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Opinion Pieces

These are opinion pieces by our members that have previously appeared on our home page.

They are listed in reverse order, with the top item being the latest.

Please remember: these opinions are written by individual members and do not necessarily reflect the views of the BGTW.

 

 
     

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"My first sight of Manaus was in darkness. Naked bulbs illuminated vignettes of local life: men fixing fishing nets whose recent catch was dangling from hooks beside simmering pans illuminated by oil lamps in roadside stalls. It was a scene barely touched by the 20th century, never mind the 21st. Like a beckoning beacon, the lights of the ship dominated this scene straight out of the pages of a Joseph Conrad novel: remote, secretive, unknowable, a barrio pressed against a dark interior."

© Gary Buchanan, Amazing Amazon, World of Cruising, Summer 2008

 

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