Saturday, April 21, 2007

River Boat: Porto Velho to Manaus

Three days and three nights in a hammock sounds tranquilo, but things turned surprisingly dramatic. The clock struck midnight on the second night and a teenage boy decided to steal a box of golden strappy sandals from underneath the hammock of a middle-aged shoe salesman. The young punk tried selling the sandals, so when the salesman found a woman on the boat wearing those very shoes, trouble ensued. There was a police boat arrest and the boy is now stuck in a jail in a tiny town along the Madeira river – there are no lawyers nearby so he will be waiting and waiting for a court date. It seems unfair that we played dominoes.


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