Pampas what are these animals...fell in love with sloths though
19.05.2007 - 25.05.2007 22 °C
Next adventure here we come, off to the jungle. Who would have that you would find pampas, amazing salt lakes, amazon, altiplano all in one country...
Ok, off we went on a TAM plane (small military seater) and wow, a little bit scary to fly from an airport which is on 4000m. 45min later we were in a completely different world. The world of not being cold and being surrounded by palm trees. Nice one. Felt like being back in Asia or something like it. Greeted by our Israeli friends Hadas and Erez, we went straight to our agency to get booked on our 50 USD, 3 days, 2 nights Pampas tour. A couple of hours in a jeep (horrible, far too many bumps), but with nice new company (a danish couple - Mahdis and Filip), we got to our boat which was our new home for the next days, guided by Bismarck. This involved to start with swimming with pink dolphins. Obviously, i didn´t go swimming. The water was just too wet or something else...Nearly all our boat mates jumped in to enjoy the great creatures, but i just thought, forget this, there will soon be some aligators joining this lot, so i stayed safely on board. 3 hours later we made it to the Sunset bar. A bar in the jungle to recover mainly from sore bums and to enjoy an ice cold beer, mesmerizing about the events...beautiful jungle, great birds, turtles, awefull moscitoes. It took us another hour to get to the camp and thank god it was dark, as this camp was back to basics. Yes, there was a shower, but could it be used? The open air kitchen was right next to the river. I didn´t really bother looking in more detail once i saw the beds as there was some kind of a matress and a "used" (meaning bloody) moscito net. Well, Simon bought one on ebay, which is huge and takes most of his backpack (meaning he hasn´t got any space for clothes, meaning he always wears the same clothes...sorry, but i was supposed to turn mean at some point, or ???? ..what was my point, of course we haven´t used the mossie net once.
Ok, back to the pampas. Food was absolutely superb and once we recovered from the basic facilities we enjoyed the adventure, hunting for anacondas (i was nearly left without wellis walking through knee high jungle stuff), listening to howler and cappuchino monkies....AND making friends with alligators next to our kitchen. OH, Fun ! Some mates didn´t dare to go to the toilet in the night...it wasn´t me !
All in all, glad we survived it. Thanks to Cazza i now know that my new nickname "Sloth" is Faultier in German ! Thanks Si for your creativity !