I’ve blogged from the foot of Mt. Everest. I’ve blogged from a walled Arab city near the border of Somalia, where wild hyenas roam the town at night. But Steve and I have never been in a city more isolated than Leticia (Colombia), and its sister town across the Brazilian border, Tabatinga. There is no road to this place from the outside world. We’re surrounded by vast impenetrable jungle. You can only get here by flying in (as we did Sunday afternoon) or by boat, as we expect to do in a few hours, for the first section of our journey down the Amazon River across Brazil to the Atlantic.
The only way the Internet could be slower here is if it didn’t work at all. It’s as slow as the pace of the rubber oozing from the tree we saw on a walk through the jungle yesterday. It’s way too slow for me to hope to upload any blog posts with photos.
Hence, my plan is to write as I normally would, almost daily describing our experience on the boat. But it may be almost a week before I can upload anything (in Manaus). I will try to upload this now. If it appears on my website, I succeeded! (I will also try to send photos via Twitter, which seems to work a bit better.)
It is amazing that there is internet in this part of the world. Enjoy.
Good Journey sister! Your photos will be missed. Most good jungle movies start out just like this. Hope your trip is as exciting… without the giant anaconda or the city of diamonds defended by the troop of killer gorillas… ala King Solomon’s mines in the movie Congo. For the record I know you are on different continent than the Congo. Really have a great time!
whoa— i’ve read about those kind of places— look out for poison arrows, bad whiskey, and lunatic missionaries
Lee here, Jeannette’s brother,
you reminded me of Kathy Bates as Hazel in the the movie At Play in the Fields of the Lord. Best not to run into her! lol
Yup! Got the post!
That piranha is so cool…