I was looking forward to ride the mountain ranges of the Andes again and after an early start and a small breakfast I was on my way to my destination of the day, Cusco – the gateway to Machu Pichu.
Puerto Maldonado is not just a great place for hanging out and enjoying the Peruvian gastronomy but also an excellent hub to explore the rich biodiversity of the Amazon in the Tambopata National Park.
After a typical Brazilian “café da manhã” (breakfast) with “pão de queijo” (Cheese bread), “misto” (Cheese-Ham-Sandwich) and cafe I hit the road again. A short detour lead me back to the main road and I was on my way to Peru, the Amazon and Machu Pichu…
“The tributaries of the Rio Negro are teeming with music. On the outskirts of Manaus, capital of the Amazonas province, there is a symphony of unparalleled variety – the call of the yellow-rumped cacique bird, the cadences of cicadas, the cacophony of capuchin monkeys. When the water is calm, you can hear the clicking of […]
Queijo, queijo… Queijo, queijo… Queijo, queijo… What the hell?! It is 5 o’clock in the morning and an Amazon River boat vendor is trying to sell his cheese to the people on board of the Amazonian star.
The weather changed drastically and I got greeted by a beautiful sunny morning in the mountains. I was really tempted to stay longer at the magical place and do some hiking around the area but “unfortunately” I had a tight schedule and needed to be back in Lima already the next week.