Winding down our fabulous three-week trip to Peru, we knew beforehand that after the fun-but-hectic itinerary we'd need a couple of days to relax and unwind before we came home.
The Amazon jungle is an incredible place, so far removed from our normal life that it often felt like we'd been transported to another planet, another time.
Here's your trivia question for the day...What is a large group of parrots called? I had no idea...it's called a "pandemonium"! Crazy! I tried posting this video yesterday of the clay lick we hiked to in Peru, but the website got all wonky and I got frustrated and removed it. So thought I'd try it again, all by its lonesome. Enjoy the pandemonium!
Our third day in Peru's Manu National Park began very early, leaving before daybreak at 5:20 am. in the boat to beat the parrots that come each morning to this clay lick.
Despite our rugged accommodations, both Kim and I slept like the proverbial babies (not like REAL babies who, as I recollect, don't sleep all that well) and were rearing to go the next morning.
God blessed us with a beautiful spring (Peru is in the southern hemisphere, remember...) morning as we flew from Lima's international airport into the small airport of Iquitos in north eastern Peru to begin our first jungle adventure.
Iquitos is the world's largest city that cannot be reached by road, being linked to the outside world only by boat or air.