By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
Silver Cloud put down her anchor in a tributary of the Amazon River for a relatively rare glimpse of life in an isolated village of Brazil, Boca da Valeria.
The village of less than 100 people is at the mouth (boca) of the Valeria River about 250 miles from Manaus
Ships do not call here all that often. Our crew brought boxes of clothing, food, and school supplies.
I am often asked by guests about the quality of life in remote places like this. My answer: we may find it difficult if not impossible to consider doing without all of the modern conveniences of our life, and we also do not have the right to decide for someone else whether or not they should remain in their ancient ways or join the modern world.
But this much I do know. People who do not know what they are missing are often quite happy. People who do know what they are missing can spend miserable lives in search of things they cannot get.
A BOCA DA VALERIA ALBUM. PHOTOS BY COREY SANDLER
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