Travel Blogs from Leticia
... in different capacities as social workers in England named Jade and Richard. They were in the middle of their year long trip through South America and had great travel advice for me.
As the seller at the boat dock had predicted, we arrived in Manaus bright and early on Friday morning. This gave me an opportunity to explore the city with my fellow travellers for about 6 hours before heading to the airport.
I would do it all again in a ...
... point, a fairly large tarantula fell into the boat beside me, and the reaction of the girls around me scared me more than the spider itself. I've been scared of spiders most of my life, but being surrounded by them definitely helped me get over that fear. That night, we retraced our way back through the macheteed forest to go cayman searching. Unfortunately, we didn't have much luck and only found one smaller one, which I got to hold!
... practices and speaking Tikunan - all of the other tribes had essentially given up their roots in favour of the hispanic Colombian culture. 'Grandad's tribe consisted of 64 individuals, all of which were either descended from or married to descendents of 'Grandad'.
We then went for a 3 hour walk into the jungle, saw more flaura and fauna including a coral snake (that I spotted just before I stepped on it!), tarantula, arrow frog, and stink ants which the ...
... but all is well. After leaving the border towns, the boat heads down the wide river their guide, Gael, points out different animals on both sides of the boat, including sloths and monkeys. Tim has the chance to hold a baby sloth, that has been taken as a pet by a local girl.
Special Guests: Bobby, Kristin, Korda, Gael, El Capitano
Episode 109 - Tight Fit Original Air Date - Feb 12 2014
The boat continues to head deeper into ...
... walked in, there was dance music playing, they were eating street food, and Facebook, Candy Crush and a war game were open on the computer. We also quickly established they spoke no English - so the next 1/2 hour was spent with Google Translator open trying to communicate our needs. Both parties found it pretty funny and they got very stuck trying to work out which part ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Pets allowed