The Amazon Trekker Posted by Rachel on Aug 12, 2010 in Brazilian News
One of the big stories in the news this week is about Ed Stafford, a thirty-four year-old Brit who spent two and a half years walking the entire length of the Amazon River and just arrived at the end, in Belém. He ended his miraculous journey after briefly passing out, shortly before reaching the Atlantic coast.
Stafford says that the purpose of his trip was to bring attention to the plight of the Amazon, where he saw huge swaths of forest destroyed by ranchers. He encountered more than a few difficulties in the rainforest, and suffered over 50,000 mosquito bites, as well as scorpion, wasp, and snake bites. He and his companion, a Peruvian, survived on rice, beans, and fish, including piranhas.
To read more in Portuguese about the end of Ed’s trip, click here.
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