Travel Blogs from Leticia
... sure what critters were in the water since every time we asked our guide, Elvis, whether an animal such as anacondas lived in the area, he'd shake his head, laugh, and repeat his quote "don't worry, be happy!". Despite the fear that we could be killed by some scary animal, the swim was a reprieve away from the most horrific Amazon animal...the mosquito. No amount of bug spray could ward them off and even sitting still for a meal proved ...
... health and wellbeing, one was to clear up acne, some were hallucinogenic, some used for making an ink with which to paint or stain.
There were also two trees that had a very unusual use in the Amazonian tribes. One, called by our guide a 'male tree', drops branches where the broken end forms a phallus shape. These branches were apparently used to 'punish' the tribal women who had been unfaithful to their husbands...Yup, not pleasant. Another one had roots ...
... as advised, no one is even awake and they must wait. Meanwhile, an errant cat hair may derail the entire trip as Tim gets an inflamed eye.
Special Guests: Bobby & Kristen, fun Delaware couple on the tour
Episode 107 - Touching the Amazon Original Air Date - Feb 14 2014
Tim recovers from his disfigured eye and they all head to the Brazillian port of Tabatinga to get on their launcha boat. Tim and Janelle are again stopped at ...
... in South America when we saw a booth set up for people to shoot large ball bearings from a slug gun in a street with only some tape to protect the public. We were told we were staying in a bit of a bad part of town plus the rain made for it being a bit of a downer so we are looking forward to moving to Leticia (corner of Colombia/Peru/Brazil) and finding some heat ...
... Dominic and Shelley, a couple we'd met in the jungle, so we combined forces and used our bargaining power to get two double rooms for half the price. Genius! We stayed in a lovely hostel which had so many plants inside it felt like we were back in the jungle again! The four of us headed out for some dinner and we spent a couple of hours sampling Colombian beer and chatting about travels - a nice way to spend our first night in a new ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed