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Peru – The #Amazon

September 14, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Our final leg of the journey found us visiting the Amazon. The Amazon actually accounts for about 50% of Peru’s land area, but only about 5-10% of its population because it is so inaccessible. We went to a place called Puerto Maldonado (by plane) and spend three nights in a VERY different climate and environment compared with the alpine Andes. Monkeys, oversized insects, and crazy sounding birds met us for 24hrs of the day.

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  1. jane
    September 16, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Jared…..welcome back. Amazing photos. So pleased you have obviously had an amazing time away. Blessings.

  2. Tribeless
    September 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Great photos. The two parrot shots are stunners, you have a very good eye for composition … sorry to get boring, but this is the boredom blog – what camera do you have?

    Looking at the slide show almost makes me want to go there … well, other other than for the insects, ants, and general discomfort .. um, thank goodness for photos 😉

    • Jared
      September 18, 2011 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks. I’m shooting with a Canon 500D.

  3. PK - Australian Expat in CH
    September 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Your photos are breathtaking. 🙂

  4. Rosanne
    April 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Hi
    Just a quick word to say how much I admire you getting out and travelling in spite of your health. I had a right hemicolorectomy (plus the removal of 21 infected lymph nodes) in November and am currently on cycle 6 of an 8-cycle oxaliplatin and capecitebine treatment. You are an inspiration and I intend to do something similar. My husband is off to a conference in Mexico in August and I plan to go with him (we hope to visit Guatemala as well). Hopefully I will be over the (somewhat gruelling) side effects of the chemo by then/no more tumours will pop up in the meantime to prevent me going.
    Rosanne (Wellington)

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