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Stories and Tips Tena

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Day 5 - A Little White Lie

Written by Shady Ady on 31 Mar, 2007

This was the last full day I was going to experience in the jungle, departing at 5am the next morning in order for fellow tour members to reach Lago Agrio in time to catch their scheduled flight back to Quito. As we were yet to…Read More


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Day 4 - A Scaly Attack

Written by Shady Ady on 31 Mar, 2007

I awoke upon my fourth day in the jungle to find that the water levels had risen by half a metre or so overnight. This might have been nice if we were venturing down a shallow river, but today our tour group was going in…Read More


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Day 3 - Hunters and Thieves

Written by Shady Ady on 31 Mar, 2007

After a satisfying sleep and probably my first lie in since coming to Ecuador seven months earlier, today's main activity was a jungle walk, where I was hoping we would get to see a huge variety of jungle wildlife close at hand.Things got off to a…Read More


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Day 1 - Guerrilla Territory

Written by Shady Ady on 31 Mar, 2007

If following any of the security advice from the British government web pages (www.fco.gov.uk), then I would never have undertaken a trip to Reserve Faunistica Cuyabeno, an area of 'pristine' natural beauty situated in the north east of Ecuador, deep in Sucumbios Province. A province…Read More


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Day 6 - Walnut Bladder

Written by Shady Ady on 31 Mar, 2007

I'm not a big fan of early starts to the day, so having to wake at 4am on my last day in the jungle wasn't something I was really looking forward to. In fact it was quite an easy accomplishment and in a way I…Read More


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Day 2 - Smoking Shamans

Written by Shady Ady on 31 Mar, 2007

The first full day of my jungle adventure was not spent searching for pink dolphins and anacondas, but instead visiting a local indigenous Siona community and a nearby Shaman, coined as one of the most famous in all of Ecuador. Having wanted to have an…Read More


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