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Amazon Shore line: Adventures in the Flooded Forest

This picture was taken in the Amazon Rainforest somewhere on the Juma River. The Juma is one of the many offshoots of the Amazon and the Rio Negro. Taking boats along any of these river areas gives you an opportunity to see birds, monkeys, and sometimes Caimans or Iguanas; all of which are pretty difficult to see when hiking through the dense forest. Boats are also a pretty good way to stay cool and still cover a large area. It’s a fun, not stressful, way to spend a day!

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On the Shores of the Mekong

This picture was taken on the river bank of the Mekong in Laos, somewhere outside of Luang Prabang. We came on this spot while riding elephants on a joint elephant ride/ waterfall visit outside of the town we were staying in. Luang Prabang is a beautiful place, and it’s a great central location to stay and visit some of the outlying areas like this. Tours to visit the waterfall, ride elephants, visit the whiskey village, and visit the Cave of a Thousand Buddhas (Pak Ou Caves), can be arranged in the town of Luang Prabang. The Mekong is gorgeous, and there are lots of spots along the banks that offer beautiful views like this one. You can see the Mekong when you’re in town, but you get really nice views like this outside of town, and it’s great to explore and visit some of the outlying areas. I would recommend an elephant ride as a great day trip, I love elephants and it’s definitely an interesting experience to ride them through some of the more jungly areas outside of town.

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Sunset on the Mekong

This picture was taken from a boat on the Mekong River in Laos. The river is huge, and extends into China, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand. We were in Luang Prabang, Laos, and took a small boat from a riverside temple. You can take boats all along the river from town too. Boats can also take you to the Cave of a Thousand Buddhas and the Lao Whiskey village. We didn’t visit the latter, but the former was an interesting site. If you have time i’d recommend taking a boat on the Mekong, the scenery is really beautiful and it’s a really good way to get a look at Laos outside of the place that you’re staying.

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