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Fernando Lores

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  • Day4

    Aventure en Amazonie : l'arrivée

    September 14, 2019 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Nous avons décidé de partir cinq jours dans la jungle amazonienne. Après trois heures de bateau vers le sud, nous sommes arrivés dans notre lodge paradisiaque. Et oui, nous ne sommes pas des Indiana Jones en puissance, sur place il y avait la douche, des lits avec moustiquaire, des très bons cuisiniers, notre guide Raul qui était un peu fou et avait beaucoup d'humour et... des araignées de compagnie dans la chambre.
    Les cinq jours de découverte de la nature ont été intenses, à pied, à la nage ou en bateau, avec ou sans pluie et un peu, beaucoup ou passionnément de la boue. Quant aux moustiques, ils étaient nombreux en journée, et attaquaient par escadrilles entières dès la tombée de la nuit... mais on était bien préparés : l'anti-moustique (on a passé tout notre stock), les capes de pluie et les vêtements longs nous ont bien aidés. Mais du coup bonjour la chaleur... On perdait des litres de sueur chaque jour.
    Raul vient du village voisin, qui comptait il y a quelques années encore 400 personnes et avait une école... et une prison. Aujourd'hui il n'y a plus que 27 habitants de sa famille qui vivent du tourisme et de l'agriculture (une récolte par an de maïs, bananes, manioc et yucca). Les autres sont partis à cause des inondations de la saison des pluies qui sont devenues imprévisibles et beaucoup plus fortes ces dernières années (hivers plus froids en montagne donc plus de neige, et étés plus chauds qui font fondre de grandes quantités très rapidement). Les maisons sont donc plus fréquemment et fortement endommagées et il n'est plus possible de faire plusieurs récoltes par an.
    Petite anecdote, aujourd'hui les chefs de village doivent être élus, les candidats sont choisis selon... le nombre de bateaux qu'ils possèdent.
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    Un peu de confort pour commencer l'aventure, vous avez raison, il faut savoir se ménager ! Juliet.b

    9/20/19Reply
    Rose-line

    Très intéressant... bravo et merci aussi pour les commentaires aussi.... je me régale 😊

    9/20/19Reply

    splendide ^^^maé

    9/21/19Reply
    Fabienne Vermorel

    De l'eau, encore de l'eau... Et de temps en temps "une petite averse" au cas ou on aurait tendance à oublier que l'Amazonie est une forêt tropicale humide".. 😂 ! Merci pour ces belles photos.

    9/25/19Reply
     
  • Day21

    27-7 Boot

    July 27, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Kan je slapen in een hangmat? Ik wel, Karin slecht. Maar ik slaap deze trip geloof ik nog als je me rechtop tegen een muur zet. Ga ik op mijn vader lijken?
    Ontbijt om half zeven, waterig papje met vage fruitsmaak. Lunch om half 12, rijst met mini stukje kip en melige bakbanaan. Diner om half 6, rijst met mini stukje kip, 6 bonen en een half schepje saus, laat die banaan maar zitten. Voor culinair hoef je dit niet te doen, maar het eten is wel goed.
    Tussendoor vogels kijken mwah), lezen, spelletje, midden in het oerwoud opeens buldozers zien: Petroperu. Soms leggen we aan, soms wordt er aan ons aangelegd. Verbazing over de mannen die laden en lossen: 49 kilo op je hoofd en dan nog in iedere hand 150 eieren. De wal op voor bakje en groente. Aan boord zalige mandarijnen gekocht, terwijl we dezelfde pittenbollen zonder smaak verwacht hadden van eerder. Meteen nog een zak gekocht. Karin leert alle kinderen onder de 8 puzzelen met haar Ipad. 's Avonds rum-cola.
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    Merle Niens-Blomsma

    Echt een oma....

    7/28/18Reply
    Barbara de Groot

    Wauw

    7/29/18Reply
    Dirk den Hamer

    Heee... (inside joke, knipoogt) ;-)

    7/30/18Reply
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  • Day5

    Flying through the trees!

    September 20, 2016 in Peru

    A bit of a late post but better late than never!!

    The morning of the 20th me and Rob got up early at around 5:30 to see if we could spot any hummingbirds from the hammock room, as this is when they are seen most often. And fortunately, we were lucky enough to spot one! We watched as it darted from tree to tree, so small and delicate as it hovered by the flowers. It was near enough impossible to photograph, although lucky for us it paused on a branch and had a little stretch of its wings, so we got a pretty good shot then.

    Today we set off early on the boat at around 6:30 to do some morning birdwatching before breakfast. The early morning light on the river and the lodge was beautiful and it was really serene at this time, especially with barely anyone else up and about.

    We set off along the river downstream and saw plenty of birds, especially hawks, sitting close up in the trees either side of the river. We saw a Squirrel Cuckoo, Yellow-headed Cacaras, White Ear Jacamars, Greater Ani, Swallow Wings, Black Collared Hawks and Kingfishers.

    After another great breakfast, we headed off into the jungle straight behind the lodge towards the activity of the day...the canopy zip line!

    We were with Jess and Anthony again and joined by a new couple from America and Ireland who had just arrived. One of the guides soon stopped us and pointed up high into one of the trees. There were two adorable owl monkeys!!! Just hiding away in a hole up high, poking out their heads. We were handed binoculars for a closer look and they really did look a lot like owls. Massive eyes and a beautiful face, staring down at us. They don't come out in the day so we were pretty lucky to see them awake, even if they were huddled in a hole.

    We saw more of the usual birds and insects for the next 20 minutes whilst chatting to the new people and discussing how amazing the jungle is, as well as just how hot it is. It was early morning and after a short walk, we were sweating buckets already. You don't notice it so much after a while though, it is just a permanent state of being and the beauty of everything else wins over.

    It wasn't too long before we arrived at the zipline ground platform and walked up the wooden steps to sit down at last and await getting harnessed in. Looking up at the platform in the canopy made your belly go a bit funny...it was high!!
    There were two options to get up, being hoisted up by the guides, or trying the hard way, using reverse gri gri's and a foot sling. Safe to say after watching our guide Andy hoist himself up there the majority of us girls immediately recognised it would be impossible. The men of course either wanted a go, or figured they had to try, being men and all of course.

    I was the first to be hoisted on up and I have to give a lot of thanks to the guides on the ground for getting me up. They must have been knackered by the time they had got all three of us up there, especially when you consider they are very small compared to most of us. The view on the way up was half amazing and half terrifying. You are awfully high and just dangling there, moving up and up half a meter at a time. Getting up on to the platform my legs felt a little like jelly but I managed to climb up the ladder to the second level to await the rest of the gang.
    The American girl (can't remember her name) then had a go at hoisting herself up the hard way, however didn't get too far before opting for the hoist. At least she had a go! She was up next and then Jess, who commented on how tired the guides looked and that they seemed glad the boys were all going to opt for getting themselves up there.

    Rich was the first to have a go and he made it up in great time, Andy seemed quite impressed. He clambered up to join us and seemed exhausted, with a very achey arm and leg that he figured would hurt in the morning. Next up was Anthony, he got himself to the top a little slower, but I don't think it was a contest, it was clear just how hard it was and lots of shouts for encouragement came from the ground and the canopy. And so another exhausted guy joined us in the canopy. Next up the Irish guy, again arriving exhausted and making me more and more sure I had made the right choice. Finally, Rob was up, he made a really good and fast start and seemed to have the hang of the process, but he may have started too fast and hit a block just over half way. He didn't give up though. It may have taken longer and he had a few extra breathers but despite the pain and exhaustion, he made it to the top. After struggling to get himself onto the wooden canopy he had a bit of a rest on the lower deck before climbing the ladder to the rest of us. This was where Rob seemed to decide it would be a good place to have a nap and pass out. I could tell a moment before when I saw his very pale and yellow face but couldn't do much to stop it. He slid down the ladder and hit the deck, right up in the trees. Andy broke his fall as best he could but was on the wrong side to make much difference. He couldn't at least have fallen out of the tree due to the guide rope. Still...it was not nice to watch and was pretty scary. After some more water and another rest though he seemed well enough to join us and was quickly voted the manliest man by the men for sheer determination. Male pride for you! He is fine now Adele, just a couple of bruises!

    We all spent some time taking in the view from the top of the trees and it was spectacular. Lush green trees stretched for miles around us to the horizon and we looked in awe whilst listening to the crazy sounds of the jungle. Giant insects kept buzzing by and there was a small army of large but harmless ants scurrying along one of the branches. We learnt that a team from America had set the canopy zipline up and it was pretty awesome the way they had suspended it in the trees.

    Rich and a couple of others climbed even higher up some rungs to the very top of our tree. I believe the view was great but every time I looked up my belly did a flip and I thought it best not to go up myself. As for Rob, we decided giving it a miss might just be for the best, also I think his muscles had seized to work properly by now.

    ZIPLINE TIME!!!

    Well, this bit was obviously awesome!!! Flying through the trees so high in the air. Rob was one of the last across and certainly looked like the one who enjoyed it the most, with a huge grin on his face and his arms and legs stretched out. I think he was OK now!

    The second platform was far more wobbly in that it shook when people joined from the other platform. So that was a fun surprise when you are standing and don't know this. One of the guides who we hadn't spent much time with, I think he was mostly a tech guy, was INSANE! At first, he was attached only with a rope tied around his waist, and then...with nothing! He helped to hoist one of the other guides with nothing on and gave Rich a little scare when his welly slipped. Fortunately, his view on our safety was much higher!

    After all three ziplines it was time to head back down. We were given gloves and tied into a system in which we would be lowered as we loosened our grip of the rope. I was second and started out very slow until being told to loosen my grip, which seemed like the opposite to what you should do dangling so high in the air! I did though and you could feel the heat coming through the gloves as you slid down. Eventually, we all got down safe and sound and finally got free from our harnesses again. Such an amazing experience! Wish I could do it again.

    Back at the lodge we were also lucky enough to spot a snake! Yellow and white and curled around the beams holding up some of the wooden walkway. Can't remember the species now but it was pretty cool.

    Time for lunch after that, we were exhausted. Had some delicious mangos with lunch, which considering I don't like them in the UK, I tried them and my mind was blown. These are not like the mangos in England, these are so so sweet and tasty! Yum! I love it here!
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    Barbara Anderson

    Sounds amazing and a little bit scary !! Sounds like Richards rock climbing skills came in handy though , but poor Rob , I bet that shook you up a bit . Xx

    9/30/16Reply
    Adele Dutton

    Oh my god Rob!

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  • Day3

    Arrival at the Tahuyaou Lodge

    September 18, 2016 in Peru

    We arrived at the lodge after a four-hour boat ride. It should have been a little quicker but we got caught in an awesome downpour and lightning storm, so had to hunker down for 20 minutes or so. Not complaining though, near enough saw lightning every few seconds lighting up the jungle. We voyaged down the Amazon for some of the journey, which was incredible...it is just so so big!

    You know it will be of course because you read about it, but seeing it with your own eyes is something else. The water levels are lower this time of year too, so it gets even bigger. In fact at one point we were looking at what we thought was the bank on the other side of the river, it looked like it was miles away, and then as we travelled further along it became clear that this was in fact just an island in the middle of the river and that, actually, the other side of the river looked like it was basically an ocean away! We found out that during high water much of that island would be submerged.

    We eventually turned down the Tahuyaou River, an Amazon tributary, towards the lodge. This was a much narrower and calmer river, with dense bush and trees either side. I also have to say that aside from the views, this part of the ride was not so pleasant for me. Never have I ever needed to pee so badly with no place to go. After two hours contemplating how I might be able to solve this problem (peeing over the side had seriously crossed my mind) we finally arrived!

    We pulled up to the end of a long wooden jetty which led up to a massive wooden structure on stilts that was the centre. It is incredible to think that during the high water season, you pull up to the entrance at the top of the stairs instead, a good ten metres above the ground. After been shown around the lodge we were taken to our room, an awesome two storey wooden lodge on stilts, with a balcony overlooking the trees to the back of the lodge. The whole place is amazing, lovely beds, really nice bathroom, feels like five star! I'm glad it isn't like some of the proper luxury jungle lodges though, with the stilts and banana leaf roofs, it blends in perfectly to its surroundings.

    Within half an hour of taking in the amazing sounds of the jungle around us, the sound of rustling branches had us rushing outside Richard's room, to see what creature we might find. This was where the whole thing became even more exciting, because the rustling was being made by monkeys!!! MONKEYS!!!! right outside our room in the trees overlooked by the balcony. There were two or three and they were climbing and leaping through the trees, we found out later that they were squirrel monkeys. There really is nothing like seeing them where they belong, free to just leap through the trees across amazingly large distances. They seemingly just fall between leaps, grabbing hold of the next branch they find and then climbing so quickly before leaping again, it's just incredible.

    What a way to begin the trip!

    Next up was dinner, and the buffet was a very welcome sight indeed. A fantastic spread of food for us all, we definitely won't be starving here.

    Next up Rich and Rob found a giant spider just outside the mesh of our room. We asked what it was and someone said banana spider, our guide took a look and was unsure so still non the wiser! Ah well, it's not like a banana spider can kill you in 36 hours....oh wait!

    And now to fall asleep to the amazing sounds of the jungle, whilst we hope it doesn't find a way in.
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    Linda Cowling

    Emma, you really are making this so very interesting .. you have a great story-telling don. I just feel like I want to keep on reading ... 😎😘

    9/21/16Reply
    Adele Dutton

    I'd rather not see pictures of spiders but will you be posting other photos? It sounds truly amazing

    9/21/16Reply
    Linda Cowling

    Yes, I don't want to see either spiders or moths, thank you!

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  • Day3

    Iquitos, the Peruvian Amazon Capital

    September 18, 2016 in Peru

    Wow!!! What an amazing day!!

    From flying over the Andes with the peaks bursting above the clouds, to landing with a view of the Amazon River meandering through the forest. Absolutely incredible! The view of the forest as we approached was just spectacular. Trees as far as the eye can see and with the beautiful misty clouds evaporating from the canopy. So lucky to be here.

    Our itinerary had been a bit mixed up and we had to wait for another couple to arrive before heading to the jungle. We were looked after well at the office in Iquitos though, given a room to nap and have a shower if we wanted and then taken on a tour of a conservation centre in Iquitos.

    The centre works hard to rehabilitate and release several species, from tortoises (these funny things like to gather in great mounds and pile on top of each other) to monkeys, but their focus is manatees. Unfortunately, they are being killed for their meat (I would say hunted but they are docile and curious creatures so that's probably not the term to use) and the knock-on effects are awful. Without their grazing the river will starve of oxygen and much more river life would struggle to exist. They had seven babies in quarantine and three in areas focused on readaptation. Here we were fortunate enough to be allowed to get up close and feed and touch the manatees, which was pretty incredible and not something we had expected to be doing in the rainforest! They are so unexpectedly squishy and have the strangest mouths, with soft cheek like pincers to help them grab food. One thing to note though is they have extremely smelly breath! They really are such beautiful creatures though and I cannot understand how anyone could harm something so gentle.

    After this, we drove through Iquitos in the slightly crazy traffic of buses, motorbikes and tuktuks. The colour everywhere is such a contrast to the usual grey and pale cities of the UK, and as we drove through the market on a Sunday you could see everyone out and about enjoying the holiday and shopping amongst the colourful stalls. I wish I hadn't lost the photos from here because the colour and the crowds really were quite spectacular. Also of note, sadly there is a real contrast too between the richer and poorer areas of the city, a gap which is continuing to grow.
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    Linda Cowling

    oh wow, it all just sounds so fascinating .. you are so lucky. touching a manatee must be mind blowing.

    9/20/16Reply
    Barbara Anderson

    Fantastic Emma , sounds like you're living your dream at the moment!!!!xx

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  • Day6

    Stranded in the Amazon

    September 21, 2016 in Peru

    This afternoon we opted for a boat ride which we shared with the couple who have been our excursion partners pretty much the whole trip, which is nice. We opted for this as it was a hot day and the short but very sweaty morning hike had done us in. So after another great lunch, which included the freshly caught fish by the couple we passed, we set off in search of more wildlife and some small hope of dolphins (although the river isn't good for them at the minute here). We saw more yellow headed carcara, black collared hawk, a brown collared hawk, a huge heron and lots of kingfishers, many of them with a tasty snack in tow. After about 20 minutes enjoying the beautiful day the Rainforest lived up to its name and a shower started to come down. We were all a bit too excited to be on a boat in the Amazon in the rain and decided to brave the shower without rain coats...it was only a shower after all. The shower then gave way to a full on downpour...quickly. The jackets came out. It really added a whole new depth to the place when in the rain, a completely different feel and experience. It was once again amazing and still, the birds were darting past us as more amazing views appeared after every turn.
    Once the rain stopped we saw an amazing double rainbow, right over the forest behind us and we continued a little further, spotting more and more hawks and many more kingfishers.

    Then the fun stuff happened...The engine stopped working after two hours motoring upstream! Three Bits, two Aussies and two Peruvians up Amazonian Creek with only a paddle.

    We began to paddle....and paddle....and paddle. There was no way to communicate with the camp, so we were told we would need to wait until they realised we hadn't turned up for dinner for someone to rescue us.

    Thankfully despite being soaked and with the sun going down, the mood was one of adventure and we enjoyed a good laugh, some bad singing and Richards wookie impersonations as the guys took it in turns to sit at the helm and paddle back, thankfully with the current.

    We were also hungry, with just one bag of Inca Corn to share between us that Jess and Anthony had brought with them (the biggest corn kernels you have ever seen by the way, can't wait to get some more).

    It was all going well with Rob at the helm until the changeover happened. Richard's transition was not so good and we immediately ended up lodged on a fallen tree branch. After quite a few attempts to break free and a few more jokes about being stranded for the night, we finally got free by almost capsizing the boat in our attempt to tilt it and a lot of leverage work by Andy, our guide.

    Richard remained at the helm for about half an hour, when Anthony had his turn. By this point, the sun was going down and the views were just stunning. Night hawks came out and fireflies lit up the bushes. And then it got darker, and darker, and darker, and darker...and with that it got cold. I regretted opting to keep only my legs dry in the earlier downpour.

    But my goodness, were the views worth the accidental stranding. Pitch black on the river, only phones for torches and the stars just kept on appearing. Jupiter first and then every minute it seemed hundreds more were out. After 2 hours of paddling, we all laid down in the boat and just stared at the sky, the millions of stars and the most incredible view of the Milkyway. We even saw shooting stars and Andy pointed out the Southern Cross, Hercules and Scorpio to us.

    Finally, after over two hours of paddling (and only really getting half way back) we could hear the engine of a much hoped for search party. Looking backwards I could hear the initial relief and then panic as the guys facing forward realised the approaching boat hadn't seen us...and they were heading straight at us at speed...oops! Fortunately, some last minute waving of a phone torch and nifty paddling skills meant we avoided a collision by inches and we didn't require a third search party for all of us.

    We switched boats and tethered ours before finally motoring back through the night. Once again we just enjoyed the view of the sky, the fireflies, the bats and the sound of fish leaping out of the water beside us.

    Dinner time back at camp was much needed and to make it even better we were handed a goodbye cake as a thank-you for visiting. Safe to say our planned evening canoe ride was no longer necessary, so we chilled over some cake with our guides before changing into warm clothes and heading to the Hammock room for one last night.

    Which is where I am now, listening to the jungle buzz, the night time birds and the relentless crazy sounding frogs in the cosiest place ever!
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    Charlotte Foster

    Wow guys, what a fab experience. An amazing story for dinner parties for sure! 😊 xxx

    9/29/16Reply
    Anne Webster

    So perfect. Looks like your on a Holywood set x

    10/3/16Reply
    Anne Webster

    Everybody in, it's spitting

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  • Day7

    Morning fishing

    September 22, 2016 in Peru

    Headed out to do some morning fishing today. Planned to leave at around 6 to avoid the sun but a slight mix up made it 6:50 and boy oh boy does it make a difference. Probably the hottest day today and by 8:30 the sweat was pouring, especially on a boat without any shade.

    Heading up river, we saw another sloth hanging out in the tree and many more birds, including a capped heron chilling at the shore.

    We anchored ourselves to a protruding branch at a slightly stiller part of the river and took up our fishing positions. We used simple wooden sticks and fishing line contraptions with 1a bit of beef for bait.
    I wasn't sure how to actually fish, so I lost my first piece of bait quickly without any attempt to catch the fish. After being told what to do (simply tug the line) I soon caught the first fish! A red bellied piranha!! They're the ones they always use in Hollywood movies and his teeth were insane!! He was too small to keep though so we chucked him back in. Shortly after I caught another one, again too small though so no lunch yet. One thing I wasn't too happy about was my inability to catch fish without the hook ending up through their poor eye. Not sure this is a hobby I will like to take up.

    Rich was next catching a silver bellied piranha, but again, not big enough for lunch. The last catch by us was another one by me (apparently I can catch fish) and this time a Catfish. Looked awesome but once again, too small!

    Fortunately our guide Andy caught three pretty big Peacock Bass, however, he had a proper rod so definitely had the advantage. We will be having these alongside our lunch, which is due in a couple of hours, before we have to say goodbye to this amazing place.
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    Linda Cowling

    Emma, why is the Early Bird watch episode now private?

    9/22/16Reply
    Dutton Diaries

    Because I haven't finished writing it yet

    9/22/16Reply
    Linda Cowling

    ah ok love! just lying in bed reading your fantastic adventures .. very interesting reading indeed. almost 1am here

    9/22/16Reply
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  • Day9

    Tag 3 im Dschungel

    June 28, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Tagwache heute war wieder um 6.00. Das Leben im Dschungel beginnt bald und richtet sich nach der Sonne. Ich war schon etwas früher wach, geplagt von dem ein oder anderen Insektenstich, den ich mir hier trotz Mückenspray, langer Kleidung (und hier ist es seeehr heiß), Socken etc.eingefangen habe. Das Jucken ist furchtbar (die Stiche der Pferdefliegen sind am Schlimmsten),aber das muss man in Kauf nehmen um die Schönheit des Dschungels zu sehen!

    Nach dem Frühstück, um 7.00 gings heute zum Kanu fahren. Es ist paradisisch, welch Stille einem geboten wird, wenn man den Fluss entlang paddelt. Kein Motorengeräusch, nur einige Tiere sind zu hören.
    Wir legen einen Stopp im Dorf San Juan ein, in dem 26 Familien (knapp 100 Personen leben). Die Familien hier im Dschungel sind kinderreich, das Leben ist einfach, geprägt von Arbeit!

    Im Dorf gibt es eine Volksschule, einen Kindergarten, eine Krankenstation und eine Kirche. Frauen verkaufen an uns ein paar Souvenirs, welche sie selbst herstellen. Das Leben hier ist sehr ruhig, für mich wäre es eindeutig zu ruhig 😁.

    Nach dem Besuch im Dorf genießen wir noch einmal die Ruhe, die der Dschungel hier ausstrahlt, bevor wir wieder bei der Lodge ankommen.

    Bis zum Mittagessen ist noch ein wenig Zeit zum Relaxen. Ich nutze sie um endlich mal ein paar Zeilen zu lesen!

    Nach dem Mittagessen spiele ich mit den Italienern der Gruppe noch Jenga, bevor es zur nächsten Erkundungstour geht. Mit dem kleinen Boot fahren wir in einen Seitenarm des Flusses,an dem die Lodge liegt. Der Weg ist sehr schmal, aber dann kommen wir zu einer Art See, wo wir die Victoria Regia, eine riesige Seerose (die größte der Welt) zu sehen bekommen. Wunderschön!

    Anschließend gehts weiter zu einem anderen See, dessen Schönheit kaum zu überbieten ist. Wir sehen hier zwar weniger Tiere, landschaftlich ist das aber bis jetzt der schönste Platz, den ich im Dschungel zu sehen bekommen habe! Wirklich atemberaubend, welch Schönheit einem die Natur bieten kann. Und ebenso unglaublich wieviele verschiedene Grüns der Regenwald aufweist. Selbst nach bereits 2 Tagen im Dschungel werde ich immer wieder zum Staunen gebracht!

    Abschließend können wir noch einen Sonnenuntergang bestaunen, der leider von ein paar Wolken "gestört" wird. Trotzdem sehr schön!

    Nach dem Abendessen können wir ein weiteres Mal die friedliche Atmosphäre des Dschungels bei einer Nachtkanufahrt testen. Nachts hat der Regenwald nochmal ein anderes Flair und man hört Tierstimmen, die unter Tags nicht erklingen.

    Leider war das auch schon wieder der letzte Abend in der Muyuna Lodge. Ein letztes Mal werde ich nun dem Dschungelkonzert vor dem Einschlafen lauschen . Es wird mir fehlen, back in Iquitos!
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  • Day10

    Tag 4 im Dschungel+Rückkehr nach Iquitos

    June 29, 2018 in Peru ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Erneute Tagwache um 6.00. Der letzte Morgen hier in der Muyuna Lodge ist angebrochen. Nach dem Frühstück gings ein letztes Mal mit dem Boot raus auf Erkundungstour. Heute fuhren wir in ein noch völlig unbekanntes Gebiet, in der Hoffnung vielleicht noch Boas zu entdecken. Vorbei an 1000en Wasserlilien konnten wir zwar viele verschiedene Vögel, Grashüpfer, Frösche und Faultiere sehen, die Schlangen zeigten sich allerdings nicht. Um ehrlich zu sein, bin ich mir eh nicht ganz so sicher ob ich traurig oder froh darüber sein soll, immerhin bin ich ja nicht die größte Schlangenfreundin 😁.

    Nach der Bootsfahrt ging sich noch ein kurzer Walk hinter dem Dschungel der Lodge aus. Ich werde die Zeit hier echt vermissen. Das einzige was mir absolut nicht fehlen wird sind die Moskitos und die noch viel schlimmeren Pferdefliegen!

    Nach dem Mittagessen gehts wieder zurück in die Zivilisation!

    Um 14.00 legte das Boot von Muyuna ab. Ein letztes Mal über den Amazonas tuckern. Wer weiß, ob ich jemals wieder in den Genuss komme. Die Leute, mit denen ich hier meine Zeit verbracht habe, sind mir auch ans Herz gewachsen. Wir waren eine super Truppe. Vielleicht sieht man sich ja eines Tages wieder!

    Nach der Verabschiedung aller im Muyuna Office werde ich noch in mein Hotel gebracht. Das Garden House Hotel gefällt mir gut, hat einen kleinen Pool und schöne, wenn auch kleine Zimmer. Heute gehe ich nur noch gemütlich essen und dann schlafen. Die Tage im Dschungel waren anstrengend und die frühe Tagwache hinterlässt auch seine Spuren. Ich bin müde.

    Beim Heimgehen vom Restaurant noch eine witzige Begegnung: ich laufe doch allen ernstes dem Mann, mit dem ich mich vor meiner Abreise in den Dschungel lange unterhalten habe, wieder in die Arme. In einer Stadt, in der 750.000 Menschen leben doch ein richtiger Zufall! Aber man sieht sich ja immer 2x im Leben 😁

    Jetzt gehts ins Bett!

    Morgen werde ich einen Relaxtag einlegen!
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  • Day7

    Tag 1 im Dschungel

    June 26, 2018 in Peru ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    Nach dem Mittagessen machten wir uns schon auf zur ersten Hikingtour durch den Dschungel hinter der Lodge. Wir haben während der 2-stündigen Erkundungstour viel über Flora und Fauna gelernt. 4 verschiedene Affenarten (Brown Copuchin, Howler, Noisy Night and Pygmy Marmoset (Pocket) Monkey - die deutschen Namen kenne ich leider nicht), eine Baumratte, Blattschneiderameisen und 1000-füßler gesehen. Weiters kenne ich jetzt den Baum auf dem Acaibeeren wachsen und habe einiges über Dschungelmedizin gelernt. Auch probierte ich Termiten, die äußerst delikat schmecken.
    Der 2-stündige Rundgang durch den matschigen Dschungel war äußerst interessant und lehrreich.

    Da es so heiß ist hier, gönnte ich mir anschließend an den Dschungelwalk noch ein erfrischendes Bad im Fluß. Einfach nur herrlich ins kühle Nass zu springen.

    Nach dem Abendessen folgte um 20.00 noch eine Kanufahrt durch den nächtlichen Dschungel. Neben einer Bambusratte, sahen wir auch einige Vögel und zum krönenden Abschluss fing Luis einen Kaiman. Mann, der Typ ist geschickt! Eine schnelle Bewegung und er hielt das Tier schon in Händen! Faszinierend!
    Luis erzählte uns einiges über Kaimane und anschließend durfte ich das Tierchen dann auch noch halten. Wow! Respekt war vorhanden, aber der Kaiman ließ gewähren und so konnten ein paar coole Fotos gemacht werden.

    Ein weiterer ereignisreicher Tag geht zu Ende! Ich liege auf meinem Bett und lausche dem Dschungelkonzert. Eine einmalige Atmosphäre!
    Morgen früh um 6.00 ist Tagwache, deshalb: Buenas noches!
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