Just a quick update from Lima.
After spending a long night on the floor of Heathrow, made a hell of a lot easier by 3am phonecalls and Ben Howards album on repeat, I got my flight to Lima. Flying in over the northern Amazon was awesome - the sheer size of this massive expanse of pristine tropical rainforest, and the vast amount of water that snakes its way over hundreds of kilometres, was enough to keep my nose glued to the plane window for 2 hours. We flew into Lima over pink and purple mountain tops, stretching just above the clouds in the setting sunlight.
I'm sharing my hostel dorm with an Aussie, a Canadian and an Irishman (sounds like the begginning of an awful joke...) who are lovely. My first night here I had a dream that I should be going North towards Colombia and Panama, instead of my original plan to go South to Bolivia and North Argentina. Believing more than ever now in signs, and hearing how cold La Paz could get, I made the decision the next morning to follow my gut and head north to the Caribbean sea.
Thank God I've had that to keep me occupied because besides chatting, drinking and praying for the thickest cloud cover I've ever seen in my life to make way for sunshine, there's not much to do in Lima!
On Sunday I travel north to an Amazonian village called Curimana, to volunteer at Esperanza Verde wildlife rehabilitation centre for 2 weeks. I'll have no electricity let alone internet access - so no blogging for a while! Will update when I get back, along with photo's.
Can't wait to be a jungle monkey! That's if I ever get there - with dodgy directions that include "ask the taxi to drop you by the river, then take the boat owned by the man with the long beard"... and little to no knowledge of Spanish... this could be interesting...