Peru, Colombia, and Brazil in One Morning

Trip Start Aug 20, 2007
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Trip End Jul 04, 2008


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Sunday, October 21, 2007

After our stay in the jungle we headed back down to Pevas to catch a boat going down to the triborders area of Peru, Brazil, and Colombia. 24 hours later of hammocking out on the boat. I actaully finished two books. They were very thick, no pictures, little letters and about life in Afganistan. Very sad books but they didnīt darken my mood. I was about to enter a country I have dreaming about for decades- Brazil.
Brazil and Colombia have two towns that have joined together over a porous border. Motocycles and scooters zip between the two countries. I have never seen so many motorcycles at one time, no choppers though. Women wear very little which is good because itīs very hot. It rains everyday. The river is the lifeblood to these border towns.
Dad and I decided to find a tour for our last day together. After our 4th stop we found a canopy tour outside of Leticia, Colombia. We found ourselves harnessed up with gear standing beneath a massive 120 foot tree with a rope dangling down. Long story short- Dad said a curse word (2nd time in his life) during a moment of desperation, I pulled my right bicep, lots of laughing, lots of speed, lots of sweat,  life flashed before dadīs eyes twice, more laughing, lots of yelling, and poisonous snakes.
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Hi Kalvin:) boy was I glad to see Dad again. Especially after his adventure climbing the tree. The expression on his face said it all. Pure terror and fatigue.

Old Man River---it just keeps rolling along. Are you bored yet? I love looking at your pictures and hearing your voice and laughter on the videos. Stay safe and know you are missed in this part of the world. Mom

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