Omshanty

Via Leticia-Tarapaca km11, Leticia, Colombia | 2 star lodge
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Travel Blogs from Leticia

Slow boat to Manaus

A travel blog entry by trumbo10 on Jun 14, 2014

10 photos

... informed that the bathrooms were equipped with them. Early on the first morning I headed to the bathroom with shower supplies in hand. When I arrived I realized that the shower head was merely a piece of PVC piping that let out a stream of cold water. I maneuvered around the many cob webs (all of these boats are spider infested) and made due with it!

The decks were so filled with hammocks and peoples' belongings that the only way to walk from ...

Leticia

A travel blog entry by ami.cobb on Apr 16, 2014

... varieties of spiders and poisonous frogs. Despite the heat, we were told to wear long sleeves and rainboots; the long sleeves to protect ourselves from the millions of mosquitos and the rainboots for the mud, swamps, and rivers.

We arrived on the first day at a large structure called a long house where tribes from the region congregate for special occasions. After lunch, we walked to a river to have our first "shower" in the Amazon. I'm ...

The triple frontier

A travel blog entry by dan_and_casey on Mar 28, 2014

2 comments, 45 photos

... off the Amazon, and then into the tiny canals that had been created by ancient Colombians to allow river travel in the times of the year when the Amazon flooded - this was one of those times, the Amazon was flooded extensively (up to 10m deep!). On this journey, we saw a great many beautiful birds and some monkeys (too quick for my camera), and Sergio talked about a lot of the native trees and shrubs and the purposes that these had in village life. Some were medicinal, ...

Honeymoon Adventuring in the Amazon

A travel blog entry by nellems on Feb 12, 2014

25 photos

... for a tour company and head to a ramshackled hostel that gives them the options they have been looking for. To celebrate finally booking a tour they head to a local restaurant where Tim finally tries the Paisa special of the day.
Special Guest star: Ali and Sarah, hostel staff

Episode 105 - Giant Fish Original Air Date - Feb 13 2014
With sweat continuing to drip from their brows, Tim and Janelle head to Tierra Amazonas to try ...

Welcome to the Jungle

A travel blog entry by rachelle.bassi on Nov 11, 2013

19 photos

... to it's elevation. Jumping from 30 degrees and humidity to 19 degrees with lightening storms was a bit of a cruel blow, but we settled in for 3 nights and caught up on some sleep.
To be honest, Bogota's probably been our least favourite place so far. It's a very large, dirty city with not much happening. There were a few attractions listed to us, but nothing too ...

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