Travel Blogs from Leticia
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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, ...
... 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 ...
... 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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- Shuttle bus service
- Pets allowed