Today we are leaving Manaus to catch the boat to Belem, we were scheduled to leave at 12 but in true Brazilian style we left at 3.30pm. We have booked a cabin which is classed as 1st so are being treated like royalty. Unfortunately 1st class on a boat in Brazil gets you an ensuite with a toilet, shower and sink which don't work and a awful smell from leaking water. The captain has taken us under his wing and is pointing out photo opportunities along the way. This isn't proving very successful as he speaks no English and my Portuguese is limited to hello, goodbye, please, thank you, dolphin, monkey, because and scissors (haven't managed to find a sentence where I can use them all yet!) We sailed through the joining of the Rio Negro and Rio Solimonoes which is where the Brazilians class the start of the Amazon.