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... Carcelen, to get to the southern Terminal Quitumbe and then get an overnight bus to the ugly mining town of Lago Agrio.
The road was twisty and slow (and too much for the stomach of a woman sitting near the back of the bus, who sounded as comfortable as someone with an alien trying to burst out of their belly), but at about 6.00 am I arrived, made my way to the meeting point at a cafe in town, and waited with 4 others who had booked the tour.
The tour ...
... bit about the amazing plant diversity in the Ecuadorian jungle. I was treated with 'dragon blood' for an insect bite ( this is the sap from one of the trees, and and our guide and his off sider, who have soooo much knowledge about every living thing here instructed us on many plants that are used in medicine, ones used for dyeing fabrics as well as in ceremonial make up. They really blow our minds with their ...
... As we descended we got into heavier rain and bigger potholes. The bus driver did a great job to keep us on the tar that was almost non existent in some places. Jen told me all this afterwards as I had somehow managed to sleep through it all! I was quite happy about that! At Lago Agrio we met up with a whole group of other backpackers who were also heading into the jungle. We had a breakfast as we waited for our respective tour companies to come and collect us. We jumped ...
We only had to be up at a decent hour- breakfast at 8. At 9 we paddled across a section of the lake and went for a walk in the jungle. It was tough going, slippery and muddy. However it was good to hear about the medicinal purposes of plants such as quinine plants and the plants that are used for anaesthetic, we saw howler monkeys, ...
We were up at 6:30 for breakfast and then headed out on the river to look for animals and to go to a local tribe. It all started well and we saw a number of birds including black vulture, an eagle and toucans, but then the heavens opened. Although we were issued with ponchos it was a long ride in the rain to the local village. Although not cold in a boat getting wet in a deluge is never too much fun. We got ...