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Mar 24, 2006 - Journey into the Pantanal - Part II

The next day, I woke just after sunrise and joined Joel and a few other travelers for breakfast in his shady backyard. As elsewhere in Brazil, breakfast consisted of fresh papaya, bananas, watermelon, rolls and hot coffee with milk. I met Mohammed, from Morocco, and Ingo, a German traveler who would join me on this four-day trek. While we ate, Joel played guitar, as chickens scampered about the yard. A large turkey also joined in the song/gobbling at one point, adding bit of improvisation (or perhaps critique of Joel's singing). We were off...

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