Amarongachi Jungle Eco-Lodge
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... a problem. As per usual, upon calling Soraya she asked whether I needed a taxi in ten minutes. We tended to need a little more time than that to get ready! The Upper Miss seemed a little lower, which turned out to be quite a bit lower than the first time we ran it with Mike and Josh. The first rapid was super pinny and both Tori and I were a bit reluctant to continue. However, thanks to Thad's ever supportive and positive mood in the river, the day certainly turned around for me ...
... 8217;s cabin, Si. Swimming, he said in Spanish. The second picture which oddly appeared to be a mud flat: No swimming.
Okay, no swimming in the mud flat, I nodded.
He taps the pointer on the upper falls: No swimming. He puts his hand at the level of his mid thigh, Si swimming. Then he put his hand close to his neck to indicate the water was deep from the rains – this probably accounted for the mud in the water – No swimming, he says.
Re Ecuador Oriente/Tena
March 13th and 14th 2015
The Rain, the Heat, Max and Will
"However hot and miserable the jungle turns out to be I will not complain." is a line from a previous blog.
The rain is cooling and refreshing. It is the sweltering humidity after the rain that is not fun. My fingers stick to the laptop keys. Clothes are not a necessity. After sleeping in the Transylvanian meat locker wrapped in every blanket, ...
... cleaning, ceremony. He used Gonzalo, the father of the Chilean family, to be cleansed. Francisco gave us some background about the ceremony ahead of time. He told us that usually the limpio ceremony is eight hours long. We asked him how the shaman, and the cleaning recipient, could focus for eight hours, and he said it's because the shaman is hallucinating because he drank ahuaca, and the recipient is in a trance, because the shaman puts him ...
... ceremony, with two willing volunteers from our group, Troy and Isabeau. Hats off to them for taking part and really getting involved - it always makes it more fun. Being in the jungle suits me as I had a great nights sleep and was only woken up by the rain pouring down on our roof. Unfortunately said rain scuppered our plans for the day. Instead we spent the day learning about the indigenous way of life, starting with learning about the medicinal ...