1. A group of us with Be the Change Volunteers is headed to Peru next month so this has been fascinating – all of you blogs have been as is your life! – but this one hits me. We will fly into Iquitosi and then a 4 hour boat ride down the Amazon to El Chino Village. Will be thinking of you as we go. Praying for continued safe journeys and wonderful times for you.


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      Bring loads of bug spray!! Actually, forget bug spray. There’s repellent here that looks like a bar of soap (not sure what its called) but it works way better than bug spray. Find that!!

      Where else are you going in Peru? Have fun in the Amazon! πŸ™‚

  2. I loved your story Mal, but what made me laugh was one photo of you. Like holding a delicate cup of tea, and trained to point your pinkie finger, you braved holding the crocodile…don’t get any dirt on those pinkies! By the way, no hat!!

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      My mom taught me to always be a lady… That only comes out once in a blue moon. πŸ˜‰

  3. I love your stories mal! This one made me laugh! I bet the amazon is awesome. Love you.

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      Thanks Piet!! Glad you liked… I think you would enjoy the Amazon a lot actually. I’ve thought of you here so many times!

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      My legs were eaten alive by mosquitoes! But totally worth it…

  4. I love all your blogs, but this one is ‘top’. Have fun and thanks for sharing.

  5. I have enjoyed all your blogs and I have great admiration for your sense of adventure and your writing skills. I know you research everything very carefully and I trust your judgment. Save travels the rest of the way and I am looking forward to spend time with you and your mom starting on August 17th as you travel to CO! Love you!!

  6. Have fun in Cartagena! I hear it’s the Colombian paradise! Proud of you and your Amazon travels πŸ™‚

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      Cartagena IS a paradise, esp. after the jungle. The old town is so charming and of course the beach is beautiful. πŸ™‚

  7. Love this statement: Ironically, Leticia’s role in drug trafficking is part of the reason it is safe for tourists. No one wants to draw unwanted international attention to the region.

    Only my amazing Mal would bring comfort to her readers by assuring us that the drug trade has made it safe for her. Love your perspective and glad those cute pinkie fingers weren’t chomped off by the alligator!

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