24 Jun Lord of the Gringos: A weekend deep in the Amazon
Written by Connor, 2014, Peru Amazon Adventure
Howdy, y’all, Connor here to bring you the next section of our scintillating series! So grab your reading glasses and your scotch glass(es) (optional, but definitely recommended) and prepare yourself for the next installment of the Lord of the Gringos Amazon Adventure!
We had been working in Pampachica for a couple of days, sawing boards, nailing boards, sanding boards, painting boards and all other sort of board related activities and although everyone on the trip was stoked to continue doing such important work we had become slightly board. So, for a nice change of pace and to gain a little appreciation of the majesty of the rain forest our fearless leaders thought it would be a good idea to go as far down the Amazonian rabbit hole as it would take us.
We spent the first day trying to find sloths and dolphins while learning more about the conservation efforts that Carlos, the oldest, and his family were performing in his riverside town. After getting settled in, having a little rice and beans, we hit the hay and awoke with mostly fresh faces (at least the ones who managed to avoid the mosquito menace). We split into two groups to go on a jungle trek.
The One-Eyed Simian