Kapoors Year 7: Europe/Ecuador/Peru travel blog

A Delicious And Hearty Breakfast The Next Morning Included Juice From A...

We Noticed That Solar Shower Bags Were Placed Out In The Sun,...

I Managed To Capture A Wild Creature In Our Room, This Interesting-Looking...

When I Took Him To Show The Others, He Flew Straight Onto...

She Looked Startled At First, But Then Allowed It To Wander Around...

Our Achuar Guide, Celestine, Arrived With His Face Painted In The Traditional...

He Was Well-Dressed For Our Two And A Half Hour Hike In...

Before Setting Off, Our Guide Omar Showed Us A Plant That Is...

I Later Found This Photograph In A Quito Museum That Shows How...

And Also Another Photograph Showing Face-Painting In Progress

Well Fortified In Rubber Boots, We Set Off From The Lodge Into...

First Stop, A 'Walking Tree', It's Adapted To Follow The Light And...

It Develops New 'Legs' On The Sunny Side, And The Supports On...

Leaf-Cutter Ants Busy At Work Carrying Cuttings Many Times Larger Than Themselves

They Carry These Cuttings Down Into Vast Underground Nests To Nourish Their...

I Think This Was The Strangest Thing We Encountered In The Forest,...

We Learned How Strangler Fig Seeds Germinated High In The Forest And...

While He Was Talking, Omar Spotted A Tarantula Making A Home On...

We Thought This Was Another Walking Tree, But Not So, Though It...

We Carried On Deeper Into The Rainforest, Over Narrower Planks, Yeah Handrails!

We Even Had To Walk Through The Top Of A Small Waterfall

Watch Your Step, It's Slippery In Those Boots!

Celestine Stopped To Show Us How He Could Extract Fibres From Certain...

Then He Twisted Several Sets Of Fibres Together And Made Us Bracelets

We Stood So Still, In Rapt Attention, That A Butterfly Came And...

This Isn't The Same Butterfly, But To My Untrained Eye, It Looks...

These Wee Plants Are Spooky, Tear Off A Small Piece, Put It...

We Pressed On, Deeper and Deeper, Under The Shade Of Towering Giants...

Once Again, Celestine Stopped To Show Us Another Marvel, The 'Tattoo Fruit'

Cut A Slice Off The Top, Wait For The Juice To Seep...

Now I Know What That Strange Design Is On The Front Of...

Omar Kept A Careful Eye Open For Small Insect Life, Here's A...

This Fellow Is Much More Obvious, A Giant Centipede

Sorry, Can't Remember What This Guy Is Called, He Scared The Name...

These Bullet Ants Have The Reputation For Giving The Worst Bite In...

We Continued To Learn About Living In The Forest, Celestine Showed Us...

And Before Our Eyes, He Quickly Made A Jungle Umbrella (Or A...

The Vegetation Was Thick And At Times We Moved From Bright Sun...

No More Planks To Walk On, Now We Had To Cross On...

Shock Of All Shocks! Wild Jungle Animals On The Loose! These Look...

Back At The Lodge For Lunch, One Of The Guides Captures A...

I'm So Happy That He Wasn't Considered Fare Game For Food, And...

Our Chef From Quito Did An Amazing Job Feeding Us, Great Meals,...

After A Short Rest, We Set Off To Kayak On A Quiet...

We Stopped By A Bend In The River To Watch The Pink...

Our Two Keeners Got Dropped Up Much Further Up River, They Would...

Anil And I Had Only Ever Tried Kayaking Once Before, In Goa,...

However, This Stream Was Calm, With Deep Underwater Currents That Carried Us...

However, These Two Have Clearly Done Some Kayaking Before, Look At The...

Please Note How Our Dock Was Now Underwater, Heavy Rainfall Had Swollen...

As If We Hadn't Done Enough All Day, We Set Off After...

It Was Hard To Capture Good Photos Of The Little Creatures We...

But Everyone Gave It A Go And We Shared The Ones That...

This Little Fellow Looks Scared Out Of His Wits

This Is The Male Version Of The Stick Insect We'd Seen In...


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