Day 21 So, before I start, I need to put one thing straight. I am terrible in the mornings. I mean, not so much the grumpy factor, but I just can’t form a sentence together for an hour or so after waking up (ask Nicole, she had to converse with a zombie for two weeks Read more
Day 17 An early start from Tumbaca on the bus was awaiting us, and with a predicted eight-hour journey we all braced ourselves, hoping we would miraculously arrive there in half the time. After what seemed like an eternity we finally stopped for a wee stop halfway through our journey. Now, this may sound Read more
Day 13 There’s nothing that makes you feel that tad more disgusting on a Monday morning than a quick wet wipe shower. Today was our last day of project work in Camp Esmeraldas, so off we went to Cacha, even more determined to finish what we’d started, even if we had to work ‘till Read more
DAY 9 Today was our first R&R (rest day) – so we had the chance to chill and basically do what we wanted for the day. So, the obvious thing to do was catch a boat across a wild river, into a dense and hidden waterfall that seemed untouched by humans and like a Read more
I mean, it was inevitable. We were going to encounter a not-so-nice critter at some point… just not all at once… Day 5 If you’ve ever wondered if Ecuadorians like to party on a Saturday night, you should’ve seen our faces on the following Sunday morning after a few hours sleep. When you sleep in Read more
“Today I’m leaving for the Amazon… I can’t read a map… I’m not particularly fond of flying… I’m going to the Amazon. What am I doing?” were my thoughts on the morning of our departure. Don’t get me wrong; I was so excited and was talking about the trip with everyone and anyone, but for a Read more
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