Life on the Rio Amazonas. Leticia I've found to be a vibrant and interesting small town. Quite different from anything I'd expected. Homes teeter on stilts along the river banks and most resident's livelihood depends on small, wooden long boats.- for getting around, working as a water taxi, or bringing fruits and other goods in from neighbouring Brazil and Peru. It's a melting pot of the 3 cultures and every July all three bisecting countries meet together to share their food, dress, dance, and culture in a huge celebration of Amazonian diversity. I find this town like nowhere else on Earth.
The Amazon is easily one of the most special, beautiful places we have on this incredible planet. Today we set sail.. errr.. oar.. and spent 9 hours exploring the rivers, lakes, and flooding-season watery jungles of the Colombian Amazonas. A life dream come true, one of the most magical experiences of my lifetime. Many, many, more photos to come. ??
Where are we? We are the blue dot.. a small town called Leticia, one of the most remote towns in the world. Accessible only by air or riverboat, with no connecting roads. We are right at the point where Colombia borders Peru and the Brazilian state of Amazonas. The Amazon river runs through bisecting Colombia from Peru, and the Amazon rainforest surrounds us.
Surreal and amazing way to spend my birthday. Views from the treehouse bed, many stories high in the treetops of the Amazon, with not another person or building in sight. Just us, and a small army of lovely little bats roosting in the eaves. So many sounds, creatures, and amazing nature. Also (surprisingly) even a little phone signal here and there to share my experience.