Amarongachi Jungle Eco-Lodge

Av.15 de Nov. 438, Tena, Ecuador | Lodge

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The Amazon Rainforest part 2

A travel blog entry by fionamary


... traditionally experience abuse at home and no independence). We were then shown the yucca plants, how they are harvested and replanted then how chicha, an alcoholic drink made from fermented yucca, is made. Traditionally the yucca was chewed and then spat out to make the drink as saliva helps it ferment but now they use sweet potato instead of saliva (thankfully!). They obtain the sweet potato by grating it with the root of a palm tree and mixing it with water, this root is nicknamed ...

The Never Ending Rain of Jatun Sacha

A travel blog entry by zookeeperjosh


Despite spending only a small amount of time at the Jatun Sacha reserve, we managed to cram a significant experience and a plethora of visual stimulation into a non-stop afternoon. Our journey there was relatively straight forward, instead of heading down the mountains of Quito as in our previous trips, we headed through many more mountains on our way to Jatun Sacha. The road was up and down, but for the most part climbing higher in elevation than Quito itself. The roads could best ...

Into the Amazon....

A travel blog entry by luciewebber


... However, after having to wade through waist deep water and then attempt to clamber up a rather slippery rock face, we gave up and began just jumping in at any opportunity. It was pretty hot and according to our guide, the place had 100% humidity! In the evening, we went for a short walk around the place where we were staying and the locals showed us lots of plants and their uses. Then we walked up to ...

If I were a frog...

A travel blog entry by tamz.dinks.10


... often given to teenagers as a gift of passage from adolescence into adulthood.

Get it, because they jump!

My intermediate classes had to practise the second conditional and come up with a funny poem. I gave them this one for some inspirational humor:

´If there was a frog in my tub I would be scared stiff´

´If I were scared stiff I would cry a lot´

´If I cried a lot I would have a headache´

´If ...

It´s The Gran Canyon...not the moon!

A travel blog entry by tamz.dinks.10


... br>
I know I don`t paint a flowery picture but the truth is it`s an amazing place, do it!

- There is a bus that tours the main road 15 de Novembre (number 1) that goes all the way to Archidona. The fare is a set 25 cents.
- From Archidona the bus to Coca waits outside the main park, it will take a detour through Cotundo first but end up back on the main road to Quito. After another five minutes on the bus keep an eye out for the small sign that says Gran Canyon. ...

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