Rubber boots & giant taratulas in the Jungle April 26th 2009 Amazon River - Rio Napo
Our first two day stint on the Amazon was along the Rio Napo about 6-7 hours East of Quito, near the town of Tena. We stayed in a Jungle Lodge (Cotococha Lodge) along the banks of the river and used that as the base to explore the jungle & visit some of the local Quichua families. Our first afternoon was a visit to one of the local families to try ‘chica’, w ... read more
South America » Ecuador » East » Tena The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending” - Carl Bard
2008 has been a year of personal discovery and has given me the chance to re-write my story.
Thus my story begins!!...To set the scene I am in my mid 30’s and come from Sydney, Australia. I am embarking on a year long career break to explore the world and see how much mischief I can get up to. I have since sold the house and all my worldly possessions; converted my frequent flyer miles to a RTW ticket and packed my bags
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