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6/02 - 6/03

posted Jun 8, 2010, 7:08 AM by Julie Bateman   [ updated Jun 8, 2010, 7:38 AM ]
Wonderful news, today is 6/08, we had an unexpected layover in Pocone ( the closest city at three-hour drive away), and were shocked to discover this morning that we have American-speed WIFI at our pousada! So pictures are now uploaded below, and maybe it'll hold until we reach updates to the current day.

So, 6/02 we hitched a ride with tourists to Hotel/Fazenda Sta. Tereza (about an hour and a half from our lodge) were we were able to touch base during our last blog batch. Eduardo and a Thai crew that makes World Heritage documentaries met us there for dinner, and then we took a night tour back to the lodge. The group is led by Pongpol Adireksarn, and you can see their work at We then took a late night tour back to the lodge.

On 6/03, we were on the lookout for big cats and monkeys for Eduardo and Mr. Adireksarn, and in the late evening Tito, Eduardo's cousin, arrived with James Chesnut and Nisha Patel. Tomorrow, our architects have their first test - swamp bridge building.

Look closely, and you'll see the current underwater bridge. Tourists aren't fond of wet boots, or possible lurking yellow anacondas (which according to Ethan are harmless and your friends).