Out Into The Great Unknown
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Early in the morning, we quietly took what ever supplies we could from the kitchen without anybody knowing and climbed into a dug out canoe and set off into the great unknown that our guide hopefully knows quite well...
It was at this point we began to question our choice with our guide seeing as we didn't exactly hire him from a reputable travel agent or anything! The language barrier was beginning to show its face also despite his claimed ability to speak Portuguese, French, English, Spanish and German.
We set off just 3 men in a boat rowing along the mighty Amazon. I have been on this river for the last week and it still amazes me everytime I look out over the edge of the boat at the jungle surrounding me. After a few hours we stopped, brought the boat a shore and put all our supplies on our backs before setting off on foot for the next few weeks.
After several long hot hours of marching and fighting our way through the jungle, we eventually came to what Deuzimar, our guide, called a clearing that would be our home for the night. We cleared away much of the overgrowth and hung up our hammocks and set about cooking a meal fight for a tribal king or least some travel weary Europeans.
Jungle life is amazing, despite the large insects that insisted on following me everywhere with the intention of eating me when I'm not looking!