Tag Archives: rainforest

Into the Amazon

Last month I was fortunate enough to be able to have the trip of a life time that started in the Peruvian Amazon and ended high in the Andes exploring Machu Picchu. Less fortunately I was struck quite ill from the experience. That, on top of general life things and a cross country road trip I’ve been less than active on Endangered Living.  Continue reading Into the Amazon

Tacugama

Monday, May 25th, 2014

 

The couch was a bad idea. When a thunderstorm took out the power one of the staff took it upon himself to open the front door to our bungalow, presumably to let in some of the cool air brought by the storm. However a refreshing breeze was not the only thing that made it’s way into our living room. I awoke at around 3 a.m. to a loud buzzing in my ears. I was covered in insects.

Our view from the Bungalow in Tacugama
Our view from the Bungalow in Tacugama

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The flight

So begin my tales from Africa. I will be pulling entries from my journal I kept while I was there, so hopefully I can bring you, as a reader, as fully into the experience as I possibly can.

 

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Four days ago I was sitting at my college graduation in Dallas, and now, I am on an airplane. Granted there has been a flight in-between, I moved out of my house, back to Florida, and packed away my life into a giant backpack, but sitting here on this plane, it’s like I’ve just blinked.

Graduation Day
Graduation Day

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odd animal profile: okapi

It’s a zebra! No! It’s an antelope! No! It’s a giraffe! No! It’s an okapi!

There are not a lot of animals as strange as the okapi, with its black and white stripes, 12 inch long purple-prehensile tongue and its red goo it secretes from it’s skin.

 

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