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Jul 27, 2012 - The Devil's tail and taffy

July 27th Up early and put our suitcases outside the romm and head for breakfast. A cloudy day but still quite warm. After payingthe tab at the front desk we made our way down the hill to the canoes, loaded up, and headed for the bus. The river was low but no problems were encountered. Passes gold panners and people fishing with nets, plus people carrying large jugs of water from the river back into the jungle, and, the inevitable laundry... Boarded the bus with no issues and started of on a long day. Stopped at several gas stations for...

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Jun 6, 2007 - Manteles Hacienda Ecuador

I was fortunate to luck in to a field trip with my amiga, Alejandra. Our 'job'was to 'hunt orchids' finding and photographing. We stayed at the property of her clients, the lovely hacienda Manteles. We spent a fantastic five days walking in the forest and hunting orchids. The hacienda, is an oasis with plenty of food for the soul. Big views of Volcan Tungarhura, big fire place, lovely people (Enrnesto, Raul & Cecil), the best shower in ecuador and they call that work!! By chance an Ecuadorian TV show was also staying at the property to...

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