Day 2 in the amazon and my cold still won’t give up. I can’t miss out on the days activities so I take some medicine and go out. Today it is a boat ride to a nature walk to a lake where we do some fishing.
During one of our hikes we finally see a sloth. He is way up there hanging out.
We go on a boat ride to do some fishing. We see some birds, butterflies, and otters during our commute.
A piranha is what you will find. We are getting a demonstration of those teeth.
The women on the boat trip tend to be the excellent fishermen. This is me with my catch.
The chef cooks up our fish to enjoy. Not much meat but most of the fish is edible. It is like a crunchy snack.
Later in the day we do a hike to see the tree canopy from the fire tower. It is so peaceful from the top.
What breath taking views!!
Lastly before bed we do one more boat tour to see caiman (the amazon version of the alligator/crocodile). They are just sitting around and being lazy. I am sort of jealous.
This is pretty much the end of my trip. I start feeling progressively worse during the trip back (long boat ride, mini-bus ride, and flight back to Lima).
Once I got to Lima things got progressively worse. I tried to get some medicine but pharmacists weren’t very help. I think they ended up giving me a random antibiotic but only two of them. Plus my eyes was starting to get swollen and difficult to open. I was wondering how I was going to navigate the airport the next day if I was blind as well.
Fortunately I was able to get home again but it took me about 4 weeks to finally beat this cold that I picked up. Oh what we will go through to travel!!!