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A view of the Kapok Camp in the Peruvian Jungle

t’s 23:40 according to my glow-in –the dark, battery operated alarm clock. I have been sleeping fitfully since around 10 PM, tossing and turning under a thin sheet on the narrow camp bed in my tent in the Kapok Camp. The tent is square, approximately 12 x 12 ft., and is covered with a thatched roof.

In the cabin to which I was assigned there are two camp beds against each side, with a low wooden table made out of segments of tree trunk separating them at the head of the bed. At the foot of each bed is a...

 This is the INDEX of posts for the travelblogue of my trip to Peru for a week-long cruise on the Amazon River.  I signed up for the Amazon River Expedition travel program sponsored by the University of British Columbia Alumni Association.


 From Lima we flew to Iquitos in Northern Peru, took a coach to Nauta and boarded our riverboat, La Turmalina. During this trip we traveled beyond the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón rivers, visiting the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve...

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