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Care to walk a mile in my ant filled shoes?

The new camping spot was idyllic, a few short metres from a slowly moving stream from which the guide could be found fishing day and night. Trails in all directions. There was nothing to complain about. Except the ants…MY GOD … Continue reading

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Fate has other plans

I blinked my eyes at the bright sunshine streaming down through the canopy like an unearthed mole, sat up and fell down promptly, recalling that I was still in a hammock. I lurched out of bed and walked onto the … Continue reading

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Go home or go on?

The escape of the jaguar seemed to hit my guide hard…he spoke little on the way back, and punctuated his inner monologue by pounding his fist into his open hand every now and again while muttering something unintelligible. I feared … Continue reading

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The jaguar that almost was

Just recalling carrying my backpack ridiculously loaded down over the hills, slippery rocks and face slapping wet leaves makes me cringe. My guide would skip over a log, or seemingly float across a muddy patch. However, when I attempted to … Continue reading

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Blocked from memory

If I were to deal with all my experiences in Guyana as they occurred, I would no doubt tear my hair and rend my clothes like some biblical shrew. To be overwhelmed by the barrage of bureaucracy or the putrifying … Continue reading

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My thousand dollar trash heap

So let’s review which equipment has bit the dust: Sherpa Li-ion battery, an AC/DC inverter, 5D mark ii camera and now, first night out and I find that my twin flash isn’t working. It turns on but the LCD screen … Continue reading

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A return to Eden

Shot against the fading light, a sparkle of green like a necklace of emeralds broken and falling to the ground provides the backdrop for a coreid bug on a heliconia flower spike. I look at an empty bag where I … Continue reading

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