In Part One, I shared my adventures of arriving in the Amazon, Piranha fishing and late night crocodile spotting. Today, I am back with part two.
We awoke to the most beautiful sunrise. All sunrises are beautiful, but there is definitely something even more special about sunrises in nature as there is nothing to block them out and it somehow feels even more serene. So it was back in the boat to row into the sunrise, which was incredibly spectacular. The sunset almost looks unreal in these photos, like I’ve photoshopped in a mirror image. But this is really how the still water looked.
Once back on dry land we packed up our bags and headed off for our rainforest walk. Hearing all the creatures, taking in the damp wet smell and admiring the towering trees. *Look away now if you don’t like spiders, or scroll down very quickly*
Then our guided spotted a tarantula, and picked it up (eeeeek!) I’m fine with spiders but the thought of picking up a tarantula is pretty terrifying. Especially if you look closely as you can see the poison dripping from the fangs, can you see it?! Oh my! We moved quickly on! Had a swim under a mini waterfall and tucked into dinner. Our guide then told us we had to have our hammocks slightly higher up in this part of the forest, in case a panther comes during the night (!!)
We woke up without having been visited by a panther, thankfully. But our guide did tell us that he stays awake during most of the night, just in case! We walked back through the forest the next morning and ended our trip by making traditional Amazon artefacts – panpipes and an arrow type thing, which is traditionally used to hunt birds – I definitely didn’t use it for that! Whilst admiring a rain storm from a far!
Would you like to visit the Amazon?
The post I am highlighting from last week was written by Jessi from Two Feet, One World, all about the thirty countries she has visited and her memories from all of them. Go and check it out, if you haven’t already 🙂 It’s the perfect post for lots of travel inspiration.
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