Belem, Brazil: I rode water buffalos in the Amazon + went to a city with my name
I went to Belem do Para, Brazil several years ago while I was running social media for TAM Airlines, now LATAM Airlines, to promote the launch of their MIA - Belem route.
Belem is a port in Northeastern Brazil where multi-million deals are signed, therefore, its demand for delicious business meals paired with its diverse natural resources have shaped it up to be an unexpected breeding ground to great eats.
My job was to host several influencers to showcase Belem as a city to visit. It was a colorful experience and one not for the faint of heart - it is still a city that is a bit rough around the edges, but it was a great experience. Highlights of adventurous activities include:
- Eating fruits you never imagined existed in Latin America's largest open-air food market.
- Tasting dishes with ingredients that make your mouth go numb.
- Eating some of the most delicious chocolate treats.
- Riding a very motorcycle diaries ferry to Marajo Island, where the Amazon river and the Atlantic Ocean meet.
- Riding a water buffalo through mangroves in Marajo Island. Also eating water buffalo meat.