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Jun 7, 2009 - Amazon - Day 4 and 5

Day 4 began by an early wake up to go to ExploroNapo to go see the canopy walkway. This canopy walkway is set up in the trees so that you can look down on all the trees and the amazon. Apparently it was built by the same people who made the ziplines in Costa Rica (which I - Karen - did with my family a couple of yrs ago) Pretty cool! The day was HUMID and so we were sweating a ton by the time we walked through the forrest to the first of many platforms. Ah yes the walkway - basically they were ladders which had been placed horizontally with...

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Jun 5, 2009 - Amazon - Day 3

Day 3 started out with a sleep in to 7:30 am, unfortunately I decided that I wanted to do the drums that morning to wake everyone up. They had these two huge hollowed out logs and beating sticks which you needed to smash the logs with to wake everyone up. I smashed, and smashed some more, but the sound was no where near how the locals did it. They then took them away to smash themselves and show me how it is done. I did it for round 3 and was much better. Karen was proud of me. After breakfast we went out on the crash boat to get ourselves...

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Jun 4, 2009 - Amazon - Day 1 and 2

Ok... this entry is to cover our Amazon experience. We woke up to our pick up at 730 in the morning. After boarding the bus, and then the boat, we realized quickly that we were probably the only young people going to the lodge. It was cool though becuase we got our own guide, Renillo Vasquez. He grew up in the jungle until he was 11, when he was sent to live with his uncle in some mining camps. He learned English and has been living in Iquitos for about 20 years, and has been a guide for 16. We really liked him as a guide, he was awesome....

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