Wednesday, November 26, 2014


This last weekend, I went to Tena, Ecuador. It is a small town that is known for being a passage to the Jungle. Unfortunately since we were only there about a day and a half we were unable to go into the Jungle. We set of from Quito at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. We were unable to leave the night before, because I had to register for my classes back at OSU for winter term. We arrived in Tena around 11 a.m. After eating lunch and finding a hostel, we went to find a tour company to see our options. Our plan was to do a jungle trip, but after talking to the travel guide we weren't likely to see any animals or indigenous tribes on our tour, so it didn't seem worth it to us. So, we decided to go rafting! Unfortunately I don't have any pictures, but it was a really fun trip! It was class III rapids on a river called Rio Jatunyacu. I have never been rafting before, so it was a cool lace to have a new experience. That night we hung out in town and went to dinner, but we were all exhausted. In the morning we woke up and went to "zoo" in Tena. We saw some cool animals, but the coolest thing was the monkeys. It was raining pretty hard, so all of the monkeys were under cover, so we went up some stairs to get a better look. As we were sitting there, the monkeys came down and started playing with us. We have seen lots of monkeys before, between our trip to Tiputini and others, but these ones willingly came down to play with us and they weren't even in a cage! After the zoo we got on the bus back to Quito.

Monkeys, Monkeys Everywhere. Monkeys Monkeys in your hair.

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