Birthdays, waterfall chasing and a reality check

A series of birthdays January has been a month of birthdays in the family. Anthony (the 11-year-old)’s was on 10 January, Kevin (the 3-year-old)’s was on 16 January, and then mine a couple of days later. For Anthony’s birthday we had sopa de gallina (chicken soup) with freshly caught chicken, Continue Reading

Cuyabeno Nature Reserve: Yuca Bread, Sunsets and More Monkeys

On the last full day of my 4-day Nicky Amazon Lodge tour, we visited an indigenous community, made cassava bread and enjoyed a beautiful sunset over a lake. (Check out the events of Day 1 and Day 2 if you haven’t already!) New wildlife sightings In the early morning canoe Continue Reading

Nicky Lodge in Cuyabeno Nature Reserve – Jungle Walks and Canoe Rides

My first trip to the Amazon was on a 4-day tour with Nicky Lodge, their standard tour. The itinerary was quite packed, but I left feeling like I’d gotten a real feel for the largest, most diverse tropical rainforest in the world. Early morning canoe excursions Our days started really Continue Reading