Exploring the Amazon and Meeting the Village Elders

When you and your spouse have milestone birthdays and an anniversary in the same year… it is time to celebrate BIG TIME.  While most folks would think the best way to do this is a fabulous cruise in the Caribbean or a luxury hotel stay in Paris, my husband and I tend to think “outside the box”.  So for our big celebrations that particular year we chose to cruise up the Peruvian part of the Amazon during the dry season on a wooden riverboat named Dawn on the Amazon. You see, we were keen to explore the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve.

Dawn on the Amazon


We believed our cultural adventure would only begin once we were actually in the Amazon.  Au contraire!   Continue reading