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Ola from Manaus -- capital of Amazonia -- and home to the slowest, most carefree creatures on the planet earth -- the Sloth!
But first, our trip had taken off very smoothly as all our flights were on-time and hassle-free -- Bernie even received his checked backpack after they ripped it apart to search for the concealed tranquilizer darts …
... are so many caves, no one clearly knows which cave has the lake, since all the caves look exactly alike. (chalk marking "X on the spot" won't work)
Our final stop is the wondrous Lake Teshan, located in one of the many chrystale caves. The lake is said to have magical healing abilities that also provide purity. This lake is not for swimming or bathing, as it is only for healing purposes and possibly granting the ...
... ocelots. We also took a side trip to monkey island, where Abby decided to volunteer while Mike spent a few days on his own in Iquitos.
From Iquitos we took a four day boat to Yurimaguas, which turned out to be much different from our Brazil boat. Brazilians, as it turns out, are very hygienic. They line up to brush their teeth as soon as they wake up and after meals, they shower every day, and always smell and look good. A crew member swept and mopped the deck ...
... Natural mosquito repellent’ he says ‘here..smell my hand’
‘Yep.. ‘ ..it’s not an everyday request but we do and it’s very jungle smelling. There’s a squelchy feeling from my socks every time I take a step. We’re shown plants that can help with symptoms of Malaria, constipation, diarrhea and general anti-septics. There’s monstrous termite mounds and muddy tubes where giant earthworms have ejected soil. It seems ...
... we’d demonstrated real care when using and always cover our hands on the keypad, so it was frustrating to be stung like this. Particularly when the whole thing smells of an organised racket. Someone at the airport was being paid to look the other way. Anyway.. back to Manaus.
It’s very obviously Brazil again. The same brands, the same style of paving, the people, the food, even the unique style of graffiti they have here. We spend the day wandering the main ...
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