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Saving Neeko

Yesterday we took a trip across the river to a small village called Mazan to buy food and supplies for the monkeys. While we were in the marketplace of Mazan, Gilberto spotted some children running around with a baby woolly monkey clinging to their shirt. He stopped them to explain his project, asking if they … Read more

Bienvenidos a La Isla De Los Monos

After a 45 min speed boat ride up the Amazon river, you’ll arrive at La Isla De Los Monos (Monkey Island). A wooden sign with green and purple lettering welcomes you to the island, along with Anthony, the outgoing yellow bellied spider monkey who will grab your hand and guide you to the cottages. It’s … Read more

Exploring Belén Market

Today we ran errands with Gilberto in order to make sure we have all the food and supplies necessary to stay on the island for the next week. Because we are vegetarian, we needed different items than he’s used to buying. I don’t think many people know what it means to not eat meat here … Read more

Travel Blog: Amazon Rainforest

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Flying into the Amazon Rainforest is the newest highlight of my life! As far out as you could see, there was vivid green.. with the exception of the massive river snaking its way through the dense blanket of trees. The river. The one I’ve waited my whole life to see Gilberto met us at the airport, just … Read more

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