Whenever I meet someone new, say at a Christmas cookie party, the conversation typically goes something like this: “I’m a realtor here in town. What do you do?” “I work in the rainforest and study monkeys. I’m going on expedition in January to Brazil.” “Really? Monkeys? In the rainforest? Wait—doesn’t that mean lots of…bugs?”
What does it take to power our houseboat? Learn how we purchased and will transport our fuel for all the journey along the Amazon River. In countries like the United States, going to the gas station means driving up in your car. It means that in Brazil too, but for much of the traffic in Amazonas, the travel is by boat on lots and lots of rivers of various sizes. And that means having gas stations that float on the water.