Friday, September 12, 2008

Chapare con Nate y Emily

We went to Chapare for the day to do something special for Nate's birthday on Wednesday. Chapare is the jungle region of Cochabamba. It was a really good day and I think Nate enjoyed his birthday. Here are some pictures...


On the way there


Getting some fresh air and good pictures








We stopped at a lagoon on the way for a swim. This was on our walk to the lagoon.


And this is at the lagoon.

















It was SO pretty there and it felt so good to swim since it was so hot and humid.


But when we got back to the car the battery had died. Here are Matt and Nate trying to help with clutch starting it. It didn't work but fortunately there was a car shop close by and we got a new battery. It could have been a bad situation since we were basically in the middle of no where.


Then we went to an animal park where they rescue animals from the black market and other bad situations. There were monkeys that were VERY people friendly. Here is one that became very attached to Matt.


This guy is having fun playing on a swing.


The monkeys would take anything you had on you or in your pockets. This little guy climbed on me and is checking if I have anything in my camera case.


Matt received a lovely grooming from this monkey. He was checked and picked through his hair, picked off dry skin on his face and licked off the sweat from his forehead. It was quite a sight.


Nate was groomed as well and the monkey made sure to check through his beard.


This little guy jumped onto Matt's leg when we started to leave.
I guess he just didn't want to see him go.





There were turtles.


And some pretty birds.


We also took a hike to see the town of Villa Tunari from above.


And on the way back we took one more swim.


1 comment:

Greta Wallgren said...

oh man, I don't think I could have left without taking a monkey with me.

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