Travel Blogs from Madidi National Park
... I put down my 1730BS & got packing for my Amazon trip. There were to be 2 other people in our group so nice & small. I got picked up at 8.30am by mototaxi! Basically this is a moped, the guy took my bag & balanced it in front of him while I perched on the back. This is actually a great way to travel & I'm seriously looking into a little 125 for when I get back to Canada!
I was dropped off down at the river & my bag was placed at ...
Started a morning walk but all we heard, smelt and saw a
pocket handkerchief size bit of were a big herd of peccaries before we turned
back due to heavy rain.
The pm walk produced nothing new, an odd bird or 2 and the
guide made little attempt to try and find anything or explain the plant/bird
life there was – I had to step in a couple of times as otherwise a very boring
4 hour trek. The boat to pick us up was more ...
Was over by about 2am but was too hyped up to sleep and lay awake most of the night.
Had a post mortem in the temple after breakfast but that didn't help as other than the snakes, my experience/visions weren’t typical.
Threw it down so just chilled in the hammock until the boat came at 1pm.
Enjoyed some hammock time while awaiting my 3.30pm departure to the jungle. Wasn’t running ...
The others soon arrived at the office, a Greek Cypriot with his Italian girlfriend, who live in Denmark and London, and an Italian couple from Milan and Lake Como. The couple from Italy didn't speak much English, but the other guys did, which made life a little easier.
Our trip didn’t start very well when our guide, who is also the owner of the company, said Don and I should sit at the front of the boat because we were the biggest! I already ...
Alright Tarzan may have been in the jungles of Africa, but still it was fun to pretend for a couple of nights. After 3 days in the Pampas, Emily and I had one night in a hotel in Rurrenabaque, the" big" city in the Amazon…which randomly has amazing chocolate brownies with coconut ice cream and a French bakery run by a true Frenchman. After a night there, under a fan which was nice, Emily and I joined our new group of four and ended up with ...