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Tilley hat and lightweight breathable shirt and pants

The most perfectly planned travel can be ruined by an unanticipated illness or injury. Obsessive as I am, I found it absolutely essential to check out all possible health precautions so I would not "check out" on my jungle trip.

From a health perspective, a seven day journey up the Amazon River into the jungle, even on a "luxury" river boat, is nothing like the luxury cruises in the Mediterranean or Caribbean, that I was accustomed to. The rain forest environment is hot and humid, and vicious little mosquitoes carry nasty organisms that cause malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and...

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