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Roughcut 11: Chocolate

June 22nd, 2009 No comments

Julio and Angel retrieve some cacao (chocolate) pods for us to sample.

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Roughcut 10: Hot Springs

June 17th, 2009 No comments

Arlo, Alison, and Megan warm up in a teeny tiny hot spring.

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Roughcut 09: Naka Naka

June 15th, 2009 No comments

Alison spots a (possibly) poisonous snake in the trees overhead.

Our guides thought that it may be a naka naka (coral snake) before getting a closer look.  Afterwards, Julio called it a fer-de-lance (yikes!).  For all I know, it could be a non-venenomous tree snake, but they sure did treat it with a healthy respect!

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Roughcut 08: Jungle Camp

June 10th, 2009 No comments

Megan and Alison tell tales of our shipwrecked boat and the long walk to our camp.

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Roughcut 07: Swimming in the Amazon

June 8th, 2009 No comments

Alison and Megan talk about swimming in a river that cut through the jungle.

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Roughcut 06: Coca Plantation

June 3rd, 2009 No comments

Alison, Megan, and Arlo play with a blue and yellow macaw and learn a little bit about coca leaves at a plantation outside of Pilcopata.

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Roughcut 05: Cankles

June 1st, 2009 No comments

Arlo is ridiculed for his swollen “cankles.”

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Roughcut 04: Bug Bites

May 27th, 2009 No comments

Alison tries out a jungle remedy for vicious Amazon basin bug bites.

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Roughcut 03: Termites

May 25th, 2009 No comments

Megan is talked into eating from the “fresh and minty” termite mound.

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Roughcut 02: Centipede

May 22nd, 2009 No comments

Megan and Alison talk about holding a centipede on a night hike through the Amazon.

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