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... thirty minutes to get ready and then were off in our first tour by canoe. It's interesting going during the rainy season as you sail past trees that must normally be twice as tall when all the water has disappeared - and they're tall as they are! We saw monkeys, birds and some enormous lily pads on that first trip. The scenery is so dramatic that you know you're in the jungle, and the sounds of it are all around you. After lunch and a little rest in a hammock (things ...
... back a couple hours later, most of the first floor had been filled by hammocks hung side by side. I found a spot on the top deck for my hammock (I finally got to use my camping hammock that I've been lugging around!). It was much more exposed compared to the crowded bottom level, but there was still plenty of room. The Danish girls each bought a hammock since there wasn't much place to sit on the boat otherwise. We were the only 3 ...
The objective of our Day 3 in the Jungle was the colorful poisonous Dart Frogs. I was doubting that a frog the size of your thumb nail could make for a great day.
After breakfast we started up river in the boat and after 300 meters we stop to watch a sloth hanging high in a tree. A nice surprise as they are quite rare, strange animal, hanging upside down all day.
Our guide Llyacko ...
... in my rucksack so not really sure how to get around this!
I headed up to Allpa Huayo Mishana reserve this morning (about 45 mins outside of Iquitos) to see the medical plants garden, its a large reserve where you can wander through paths in the jungle and in one corner is a large 'vegetable patch' of plants with medical uses including several that were just marked 'magical'. It was very peaceful though I didnt really think about how I was going to get back and ...
... the marines boat had broken (Marco) so we were told to meet at 5 in the morning at another boat. Marco confronted us in the bar so I told him that we didn't want to continue with him and even though we told him we had no money he still ordered us three 14 year old pros at the bar... We politely declined when they arrived, told Marco the wrong time for our departure and went to ...
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