Tubagua Plantation Eco Lodge
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I'm so tired today that I cAn barely write. After a week filled with back to back work and extra excursions, it all culminated today. Beginning last night we were all admitting to feeling like we missed home, it's comforts, and were weary, uncomfortable, tired, or maybe a bit sick from/ of some aspect of our trip. For me it was a few things. The difficulty in communicating with my family was tough. The inconvenience of the internet and desire to fully experience the trip ...
... country is full of friendly gestures.
After dinner at the hotel, the kids enacted the quincianos ceremony. Which is basically a fake wedding ceremony to celebrate her coming of age. Kayleys fathers, Natalie and Annalore, toasted her and helped her choose her court. They danced ( her pretend husband Caleb promises he'll work on perfecting her waltz soon) and celebrated and then we spent hours preparing items for our group for the last day ...
... definitely the way to go. Being that we liked him so much, we asked him to take us to Damajaqua Cascades, the 27 waterfalls, the next day before our flight. And so he did...
We were the first people to arrive at the waterfalls the next day, which again was entirely amazing because later groups we saw had 15 or so people per guide. So we waded and swam through rock formations, slid down waterfalls, and jumped into refreshing water from 20+ foot high ...
... Mas-Mas which is the godsend to anyone who likes Goobers and Raisinettes as it is a chocolate bar with peanuts AND raisins! I also bought a deodorant (of which I have one from every trip I have been on) in the scent of lemongrass and grapefruit!
We took a guagua back and made it back in time for dinner! Dinner was fried chicken, fries, boiled vegetables and pineapple and watermelon!
After dinner, we had some free time and then we met with Dr. ...
... and polished them and they were absolutely gorgeous and I'm going to bring a finished piece home with me so people can see. They also have a few pieces of amber jewelry that they've found, but going against my mother's like of amber, I think I like the turquoise better. As for the rain, boy has it rained the last few days. Yesterday I was on a walk with this guy, Adam, who is also staying at the hotel I'm at, when we ...
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