tips      | guestbook      | activities      | contact      |

Belem (2),  Brazil - flag Brazil -  Ceará
2652 readers

nedkelly's travel reports

Gateway to the Amazon,

  13 votes
This place is about THE most INTENSE place Ive ever been, well , the Vero Peso Fish market at about 4:30 in the morning to be more precise. The whole city is an adventure but for this section I will be concentrating on the VP fish market.

I partake in alot of action sports and I am partial to the odd rush before breakfast but NOTHING Ive ever done could prepare me for the sensory overload that hit me like a tonne of lit dynamite when I ventured into that fishmarket that morning. It was going OFF, I cant put it efectivly into words, being dyslexic leaves me, rather unfortunatly, articulativlly challenged. What I will say is GO THERE !! Feel it See it Smell it Experience it. If you feel a tad on edge go stand by the heavily armed guards, if you dont feel safer then , then maybe you shouldnt be travelling.

Favourite spots:
Theres only one spot to be in this place and thats right in the damnd middle of the whole affair. Absolutly superb!!!!!!!!!!!!

What's really great:
That feeling half an hour after I got back to my room and came to the conclusion I was lucky to have gotten out unscathed......physi-cally!!

loads of them ...... everywhere!!!!!

You can stay in a Pousada directly over the Vero Peso Market, what it lacks in mod cons ( air co, screened windows , security,etc,) the views more than make up for, straight over the Amazon. There arnt so many pousadas there so your best bet is just to rock up and ask. As with the rest of Brazil these pousadas end up being better value than most Hostels there.

Yes there probably are some clubs there...... but Ill be thingied if I was gonna go looking in that neigbourhood.

The Vero Peso Market has many drinking booths selling the rather randomly named Antarctica beer they stay open untill you fall down or are propositioned by some rather interesting looking , well, I think they were females. Just in case you were wondering niether did I fall down nor did I succombe to the wiles of the things in dresses. And if you want the truth contact me on my website here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Market was awesome loads of things they said were food Id never even seen befor. you are spoilt for choice, and failimg that there were the old faithfull scewered mystery meat and coconut stalls.

Other recommendations:
Hop on a boat and see 1000 miles of Amazon till Manaus!! ..... cos the river Amazon is about all you will see..........but thats another story!!

Published on Friday August 6th, 2004

send travelogue via e-mail    Publish on Facebook  

Tue, Sep 12 2006 - 05:42 PM rating by mrscanada

I love the exciting way you write all of your reviews. You keep saying, “stay here don’t go any where else”....not your exact words but the intent is there!

Thu, Nov 24 2005 - 09:16 AM rating by davidx

No need to go! I can see it and smell it here. Having had my camera nicked by taking shots in Arequipa market, I can hardly crit the dearth of photos!

Sat, Nov 12 2005 - 07:53 PM rating by jorgesanchez

Good report!

Login if you are a member, or sign up for a free membership to rate this report and to earn globo points!

   Belem (2) average user rating for this report
   Recife average user rating for this report
   Rio de Janeiro average user rating for this report
   Milano average user rating for this report
 South Africa
   Durban average user rating for this report
 United Kingdom
   Leeds average user rating for this report
   Sheffield average user rating for this report
 United States
   San Diego average user rating for this report

Publish your own story!
 More on Brazil

   Foz do Iguacu - krisek average user rating for this report
   Salvador - luckyluke average user rating for this report
   Pocos de Caldas average user rating for this report
   Salvador - thirdplanet average user rating for this report
   Rio de Janeiro - klix average user rating for this report

  Terms and Conditions    Privacy Policy    Press    Contact    Impressum
  © 2002 - 2024 Findix Technologies GmbH Germany    Travel Portal Version: 4.2.8