Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Amazon Rainforest | Intro

It kind of is.

On a small bit of land near the Amazon in the city of Iquitos lived a family of doctors who were kind enough to take me in for a week or two in 2003.

I don't think they were quite prepared for my (proprietary!) mixture of self-absorption and unbridled enthusiasm.

I had Ideas of what I wanted from a trip to the Amazon: a dip in the legendary river (I was younger and even stupid-er than now), a stay in the jungle, a burning romance, and maybe a visit to a shamanic village for ethno-botanical research.

I didn't quite get what I wanted, but the "not getting it" wasn't so bad.

I'll be posting little anecdotes about my time there in the coming days. In the meantime, enjoy the South Park song from their classic episode, "Rainforest Schmainforest".

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure the only thing "burning" after a tropical romance will be your pee.