our intro to dugout canoe travel
Most Magnificent Pair: Manu and Machu Picchu
Took an amazing walk through the forest before dinner. Leaf-cutter ants were absolutely everywhere -huge, fat paths of hundreds of them each carrying a leaf to their nest - so cute. There were trails on logs, going up trees, and everywhere. Never have seen anything like this. Was so exciting to see saddle-backed tamarins and dusky titi monkeys and red howler monkeys. Saw very strange cicada chimneys and army ants too. Seems so strange to be eating dinner in the tropical rain forest in a fleece, because the 'frijoles' is here. A joke in our group because I called the cold front 'beans'. Actually the cold front is called 'friajes'. Wonder if it will continue to be cold tomorrow. Can't wait to see more, but 5 h in the boat will be long.