Girl vs. Mouse-Tailed Bat in the kitchen.
Thanksgiving weekend in Lima with the Iquitos family AND Fulbright family. Beautiful.
Toby, the closest thing I can find to Mr. Jones
Found taco shells and tortillas in the grocery store aka MEXICAN COOKING NIGHT!
page 9, y’all
posted for obvious reasons.
Pacaya Samiria continued
Over the weekend I went to the Amazonian slice of paradise called Pacaya Samiria Reserve. It’s Peru’s largest nature reserve where endangered animals roam and swim freely without the threat of being hunted. So boating along the Yanayaku river, which translates to ‘black waters’ was pretty much like this: heaps of pink and grey dolphins swimming alongside the boat, butterflies of every color and design fluttering around, prehistoric birds to colorful macaws and toucans darting across the river from tree to tree, turtles chillin’ on logs, and iguanas roaming the banks. And the water is actually black! My four days staying in a small community there, called Buenos Aires, was definitely “roughin’ it” but it was one of the most amazing experiences ever.
Highlights: tarantula and cayman hunting at night, finding 2 tarantulas on my back and leg after crawling under brush to spot a land alligator, swimming in the black water with piranas and pink dolphins, catching 3 piranas and releasing them, watching our guide, Puma, machete his way through the density of the virgin jungle, pink dolphin spotting, hiking in the jungle during a torrential rainstorm and seeing the blue macaws flock home after, swinging on Tarzan vines, hearing howler monkeys fighting, jungle cooking…
Downside: 200+ mosquito bites… WITH repellent. Guess that’s the name of the game.
Walked out on to the roof to find a beautiful Guacamayo chillin’ out across the way. Magical.
Despite the long strike, my students are still studying either outside in the plaza or at my house. Education never sleeps! Love them.