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My Dream Trip up the Amazon River

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I've never been to the Amazon River, but it holds a special place in my dreams. It has always seemed like the most exotic place on the planet to me.

I would love to rent a luxury yacht and travel upriver as far as we could go. We would have no schedule - it could be 2 months or 2 years (money, of course, would be no object either).

There would be a crew aboard who would take care of all the boat stuff, as well as all the housekeeping! And we would have a gourmet chef who would cook fantastic healthy meals and would do all my nutrition tracking for me! Also, there would be a gym aboard and a personal trainer.

We would have an experienced jungle guide who would find all the animals and birds that I want to see.

We would find giant anteaters:

and Amazon Dolphins with their insane grins:

and every beautiful bird on the river:

and monkeys, and marmosets and Golden Lion Tamarins:

and lots of Giant River Otters:

and other animals some people wouldn't like but I want to see!

The inside of the yacht would look like this:

After we got tired of the Amazon, we'd head back down the river and across the Atlantic to the Congo River! Wow, I don't want much, do I!

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    Wow! Now that is Dreaming BIG! LOL. I need to try that!
    I will wish you all the luck in the universe with this dream!

    My kind of dream would be on an old junket like African Queen! HA HA

    I've always wanted to go on a Safari! A real safari! Not to shoot anything though but to see all the animals & for the adventure of it!
    And I want to visit Australia no.....I'd love to live there! And visit the Outback & spend time with Aborigines & travel around in a LandRover to explore! you have me going!!! : )
    Hmmm ....Holland, Ireland, Aztec ruins.............................
    1330 days ago
    Entertaining! And I love the idea of a personal chef who does the nutrition tracking!
    1333 days ago
    Great photos! Thanks for sharing. I hope your dream comes true someday.
    1333 days ago
    A dream is as good as a holiday.
    1337 days ago
    Thank you for the trip, I really enjoyed it. I just think to get that size bathroom is going to remain a dream. But dream away, as dreams are the start of reality.
    1338 days ago
    Take me with you.

    1338 days ago
    I have made 9 mission trips to Peru, and my favorite parts involved traveling by "lancha" ( a large 2-3 deck ferry type boat) and "peque-peque" ( a canoe-ish type boat powered by a removable motor called by the sound it makes - peque (Peck-kay) (say it several times fast). While I haven't made any deep-jungle forays, I have visited small villages. I love the jungle region of Peru, but I've also traveled along the coast. The yacht sounds wonderful, of course. Now that I'm dealing with arthritis, I may not travel by lancha or peque again, as boarding and disembarking may be too much of a challenge.
    Save your money, honey - you may still be able at least to take a tour!
    Blessings on your journey to a healthy lifestyle, and may at least part of your dreams come to pass!
    1338 days ago
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