Day 11: Monday, october 19th
Early wake-up again, to the airport. We fly to Puerto Maldonaldo today, in the
middle of the jungle.
On the map this is only a little part of the Brazilian jungle. But
out of the window of our plane, all we see is trees!
With our new guide, we visit a fruit-market in Puerto Maldonaldo. Very
nice things (but I don't dare to eat everything).
It's even hotter and moistyer than I thought!
In a hotel we change clothes and we get
anti-musketo liquid. It feels a little bit burning, especially on my
sun-burned face. I wash it off there.
It takes three hours by boat to
get at our lodge in the jungle. The trees along the river are quite boring
after just a little time. We do some nice birds from time to time. On the
water it's much cooler, and that's much better!
The lodge is really beautiful.
You get there from the river through a small path. There are
four large huts: one for living and cooking and three for sleeping.
We don't have hot water, but we
have streaming water. In the afternoon we have a walk
through the bush for about an hour. There are really a
lot of muskito's!! They say all the time that there is
no risk of malaria here. I hope so, because I didn't
take any malaria-pills. The Dutch health-centre said
they weren't necessary, but other group-members were
said that it was very important to take them.
Femke is sick and has a few. When she
walks back to the lodge, the guide sends his mate with her for safety.
It seems to be dangerous here. I'm glad our guide has a big
Sunset is beautiful here. It takes much more time than
in the mountains. There it's just *pew* and it's dark. I think it depends on
the amount of moisture in the air.
In the lodge, we get a delicious dinner: chicken, rice, potatoes, salad, soup,