Bienvenidos a la Selva

Welcome to the jungle!

On Sunday, our last day in Cusco we explored the historic center of the city.  The day started quietly, with a coffee at Starbuck’s in Plaza de Armas and some skype time with my hubby.  Afterwards, several of the Craven CC crew met for lunch.  We needed sustenance to carry us through our craft market shopping spree.  We spent the afternoon wandering through the wares and ended the day at the Museo de Textiles.

Monday morning started a whole new adventure.  We left Cusco and flew into Puerto Maldonado.  From there we took a 2 hour boat ride down the Madre de Dios river to our jungle lodge.  EcoAmazonia Lodge in the Tambopata Ecological Reserve was lovely and rustic.  I do have to say, though, the shock of going from the cold dry weather of the Andean Mountains in Cusco to the hot humid jungle was shocking.  We spent the next 5 days living in thatch roofed huts with minimal niceties.  We only had electricity from 5:30pm to 10 pm in the evenings and no hot water at all.

While we were there we took several hikes through the Amazon Rainforest and paddled down the river and across a few lakes.  The flora and fauna were amazing.  I will tell you all about in next time, sleepy now!

Hasta Luego Amigos!

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Chair of Social Science, Humanities,
& Foreign Languages

Liberal Arts & University Transfer
Craven Community College

800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Email: bellaceroc@cravencc.edu
Phone: 252.638.7328
Fax: 252.638.3231

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