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... we did, and quite a bit, but there was something to be said and something to take comfort in with it being so effortless to reach the actual reserve (minus the aforementioned crazy mountain road). This is the optimal reserve for anyone wanting to come to Ecuador and experience a slight taste of what we’ve been experiencing. You don’t have to have the stamina or wherewithal to reach the middle of the jungle it’s a perfectly preserved area of rainforest that is ...
... mostly straight uphill which resulted in a lot of slipping and sliding. The guide stopped frequently to tell us about native plants and animals. There were trees with giant hollow roots which natives used to bang like a drum to indicate their location in the forest. It worked kind of like a morse code. He also found a jungle conch shell which he turned into a little trumpet. He covered his arm in termites (!) to demonstrate that they secrete a ...
... rain forest for a reason! It was absolutely beating down at 09:00 when we were mean to set off. Luckily yesterday we were issued with gumboots for our time here. We ended up waiting for the rain to ease off and then we went on our jungle walk to fish, learn about traditional medicinal plants and means of trapping food, and swing on the vines. Along the way we also found a tarantula laying her eggs into a sac, and crossed many rivulets ...
... such as this one, that out of necessity IŽve perfected. For PeteŽs sake, what is with the stupefied expressions! YouŽd think I was asking for directions to the moon! I repeated it more slowly and he turned to the girl in the front seat with pleading eyes.
Heeellp meee, an alian has invaded earth and wants to suck out my brains with a straw, maybe even use my desicated skull as a chalice!!
The young bored girl glanced up from her very out-of-place looking ...
... come from. Palm trees, tropical flowers, bamboo trees, ferns, houses without windows and palm thatched rooftops, felt like being in the Cook Islands. We got down to the river bank and caught a motorised canoe across to Misahualli.
We spent two nights at Shiripuno Lodge, which is run by the local women in the community. We had a traditional quechua welcome and seated to a traditional lunch. Before lunch I went to the bathroom and was greeted by ...