Amazon - Peru 2007

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An amazing trip down 700 miles of the Amazon River on a Tulane University Alumni trip.

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Amazon - Peru 2007

  1. 1. Peru 2007
  2. 2. Lima
  3. 3. Private Home in Lima
  4. 4. We begin our 700 Mile Sailing Adventure Along the Amazon
  5. 5. We Each Planted Trees To Replenish The Rain Forest
  6. 6. We crossed eight suspended canopy bridges about 60-90 feet over the forest floor
  7. 7. We visited a “Shaman” in this special structure Shamans work with the spirit or the soul. They heal illness at the soul level. They gain knowledge and insight from working with the spirits of nature such as rocks and trees, the land, and they gain knowledge from working with spirits of animals and humans such as their ancestors. For the shaman everything is alive.
  8. 8. We were each “Blessed”
  9. 9. and “Purified”
  10. 10. Our Home on the Amazon
  11. 11. Cargo Vessel
  12. 12. Typical Daily Schedule
  13. 13. Piranha Fishing
  14. 14. The Birth of Giant Lilly Pads
  15. 15. Our Phenomenal Peruvian Guide Rolando
  16. 16. One of our fellow travelers grew up in the swamps of Mississippi and Louisiana. He just had to get into the Amazon waters.
  17. 17. Amazon Bird Nests
  18. 18. Abundant Amazon Wildlife
  19. 19. We Visited Several Remote River Villages
  20. 20. The Entire Kitchen. These Villagers live on Piranha and Bananas.
  21. 21. We Visited Their Brand New Government Built School
  22. 22. Local Catfish Sold for Export
  23. 23. Sugar Cane Press Rig
  24. 24. Local Girl with Her Pet Monkey
  25. 25. “Bootleg” Alcohol Plant Deep in the Amazon
  26. 26. Cutting Our Way Through the Thick Rain Forest
  27. 27. Yes, We Ran Into Local Snakes
  28. 28. And Huge Bugs and Insects. This one is as large as my hand!
  29. 29. Caiman Encounter During Nighttime Field Trip
  30. 30. Our Other Peruvian Guide Ricardo
  31. 31. These are the “gaiters” we wore to protect against snake bites while trekking in the rain forest. (Before a Hike)
  32. 32. After a Hike
  33. 33. There’s a lot of mud in the rain forest.
  34. 34. We say Goodbye to the Amazon at Dawn

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