Living on the island we see lots of ships pass by all day long. Some of them are heading to the port of Belém, which is the city where we live. The doc area is not very large, it will only handle a few ships at a time. That is why it is common to see ships parked in the river and smaller boats unloading them. Being a port city we sometimes get a visit from a curse ship. Not the super large ones but small vessels with the tourist who look like us. So we there is a cruse ship in town the locals think we are tourist and try and strike up a conversation in English. One time we arrived by boat into town and the curse ship’s professional photographer took our picture thinking we were one of his guest. What fun! Being a foreigner living in a port city has some interesting twist.