Travel Blogs from Leticia
... 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, ...
... meals. Tim orders a dish of the largest fish in the Amazon, pirachucu, not really knowing what to expect. After they have had an entrée of soup, neither of them do not know whether they will be able to finish their own meals.
Episode 106 - Waiting Original Air Date - Feb 14 2014
Tim and Janelle have to deal with an early morning wake up before they can head to the Amazon. However they find that once they arrive at the hostel ...
... Rona Bassi was my first and last name - the Rona part had them stumped. I think we were successful in the end though. I'm waiting for Dad to lodge my insurance claim, so I'll keep you posted.
We spent some time wandering around the Sunday street markets, taking in the sights, sounds, hamster races and street art. We were made conscious of the lack of ...
... we finally arrived at Santa Rosa, the last stopping point in Peru where we had to get our exit stamps for our passports. We then got on a small boat which ferried us the final 10 minutes to Leticia. We'd reached Colombia - hooray! We saw the beginnings of a lovely sunset on the water as we arrived, which was a nice welcome to the country.
Feeling pretty shattered, we struggled to find a cheap hostel. Luckily we'd got the same ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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