Hotel Amazonas Real
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... playful monkeys and pink river dolphins. The pink dolphins of the Amazon have brains that are 40% bigger than humans' and local myth believes that the dolphins shift shape to leave the water at night to impregnate girls while in human form. They obviously take this myth seriously as we saw a very well endowed large wooden dolphin in an indigenous home.
Onward flight via the BBC in Bogota airport to Cartagena.
... 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 ...
... the most amazing day of the journey so far.
We took a taxi to the docks and got kitted out with rubber boots, and then boarded a dugout canoe made by the chief of the village that we would be visiting (called by everyone as 'Grandpa') out of a single log. 'Grandpa' escaped before we left - Sergio had to track him down and found him in a cafe, apparently you canīt take your eyes off him!
We took this canoe (powered by a Thai long tail engine) into the ...
As they start to explore this frontier town, Tim and Janelle search the town for tour operators who might be able to offer them a trip to the Amazon. In between the search, they wander into Brazil have a look at the shops and promptly turn around, as they leave the country, they are asked in Spanish and Portuguese to fill in a tourist survey.
Episode 104 - Aventura Original Air Date - Feb 13 2014
Tim and Janelle continue ...