The second time I rode a motorbike, I only crashed into a tree once. The first time I had fallen off, scarring my stomach; so my skills had obviously improved somewhat. I was staying in the Pantanal, a corner of … Continue reading
I went to the jungle hoping to see a number of wild animals, particularly those only found in South America.
I wasn´t disappointed.
On a farm in the Pantanal I stayed for three days with a non-English speaking guide and got to see caiman (alligators), capybara (so noble, yet funny-looking), armadillo, a cobra, frgos, lizards, a crab, red-striped mammals that I don´t know the English name for, and strange dog-like foxes. As well as about a million mosquitoes.
The trip was really fun; we went on a boat tour, night walks to see the wildlife, attempted to learn to milk a cow, actually learnt to ride a motorbike (!), went horseriding and lazed around in hammocks.