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... aimlessly in the boiling heat for half an hour with our full packs on and eventually working this out, we decided just to get the boat across to Leticia. We found a hostel pretty quickly and settled down early as illegal immigrants for a night. Next morning we went to the Peruvian consulate in Leticia who, according to Lonely Planet, could let us out of Peru... they couldn't, so we had a trip back to Santa Rosa to officially leave, followed by a trip to the airport in Leticia - the ...
... Nights usually consisted of chatting with those I had met on board and trying to avoid the large beetles the size of oreos that would pummel into you. Mornings tended to be very peaceful as I got up early to eat and then savor my hot chocolate on the top deck while writing in my journal. One morning as we headed into a port, I even had the chance to see a grey dolphin playing in a bay.
I had the good fortune of meeting lovely people ...
... slept that night in the long house in hammocks surrounded by a mosquito net.
The second day, we trekked back out of the jungle and took a boat along a tributary of the Amazon River, where we stopped at a home in a small community to put up our hammocks. After setting up, we took a small row boat out to fish for piranhas in the most old-school fashion with a stick, wire, and dead pieces of fish for bait. I caught a catfish and a few ...
... 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 ...
... meals. Tim orders a dish of the largest fish in the Amazon, pirachucu, not really knowing what to expect. After they have had an entrée of soup, neither of them do not know whether they will be able to finish their own meals.
Episode 106 - Waiting Original Air Date - Feb 14 2014
Tim and Janelle have to deal with an early morning wake up before they can head to the Amazon. However they find that once they arrive at the hostel ...