Hey guys so its been a while since I last wrote and quite a lot has happened. The bus journey I was just about to go on last time got cancelled so we had to get a later bus ad then change at some random destintion and as I stepped off the bus to switch my ankle gave way and I sprained it which was a little annoying and painful but it is better now. We arrived in Lima later than we thought so we just had a chill day before setting off to Iquitos and the AMAZON.
The Amazon was amzing I absolutely loved it as on the first day we had a walk in the jungle and saw lots of bugs and birds which was cool. Then we got to go to this zoo in the jungle so it was were there were loads of monkies and they were so cute. As soon as the boat pulled up they came on the boat ad climbed all over you. One was sooo sweet they jut sat in my arms for ages I loved it and it has made me excited for volunteering in Bolivia. We also saw a Sloth wen we were ther and we got to hold it which was odd as they are bizarre creatures but it was awesome to hold one and see it up close. They also had toucans, parrots and a tortoise. Ther was this one turtle that was prehistoric and odd looking. Next the guy puulls this ring boa out of a pool of water and offers for s to hold it I was scared as it looked so strong I had a go at holdin it but was too scared to hold it completely it looked very violent. I loved it there I could have statyed all afternoon. But we had to get back on the Amazon river (so cool to actually be on the amazon river) and we went to look for pink dolphins and I was able to see the tail of a pink one and other grey ones which was lucky as it wasnt the season to see them. Wewent for nother walk in the jungle in the evening and saw these giant frogs and other bugs and got plenty of mosquito bites yay. The lodge we stayed in was lots of little huts connected by walkways with a hammock area and its own pet parrots wondering around and all made out of natural materials with no electricity. Next day we went to a local village and I got to have a go with a blow gun which was fun, The best bit of the day was we got to go swimming in the Amazon River which was very surreal but so much fun. We visited another village and met the local people. On last day we got up early to go bird spottin andsaw loads of intersting birds , which I cant explain but i got pictures. Then we went pirahna fishing but i caught none just sardines instead lol. Then it was time to go and I was sad to leave the Amazon as it was just such an amazing experience.
We flew back to Lim and w spent a few days there not in central lim where we spent the last day but in Miraflores which was much nicer. We generally wondered around and then went paragliding which was sooo much fun and I loved the feeling of flying and got to see Lima from a different view. In the evening we went for a nice mel and then went to this water fountain place where they had 13 fountains that were lit up and set to music it was really pretty and fun. As some you could wlk under and run through then the main display was timed to music which was fun to watch and had really nice setting a lovely way to spend the evening. The next day we went to the Cargedral San Francisco and went around the catacombs which was interesting. Then we had to catch the bus to Cuzco and it was a 24 hour bus ride. The time actually went really quick and the bus was really nice but I didnt get much sleep but at least I was comfy.
We have now arrive in Cuzco and have been able to have a fewe days here to aclimatise and have a good look around. There are lots of pretty churches and plazas. I was able to get by bright south american jumper so I am happy. The hostel is really nice here and met lots of people and went out which was fun. Today we hada bit of a relaxed day and went to see the massive statue of Christ overlooking the city and got amazing view of the city. We also did a horse ride to the temple of themoon which was really interesting. I go on the Inca trail in a days time and I cant wait and I shall update you after I hope I can mak it up fingers crossed please. Thats a quick summary of what I have been up to. Hope you are all well miss you x x