Timelapse travel videos are a dime a dozen these days. It would be easy to become jaded and dismissive if they weren’t so predictably wonderful. Well, the ones that get shared widely, that is. I’m sure it’s possible to do a terrible timelapse video, like it’s possible to do terrible chocolate – possible but unfathomable.
Anyhoo, welcome to Manaus, Brazil, the capital of the state of Amazonas, or the wild, exotic, unknowable and more than a little dangerous Amazon to you and me. The city sits near the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers, meaning there’s lots of water, natch, it’s hot and it’s a major center for trade. Likewise, it’s the de facto travel hub for the region.
Though this video seems to concentrate on a small – I assume prettiest – portion of the city, there are actually 2.5 million people living here. The video appears to have been commissioned by the local tourism body. Well, good on them. Let’s watch.