A trip down the amazon visiting the local bora tribe and a family with some pretty cool pets
28.08.2011 - 30.09.2011 38 °C
Today may have been one of the best days of my life besides the last day i saw my ankles haha. No but seriously today was EPIC.
we travelled to the port of Iquitos today where the river meets the amazon. This place is literally a shanty town but the people were some of the friendliest people yet proving the Beetles right 'all you need is love" haha.
Over looking the Port of Iquitos
Typical house on stilts as in the rainy season the water will rise have way up the stilts and this boat will also be a float
Anyways from the port we jumped on this dodgy wooden boat (mum it was dodgy but safe haha) and travelled down the amazon river
Typical Iquitos boat
On board our dodgy but safe boat haha
So many people fishing the amazon, i guess for their dinner
We arrived at Marcelo's house where he keeps a whole array of animals as free roaming pets. This was quite possibly the coolest 3 hours of my life, playing with the the baby monkeys and the sloth. I also met some more cute little kids who were eating something that resembled maggots of a seat but when they saw my camera they really wanted me to take a photo so they could look at themselves haha.
Exactly like a baby, doesnt want to be put down and eats chicken by sucking on it first, so flippin cute
This one i wanted to bring home
It's a sloth! Mumma sloth is named Wendy baby sloth is named Mary
Db having a little moment with the sloth's haha
They always look sleepy and happy as the fruit they live off is a bit like a drug for them. But arent they cute.
Today we found a even bigger anaconda, this one however hadn't been feed for awhile and was to heavy to hold.
Db struggled to hold this one as it used its weight to its advantage.
Ana flippin conda
This is the only turtle that can roll over if placed on back
Curious of the camera and seeing themselves in it
After we had spent some time with Marcelo and his "pets" it was back in the boat and further down the amazon to the village of the Bora Bora tribe.
Here we watched them do their traditional cultural dances (which also meant us joing in) and they showed us how to use their native blow gun, which was pretty impressive. Db also got conned into drinking all sorts of local drinks only to be told after he had drunk it that one was furmented monkey penis haha. They even brought out the bottle to show him. By the way they wait till the monkey dies before they cut off its wanga haha.
Cheif of the Bora Bora tribe
Db with a traditional blow gun
So with time a ticking it was once more into the boat as tonight we are off to watch Peru vs Ecuador in soccor.
So when i find out the result of the match i'll let you know which i don't know when that will be as we are heading out tomorrow somewhere in the mountains haha.
Keep on trucking and love ya all loads.
Sherry and Db