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Long & Unpleasant Bus Ride Through The Pampas

Another long and boring bus ride through the vast Pampa with nothing to see but grazing cows, Argentina

Another long and boring bus ride through the vast Pampa with nothing to see but grazing cows, Argentina

Back in Posada we spent most of the afternoon in an Internet café to escape the heat, before we started our 1.000 kilometer bus journey to Rosario. There we managed to find reasonably priced online tickets to the Easter Islands, Tahiti and Rarotonga, after a travel agency in Posada gave us an absurdly expensive quote. Continue Reading →

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Capybaras, Caimans, Monkeys & Others

Black Caiman (Paleosuchus Trigonatus) - This one was more than 4 meters long! La Pampa, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

Black Caiman (Paleosuchus Trigonatus) – This one was more than 4 meters long! La Pampa, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

Visiting La Pampa here is done by boat, and you get to see a very diversified fauna: Capybaras, Caimans large and small, many kinds of Monkeys, Turtles, a huge variety of Birds and with some luck Anacondas. The one animal you want to avoid are the mosquitoes – millions of them attack at random, you may spend a whole afternoon without being bothered and the next morning can be hell; nothing helps, repellents, long sleeves, we did it all, and despite we are both covered by terribly itching bites of all sizes. Continue Reading →

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A Few Days In “La Pampa”

 

Capybara (Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris), the largest rodent in the world - This one was more than one meter long! La Pampa, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

Capybara (Hydrochoerus Hydrochaeris), the largest rodent in the world – This one was more than one meter long! La Pampa, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

The Amazon Basin around Rurrenabaque is divided into two distinct zones: the “Selva” or Rain Forest of Madidi National Park, and the Municipal Reserve of the Pampa of the River Yacuma, a large, flat area of swamps along this river which is used for the excursions by boat. Most tourists head for the “Pampa”, because that is THE place to see animals: lots of different birds of course, Capybaras, Caimans, many kinds of Monkeys, Turtles and if you are lucky, Anacondas. Continue Reading →

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