If Mary is a magnet, libraries and librarians are steel.
In Manaus, we're docked very near the grand public library.
On the banks of the River Amazon, our village walking tour stopped at the school library.
And that same day, another member of our traveling party from Manaus approached Mary with this conversation starter: "You are a librarian? I am the librarian for 3 decades at The Federal University of the Amazon! My name is Maria and this is one of our library students."
Yours in traveling with the librarian magnet,