Travel Blogs from Leticia
... down the middle, on one side is the Colombian city of Leticia the other, the Brazilian city of Tabatinga. Leticia is small and clean whereas Tabatinga is a busy sprawl. There is no border to cross officially but you can tell straight away which city you're in by the quality of the infrastructure.
It started raining as soon as I got off the plane which was great, as it was tropical rain, until I got to the start of the road where the hostel was. This road was ...
... tree to have a spot of piranha fishing! We didnīt have any success, although one of the others caught one and a sardine. Piranha fishing was frustrating - we could feel them nibbling and tugging at the bait, but they never actually took it in their mouth!
Following the fishing, we went back to town and later went for a few drinks with Sergio and the others from the tour; the end of one of the best (and most authentic) days that we had had on this trip (hence this huge post!).
... his shoulders. Before leaving Tim holds a strange looking tortoise while Janelle photographs some pretty birds.
Special Guests: Bobby, Kristin, Korda, Gael, El Capitan
Episode 114 - Pirahna Feeding Original Air Date - Feb 15 2014
The tour group decide to do some piranha fishing on their way back to the lodge for lunch. They are shown the method, which involves stirring up the water before lowering in a hook with meat. When you ...
... of alcohol in there - very potent for a 2pm meal, will have to keep that in mind. Back at the hostel we prepared our things for the next day - the 'Rapido' leaves at 4am from the Peruvian side of the river which meant waking up at 1:45am, catching a tuk-tuk at 2:15am, catching a water taxi, and being at the boat by 3am ready to leave by 4.
The boat ride was ok, they ...
... out to the Atlantic. We are headed upstream and so are in Peruvian waters. The river is truly epic. It is wide and brown and has giant pieces of vegetation drifting downstream which make you wonder what caused them to get there. In some parts the banks are almost a kilometre apart. There are towns dotted along with the evidence of large cleared areas for housing and farming. There are some beautiful big logs being chainsawed up ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Pets allowed