Aug. 23rd, 2008

devi: (sunhead)
Just a brief hello. I've been back out in the jungle for the last few days, living in a little palm-thatched cabin, writing and thinking, staring at the moon and the patterns the tree silhouettes make against the blue-green night sky, listening to songs in pitch darkness. I´ve been washing myself knee-deep in rivers as torrential rain comes down, pouring off the points of the waxy leaves. I decided I wasn´t going to go south and do the whole Gringo Trail thing after all. It was a tough decision, but I didn´t want to leave the forest. This is the part that really means something to me and I wanted to explore it more. Tomorrow I´m going to see the place where "the Amazon is born", where two rivers come together and you can climb a tower to see two colours of water merging at the confluence. There´s a town there which isn´t even mentioned in the Lonely Planet. I are hardcore traveller.

I would like to say more, but I am a zombie today. I had to get up really early to catch the local bus into town so I could confirm my flight out. Half an hour´s hike through the forest, then 50 kilometres strap-hanging on a rickety bus with Peruvian pop turned up way loud and the roof piled with sacks of rice and bunches of bananas. It was packed with locals holding armfuls of melons or armfuls of baby. It was an adventure in its own right. But I need to sleeeep. I´m heading back now and then I shall sleep in my hammock. Hammocks = awesome.

It´s all good. Even the mosquitoes have stopped biting. Talk to you soon.

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