Visiting with Friends
Trip Start Mar 14, 2004
285Trip End Ongoing
I arrived in Puyo with my friend Maria, whose mother and father are a nurse and doctor respectively and own a pharmacy. They put me up for free in one the nicest places I've stayed while traveling. It was a private thatch-roofed cabin surrounded by streams and jungle with monkeys yelling at each other in the distance. As the Brits would say, "this place is posh". I spent the next several days getting the guided tour of Puyo and entertaining Maria's mother, who speaks no english, with my mispronunciations in spanish. I know the words I want to use, usually, but I just say them wrong sometimes
Unfortunately, during a hike through the jungle, I twisted my ankle pretty bad. But this was no problem when in the company of a doctor and nurse with their own pharmacy. They even insisted I get an X-ray which was a free service from the military hospital nearby. In the end, the x-ray showed nothing and I got an Ace bandage and some anti-inflammatory meds for the low low price of nothing. But now I am stuck limping around and I need to decide on the best way for me to get to Peru.... do I take the river boat, which is going to be difficult... or just use buses and follow the well worn gringo trail to the border crossing?????
No pix til later... I need a computer with Windows XP to play nice with my camera and only Windows 98 is available.