Contact Us

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We’d love to hear from you if you have any travel tips for the places we are visiting, have a travel blog and would like us to link you in the blogroll… or just if you want to say hola!

Bear in mind that for parts of our travel we will be relying on some¬†questionable¬†internet speed and so replies might not be super hasty, but we’ll always get back to you.

Email: twentysomethingburnouts@gmail.com

Twitter: @hellobee / @nphorton

 

11 thoughts on “Contact Us

  1. Annie Withrow

    Great blog guys! Not nearly enough information about dead pigeons, but otherwise I’m thoroughly enjoying reading about your adventures.

    Wonderful to meet you both!
    -Annie

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    1. Bee

      Great to meet you too! We’ll make sure to feature both you and a dead pigeon in one of the next blog posts…

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  2. Philip Kirwan

    Hey guys,

    Just want to say thanks for giving me some great ideas for my rtw trip next year! Who knows, might see you around!

    Philip

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    1. Bee

      Ah, thanks Philip! So glad you enjoyed having a look round the blog. Be sure to let us know where you end up next year – and definitely say hi if we’re in the same place.

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  3. Medora

    Thank you so much for the awesome blog about the boat from Manaus to Porto Velho. I wanted to ask a couple of questions about that journey because I am looking into taking it myself. How much did it cost? How long was it (I think I saw 4 days somewhere?) How much were hammocks in Manaus? I am in Salvador now and maybe it is better if I get one here. I am also travelling alone and wanted to ask what the ratio of foreigners/tourists/travellers were on the boat. Would it be easy for me to just make friends in the hostel going on the same trip? I have been travelling alone for a while and wanted more of your input about your experience and what you wrote about being bothered by the boys.

    Thanks so much!!!

    Medora

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    1. Bee

      Hi Medora,

      Thanks for the comment. The trip cost us around 180 reals each, which works out at about $20 a day. Which isn’t bad in Brazil for all your accommodation, food, and transport (plus the views and river life!). However, our travel companion Mark was able to haggle one seller down to 150 reals. It is indeed 4 days/3 nights if you don’t break down. It’s faster going from Porto Velho to Manaus, but you don’t get as close to the river banks and miss a chance to see wildlife. Hammocks in Manaus varied wildly in price. We were able to pick up cheap lightweight ones which did the job perfectly for around $7 from a market near the dock. A better quality/heavier one might set you back $20 though. So unless you can get one very cheaply where you are, not really worth pre-buying one. Make sure you buy rope though! On a boat of about 80 people, there were 5 foreigners so it’s a real local experience. I would recommend you team up with another person to do this trip as then you can keep an eye on any potential thieves, and fend of any unwanted attention from boys – it was the only bad aspect of a brilliant trip. Happy to answer any other questions though.

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  4. Medora

    Wow, thanks so so so much. I am still debating. What do you think the chances are for me finding a person to team up with? It is/will be during the world cup. Maybe there will be more people? Maybe there will not because they will be in the cities. I guess my only concern is just because I will have ALL of my possessions. Oh, right and are there cabins on the Manaus to Porto Velho? Maybe I will do that so I can lock my stuff up….Let me know. THANK YOU!!!!

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    1. Bee

      We found someone to travel with, and as some of the World Cup games are in Manaus there will be more than the usual number of people there. But ask in at the hostels – Hostel Manaus is a good bet for information. There are cabins on the boat, but these are very expensive. For security a really good padlock is good, although something like this is probably best. hope that helps

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  5. Jan

    Hi love your blogs!! I’m wanting to get from Porto Velho to Guajara-Mirim. How easy was it to get your exit stamp at Guajara-Miriam. I’m arriving there on a Friday about 6pm. I can’t find info on wether I can get it stamped on the Friday or even in the weekend
    Thanks Jan

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    1. Bee

      Hi Jan,

      Thanks very much for the kind comment! Glad you’re enjoying the blog. And have you just done the river boat? It’s such a great journey. We had no problem getting our exit stamp in Guajara-Marim. It’s at the Policia Federal a few blocks walk from the dock. Shouldn’t be more than a 10 minute walk. Av Presidente Dutra according to the maps. If it’s shut when you arrive, which it probably will be that time on Friday, then just wait until the next day when it’s reopened to get it stamped again. We weren’t there on a weekend I’m afraid, but it should be open – it’s quite a small, laid-back office. If not, then don’t worry too much – we missed an exit stamp from Venezuela and were able to explain/sort it out when we entered Brazil.

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