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Mar 16, 2009 - Huasquila Lodge: Jumandy Caves and Home

Today was our last day at Huasquila so we decided to do the Jumandy caves that we had missed out on our first day. We felt there was no need for another jungle walk and my blisters from the day before were slightly killed me. Cecilia took us to the caves but I think she had forgotten to check with Luis the day before. He was there but he was wasted- at 10 in the morning- so we went with another guide. We put on more rubber boots, head lamps and just our bathing suits and headed into the deep dark caves filled with water, stalactites and...

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Mar 15, 2009 - Huasquila Lodge: Mondayacu Canyon Hike

Today we were going off on a big day hike up to the Mondayacu Canyon. It was cold and rainy so we suited up in our ponchos and headed off. Cecilia made sure we all had a nice big packed lunch and made sure that Quinn's portion was extra big. Big boys need extra food, she said. And then told Quinn that he could have 2 of everything for lunch but that once he got a girlfriend, he should limit himself to 1. He was ok with that and promised Cecilia. We met up with our guide Luis at the gates of the trail to Mondayacu and were joined by some...

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Mar 13, 2009 - Huasquila Lodge: Day 1

Into the Amazon today!!! Well we couldnt afford a lodge in the deep deep jungle but this one was luxurious, super fairly priced and full of activities available and included in the price. And well I did the 3 hour boat ride into the jungle when I was in Costa Rica and while an amazing experience, I didnt feel the need to reimmerse myself in the crazy, bug-filled, sticky-hot jungle. We got on the 5:30 am bus (UGHS) to Tena with Laura, seated in the front so that the constantly open door made us freeze to death. Luckily there were random...

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