|Getting Ready For Our Amazon Adventure
Preparations for the trip start way ahead of time, whether youll be on a working trip, like the Passport to Knowledge team or just visiting as an "ecotourist". The first step is to get your passport (if you dont have one) and then, a visa from the nearest Brazilian consulate. The visa is your official permission to enter Brazil. Without this colorful stamp on your passport, you wont even be allowed on the plane!
Next, theres the vaccinations. Although tremendous advances have been made in food and water purification and general sanitation, you must remember that this is the TROPICS. Conditions are perfect for bacteria and viruses, so its best to be safe. Since the PTK team will be working off the beaten track in virgin and flooded forests, we got the works yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis, malaria, and tetanus. Some of these treatments now come in pill form, but luckily, on your virtual field trip, no shots are necessary.
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