Monkeys and tree frogs and caymens, oh my! The past couple days at The Shiripuno Lodge have been nothing short of incredible.
Isabelle named a baby. Alec hit his target with a blowgun on the first shot. Renee loved practicing her Spanish with the natives. Dylan climbed a tree, Waorani style. Layla stalked wild boar. Marco bat hung over the river. Ivana came within inches of one of the deadliest snakes in the Amazon. Paul was renamed Eko, or the watcher.
We tubed down the Amazon in a torrential downpour, ate phenomenal food, exchanged culture with the natives, and wouldn’t trade who we were doing it with for the world.
We started off everyday with a hike in the forest, each day discovering something new and experiencing the serenity of being one with nature.
Today, going back to Coca, one of the most congested cities, has opened our eyes to the power of the isolated forest. Every one of us will take our experiences from Shiripuno to heart with the goal of living more sustainably for ourselves and for the environment as a whole.
Now we are on our way to Tena, to continue our journey in this magnificent place!