Transamazonica: Welcome to the Trans-Amazonian Highway

Pythom Dispatches

I should probably admit to something. Though we’ve been travelling through the Amazon for exactly one week now, we hadn’t yet reached the Trans-Amazonian Highway. That is, until today. Today, we hit Transamazonica. It took us all morning to reach it: a morning filled with more dust, more ants. The workers who built the Highway called this the Green Hell. That must have been back when they were ploughing through untarnished jungle. These days, there […]