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The view of the Tumbes river on the back.

I did my career study (environmental ingenieer) in Peru. And one thing you will have all the time, are the trips. This was the best trip I did there. We took a bus and went to the top of the north of Peru... we went to Piura and Tumbes.

In the way we stayed in Zorritos, Puerto Pizarro and went to the national park Cerros de Amotape.

The amazing thing of this place is that you can see the sea and river nature. There is a place where the tumbes river meet the pacific ocean.

Have to tell that in the north of Peru, the coast is sooo thinny that  you can see the highland forest, and in a couple of hours you will find the rainforest.

The typical vegetation on the river are the Mangles. This trees have high roots, wich serves as ecosystem to the ñamy black shells and crabs. On the raining season, you wouldn be able to see the roots, just in the warm season.

To get the crabs out of the mud, people need special gloves, so long until the shouldern, and people put the arm so deep they can, and try to get them. It really takes a lot of work and technick.

For luck, there are many organization which try to make this activity sustainable. At least we still have shells, crabs, birds, so it looks it is working. Clap clap for this people.

Something interesting to see to is the crocodile farm. The tumbes cocrodile is one of the biggest you might find in Peru.

kerisina says:
lol, I mean the black shells are delicius !!! I like them with lemon, salt, and pepper. :)
Posted on: Jan 20, 2010
huibdos says:
Do you mean with ñamy that they are delicious?
I am looking forward to your recipies for cocodrilo de la parilla:)
Posted on: Jan 20, 2010
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