4.06.2010

Gettin My Wanderlust Fix



I will be gone for the next week.  I am headed to Iquitos, a town in the middle of the amazon rain forrest.
It's the largest city in the world that does not have a road to it.  You have to go by boat or by plane.  We chose boat.  Who doesn't want to take a ride down the amazon?  

The plan:
16 hour bus ride.
3 days 2 nights on a boat down the Amazon River.
Sleep in hammocks on the boat.
Stay in a hostal in Iquitos.
Search for butterflies in glass cases.
See freshwater dolphins.
Hold a really big snake.
Eat Alligator.
See a butterfly farm.
See a floating village.
Avoid tarantulas.
Pray we don't get ravaged by pirates or bus robbers.
(yeah that's a REAL threat.  Crazy!)

See you in a week.  We might get internet service but you never know. 

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60 comments:

xoxoKrysten said...

Oh my gosh, that sounds exciting!

julianne. said...

this is soo mee!
oh my goodness what ana amaaazing trip.
i hope you have such a wonderful time.

Elaine said...

That's awesome!!! Hope you have a lot of fun! and be safe!

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MsHark said...

I <3 your life :) I have wanderlust too. hah. Unless its a verb, then, I wanderlust. OK just being goofy now!

Your trip sounds amazing, have fun & be safe and post really awesome pics to make us all jealous when you get back!!

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Jo said...

Have a wonderful time Rachael, it sounds fantastic!

Josie said...

This sounds amazing! And that's officially going to be my new favorite word... Have a lovely time!
xxoo Josie

Mere said...

Wow that sounds so exciting and adventurous!! Have fun!!!

tywo said...

That sounds too exciting!..I love road trips.
Have a safe, and lovely trip, sweetie!
I'll be looking forward to amazing stories about your trip!

LOVE!

Koo said...

Waaaow, sounds awesome!
Floating village?! :O coool.

beingdena said...

darling it sound samazing. Have a wonderful time, take lots of photos and stay safe.

Dena xxx

Staley Mc said...

That sounds like so much fun! Have a great trip!

jozen said...

have fun rachael!!!

Aron said...

Sounds awesome! I'll look forward to the photos!

Debby Lee said...

Wow, what an adventure! Hope you have pictures to share with us when you get back. Have a wonderful time. :)

tifsong said...

Wanderlust is my favorite word. ever. and my favorite action is to wander. wayfarer. you know. the goods. you are glorious. and i am living vicariously through you. p.s. high five on having ALMOST 300 followers. way to be fantastic, woman!

Francesca said...

Traveling all around the world is one of the top things to do on my bucketlist! I hope you have fun!

Giovanna ♥ said...

So cute! I adore the photo!!
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Annika said...

What an adventure! Enjoy every moment!

Alison Fay said...

This sounds like a perfectly awesome trip. Be sure to take and post pics for all of us:)

Kate said...

Amazing!
Have a fabulous (and pirate-free) trip.

Kate x

Rachel Elizabeth said...

This sounds amazing! I am so very jealous.

Pippa said...

I am crazy jealous :)
I wish I could travel to someone like this :) I hope you 'find yourself' as people say :)

Jenn said...

What an amazing adventure that will be! I'm so excited for you :) Just be careful and be sure to tell us all about it when you're back!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Rachael! You're going to be gone for a whole week?! We will miss you!!!!

Your trip sounds so fun. You'll have to let us know how alligator tastes and if it tastes like chicken. ;)

Gracie said...

Oh my goodness! That sounds absolutely wonderful and exciting! You are living my dream of travelling South America. I truly hope it all goes well for you . Take care. x

smileyeyes said...

love this!!! Have fun!!! -Katie

Andhari said...

Amazing! What an adventure :)

Little Bear Stories said...

That sounds so exciting! Bring back pictures! x

Agnes style said...

Thank you Rachael! I love your blog, I'm checking it every day!=)

Sarah B said...

What an adventure! You are a brave girl, the tarantulas would be enough to put me off!
Be safe and have fun!

shari @ little blue deer said...

That sounds so fun! I can't wait to see the pictures, Rachael!

laura ♥ said...

wow that pictures is simply amazing. so beautiful but so so scary.

your trip seems super exciting.. wow! i've always wanted to do that.. and yeah watch out for those robbers, they're crazy :)

Meighan said...

Have an amazing time Rachael!! That sounds like such an adventure! However did you plan that?? I cant' wait to read all about it when you return!

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MJ said...

awwwww, i have to say that after my easter trip to austria im a bit wanderlust-less hehe but i do plan on visiting the amazon forest eventually and ill defenatelly try the sleeping in hammocks on a boat thing!

priincess said...

that's sounds so exciting! and the photo looks amazingg! : )

meraldia said...

It sounds so exciting, have a great time!!

Vicki said...

OMG!!!! this holiday adventure sounds amazing!!!! cant wait to hear and see photos all about this!! Have an amazing time!! :)
vicki xo

WillWorkForMakeup said...

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Have fun on your trip!

Kallie said...

that is so cool and adventurous, have a great time!! i hope you take some pictures :)

Robyn said...

That sounds crazy and exciting. I can't wait to hear all about it.

trishie said...

Sounds amazing, i hope you have a good time!

OneCraftyFox said...

Wow! Have an amazing trip! There is an award for you over at my blog :)

Eden said...

love, thank you , thank you for following me. your blog is quite lovely. and i must say, i totally admire your sense of adventure! how i wish i could just embark on an adventure like that. i do wish you a fruitful trip, and make sure to keep safe always!

unfortunately i can't enter your contest as im not a US resident, but good luck to all the contestants!


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Cheryl Clarke said...

i hear that alligator is all the rage! definitely try it. i follow you now!

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Fé... said...

That sure is one very exciting plan! Hope you'd be having tons of fun! Happy holiday for you!

Jildou Jongedijk. said...

oooh that sounds nicee,
could really use something like this myself
xx Jildou

Aut said...

That sounds awesome! I've heard a lot of good things about Iquitos; enjoy your time there!

Lipstick on the cup said...

Have an amazing trip! xoxo

Jess said...

This trip sounds amazing! I'm jealous!!

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Tasha said...

That is so awesome that you get to travel there! Sounds like a real adventure! Good luck!!

Gracie said...

Just another message to say I have something on my blog for you. If you get to see it of course while you are travelling :)

Shelley Ann said...

thats sounds like so much fun! i love your plan!

Jamie said...

Great blog,
maybe we can link each?
kisses

natalie said...

Holy crap, this sounds like the adventure of a lifetime! I'm sure that you'll have a completely FANTASTIC time, and I cannot wait to hear all about it upon your return :)

Audrey Allure said...

Have fun!

Blanchine. said...

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beckyxoxo said...

Seems so much fun ! Have a great trip dear ! The plans look great :D

Ms. Chyme said...

Good luck for the trip... enjoy!

Matt said...

That will be an amazing adventure. Be safe and Enjoy!

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