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Jul 26, 2012 - Trail and Raft

July 26 The sun rises at 6:00 AM,,, and it came through the curtain. The mist was rising on the Napo… Up and off to breakfast and then preparing for the day - swim suit, sun screen, insect repellant, camera… everything except water. We took the trail down to the river, boarded the canoe, and headed up stream for our jungle trek. As we went we passed a couple families doing laundry - pounding the clothes on rocks a then spreading them out to dry. We also passed a couple families panning for gold - one using the traditional method of sloshing...

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Jul 25, 2012 - Into the Amazon

July 25 Up early and put on a wet and cold bathing suite (!) then out in the cold (40s) and into the hot pool. Just sit there for about 20 minutes relaxing, then back into the room and get ready, finish packing, put the bags outside the door, and off to breakfast. Into the bus for a long ride. As we traveled down from 10,000 feet we saw even more snow covered volcanoes. We then entered the cloud forest – no rain but constant moisture. Water became more common and the vegetation more lush. We stopped for a picture at “The Three Marys.” Then...

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Jan 17, 2006 - Jungle Trip

Well I arrived back from the jungle yesterday to the huge pleasure of being able to put on some clean clothes that dont smell of river! we had such an awesome time in the jungle. we took a 6hr bus journey from quito down to a town called Tena, and then spent 3days rafting along a river which leads to the amazon (Rio Napo), the rafting mainly involved trying to captise or deflate other boats and fall in the dirty water as much as possible, in between rapids! We camped both nights on a random beach by the river and didnt see anyone but...

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Aug 3, 2005 - Arriving in the jungle town of Tena

"Every journey, honestly undertaken, stands a chance of taking us toward the place where our deep gladness meets the world's deep need," Parker J. Palmer. I spent five days in Quito exploring the city, getting to know a few locals, and trying to make a decision about where to go next. I knew I wanted to go to the Ecuadorian jungle. There were three towns I could start my jungle exploring from, and I couldn't make a decision. On the way to the Quito bus station, I decided to go to Tena. It was closer than Coca, and less dangerous than Lago...

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