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A Gringo Guide to Peru: Chapter Two – Arrival.

27 hours after setting off, we had arrived. Puerto Maldonado. Say what you like about Puerto Maldonado, because they will never find out. Puerto Maldonado is an almost impressively isolated city, which describes itself as ‘the gateway to the jungle.’ This gateway was first formed around 1889 as the rubber trade in South America boomed, and […]

A Gringo Guide to Peru: Chapter One – Hindsight.

The Amazon Rainforest is absolutely terrible. Actually, let me rephrase that. It was a sunny January morning in Bangor as I was making my way through the university library, and happened upon friend and fellow zoologist Matt, who expressed an interest in volunteering for four weeks in the Amazon Rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest. Glossing over […]