Category Archives: Amazon

Amazonian Adventure – Day 6 – Time to Head back Home

We woke up at 7 am (sleeping in by jungle) standards after a pretty good night’s sleep. We quickly had breakfast, packed up camp and hiked about two hours back to the road which would lead back to Omshanty, the … Continue reading

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Amazonian Adventure – Day 5 – In the rainforest

  Oh what a night it was! The ranch workers kept talking, eating, banging things, lighting fires until all hours of the night. Sleeping in the hammock was not very comfortable. Just as I managed to fall asleep after hours … Continue reading

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Amazon Journey – Day 4 – Into the Wild Jungle!

  We finally slept in until 8 am today (all the other activites so far have required us to wake up early) and then quickly prepared to leave for our journey – two days and two nights in the jungle. … Continue reading

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Amazon Journey – Day 3 – learning the Artesania Process

Today was such a fantastic day that it made the whole trip worthwhile! Kike (the owner of Omshanty) arranged for us to spend a day with one of his neighbors, Daniela, an indigenous artesan who, like generations of women before … Continue reading

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Adventure in the Amazon – Day 2

Another great, if somewhat touristy and at times disturbing, day with Jade! We did the Leticia to Puerto NariƱo, a daylong boat trip up the Amazon River, stopping along the way at indigenous villages on both the Peruvian and Colombian … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Colombian Amazon – Day 1

I finally found some time to write about our adventures in the Amazon….. Day 1 Wow, we are in the Amazon rainforest! It is pretty amazing to be here with my 12 year old daughter. I remember nursing her at … Continue reading

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Images of the the Amazon!

Jade and I had a great time in the Amazon! It was a traveler’s adventure. Things were far from perfect (a drunk shaman waking us up at 2 am, roosters crowing at 3 am, etc.), but it was an amazing … Continue reading

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