Deep in the Jungle
Trip Start Jan 07, 2010
18Trip End Jan 28, 2010
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Each waiting boat could hold about 10 people and was like an elongated dugout canoe but made of fibreglass with a 50 HP outboard motor on the back end. We met our guide Naiser and other passengers, mostly consisting of approximately 40 American students including many young girls with skinny bare legs that looked quite out of place in this environment. But, of course so did we
After a good meal at the lodge communal dining room we did a night walk with our guide who pointed out frogs and spiders whose environment we had invaded. There was a particularly large black hairy tarantula on the thatch ceiling above our dining room. A girl from Belgium saw it and started to scream uncontrollably. It took her friend about 15 minutes to calm her down. The tarantula remained motionless.
With no electricity we went to bed early and looked forward to the next day's program.