Meetings with Amazon pirates

„It’s been already a second meeting with the pirates – reports from the Amazon David Andres, who together with his brother Hubert Kisinski bikes on the river toward the Atlantic.

Meetings with Amazon pirates

By Piotr Chmielinski

January 12, 2016

„It’s been already a second meeting with the pirates – reports from the Amazon David Andres, who together with his brother Hubert Kisinski bikes on the river toward the Atlantic.

The section between Tefe and Manaus in Brazil is another danger for tourists and explorers area in the Amazon River basin. The area is “controlled” by armed groups, bandits gangs hunting for the potential candidates to be robbed. It’s also one of the main routes of the smuggled goods and drug traffic.

The bandits attacks on travelers are quite often there. Some explorers ask the Brazilian navy for escorting on the river to avoid the possibility of the risky confrontation with gangsters.

Dawid and Hubert before start of crossing this area removed from their luggage the most precious thing such as money, document, electronic equipment. These belongings have been transported to Manaus by two Poles traveling in Brazil. Bikers met them by chance in Tefe.

The brothers took on board of Amazon bicycles only a GPS and a small camera to document their extraordinary journey.

The first meeting with the pirates they managed to stave off by offering cigarettes to the “guests”. The second was much more dangerous, but the details we find out after the brothers arrive already to Manaus. Let us hope that the remaining 120 km to be biked to the city goes smoothly and the brother Dawid and Hubert arrive safe to the destination.

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