711. Peru Trip | Amazon Rainforest Trek

Amazon jungle
We've been back for a few weeks now and I still go through moments of really missing being in the Amazon and on vacation in general. I enjoy making these posts though to relive it in a way. This is the final post of the Amazon (for now). After this I will go back and finish the rest of the posts from the other cities.

On our second last day, we went on a long walk through a rainforest in a new area. I really loved it. It was exactly how I pictured an Amazon rainforest to be like. Thick with vegetation and a LOT (!!!) of insects. That part I didn't like.

Can you spot our guide in the photo above?

Amazon Jungle
We arrived on the banks of the actual Amazon river, and pulled up to this tiny village. During wet season, the water level goes up several meters and the bridge is absolutely necessary. It was pretty rickety.

house in the Amazon jungle
The chief of the village lives in this house. To the left corner you can see a very small white cat.

small white cat
It was so tiny and dirty :(

Amazon Jungle house
Amazon livestock
Amazon Jungle
The cat is also in this photo in case you miss it.

despacito Amazon
Ready to enter the rainforest!

Amazon Jungle Walk
This one felt more "wild" than any of the others we've explored.

Amazon Jungle Trek
Amazon rainforest walk
Amazon rainforest walk
house in the Amazon jungle
About an hour into the walk we reached this house. The owners were not there (according to our guide they were probably out hunting for animals such as armadillos, anteaters, monkeys, birds etc). They are a very young family. The father is only 22 years old while the mother is 16. They have a 2 year old child. They happily live here in isolation. On the bottom is the kitchen and the top level is where they sleep (I didn't even notice the '2nd floor' at first). The oven for cooking is on the left. They had a pack of very skinny and underfed dogs, a lot of chickens, roosters and ducks..and a bunch of trees containing different fruits surrounding the property. Whenever I travel I love observing how the local people live. It's so interesting to me, especially people who actually live in the Amazon and are completely self-sustainable. Quite a difference to life in the city.

house in the Amazon
banana trees Amazon
Banana tree

Blue Morpho butterfly
Blue Morpho butterfly
This is a Blue Morpho butterfly. I was trying unsuccessfully to take a good shot of its open wings when I turned around and saw our guide had caught one for us lol

house in the Amazon jungle
Nearing the end of our walk..we came across another home.

exotic fruits from The Amazon
Exotic fruits. Our guide cut one for us to try.

fruit from the Amazon
It didn't taste like much. Maybe a slight lychee taste.

interesting clouds
kids from the Amazon
The kids were really curious about us and followed us around near the end. I think they are not used to getting visitors.

Amazon fish nets
This man is completely blind in both eyes and spends his days making and fixing fish nets by feel/touch.

Amazon man
Canalito rum The Amazon
We visited a rum factory and had lunch there.

Peruvian lunch
There were a couple cats on the property. I shared most of my lunch with them.



710. Toronto | CNE 2019

CNE Toronto
Taking a quick break from the Peru posts! Visiting the CNE is a yearly tradition for me. I've been going at least once every year for as far back as I can remember. I didn't get a chance to last year since I was in Europe during those weeks (I was a bit sad to have missed it!) but this year it started once we got back from our trip. I love going in the evening and taking photos of everything with all the lights. I went on opening night with my boyfriend, then again a couple days after with my mom and sister.

CNE is on until next weekend (September 2), ending with the annual Air Show. I will try to go again next weekend as well to see it.

If you are interested in visiting this week, the hours can be found here: CNE Hours. A general admission ticket is $19.99.

CNE Toronto
CNE Polar Express
This is my favourite ride! It's probably the only ride I actually enjoy. My sister and I used to go on all the time.

CNE Toronto
CNE Toronto
CNE Toronto
food at the CNE
CNE lantern festival Marco Polo
Lantern installations: Legends of the Silk Road come to Light

CNE lantern festival animals
CNE lantern festival
CNE lantern festival fairies
Jack and the Beanstalk CNE lantern festival
Atlas Holding the World CNE lantern festival
Hansel and Gretel CNE lantern festival
In case I didn't post enough alpacas from Peru..

alpaca CNE
alpaca CNE
CNE food
These "Fiesta Fries" were soooo good.

CNE ice cream waffle
I get an ice cream waffle on almost every visit.

CNE Toronto
CNE Toronto
CNE Toronto

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