El Dorado Plaza Hotel & Business
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... it. The lodge is built on wooden supports, and all transport is by small boats with a very shallow draft, and powered either with a tiny outboard motor attached to a long handle—to make it easy to swivel it away from plants and tree limbs in the river—or by paddles.
You are always close to the river, and the villagers here all live from the river, catching fresh water fish, collecting edible plants, animals, and insects from the trees, or showing ...
... in South America. He didn't want to admit it but he essentially told me he is planning on putting cocaine and pot plants throughout his new plantation. Now, I know I probably shouldn't post this kind of thing because it could get him into trouble but the reality is he sort of deserves it for chopping down the rainforest for his own personal gain when he already has more than enough money. If money is the root of all evil this guy is case and point. And he's your ...
... traveling. We also talked with two women from Lima (clearly rich Peruvians) and get their take on Peru. All in all it was a really cool experience. We took the boat back and then taxied back to our place to consume all the fruits from the market we had bought. I would say more than half went straight into the garbage. Simone and I were both so tired (it was 7pm approximately) from walk up early and drinking that we did nothing at night and pretty much just went straight to ...
... walls, some are half high or missing altogether, and windows are merely cutouts in the walls. Haven't seen a single glass window. Roofs are mostly thatch; some are corrugated iron. I can't figure out how they stay dry or secure their meager possessions. This is the high water season, not because of rain here (there isn't really a rainy season here; it rains all the time), but in the Andes, which drains into rivers such as ...
... village. When it comes down to it, I am more interested in people than in nature, even here. How do those people survive in their minimalist riverbank huts? Where do they shop? Do the kids go to school? What do they eat/grow/catch? We haven't learned anything about the ecology or current rainforest issues, either, such a deforestation, oil drilling, rights of indigenous people. If we had an OAT guide, we would be discussing these things, but Segundo is not OAT, and ...