Rurrenabaque - Day 1 - Flight before Pampas tour
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Got on the flight in La Paz at about 4 pm in the afternoon, it's a bit of a weird site at the Rurrenabaque end as the landing strip is just this green clearing in the middle of the jungle, it feels like you're landing on a football field! The aircraft is not big, and a bit shaky, so you might want to have those motion sickness tablets ready if you don't fly well :) I think it was about a 20 seater plane, could be wrong...
We were greeted by the Jaguar tour people and driven in to town, I'm not quite sure how you'd get in to town if you're tour guide didn't meet you, since there don't seem to be a lot of options, the little hut that is the airport doesn't have much to it.
Rurrenabaque is a laid-back little town, it reminded me a lot of south-east asia in that way. A few little shops, dusty streets, dogs wandring around that ort of thing
It was also probably in south-east asia that I found myself worshipping the porcelain gods...without too much thinking I had ordered the lasagne. So here's a little travel lesson, the more mincy a meat is, the more surface area it is, and the more likely it is to get bugs.....I got some bugs and was happy to not be staying in a dorm room that night....
The place I stayed was nice enough, Hotel el Balsera, 25 bolivianos a night with a private bathroom.