Welcome to the jungle

I am writing this in the border town of Corumba, which has excellent pizza al forno and is very charming, we are going to fly into Bolivia in a few hours time, so it will be bye bye Brazil!

We spent the last few days in the wetlands of the Pantanal, staying in jungle lodges by the riverside, surrounded by wildlife. On the first day we fished for Piranhas (photos coming up!), the second day we went walking through the pantanal wetlands in flip flops, so you cant really get more involved than that. As if that was´nt enough, we also took a horse ride through the wetlands, which was a very odd experience, being knee high in water most of the time. This could have been avoided if the Gauchos had given me a steed worthy of my height, but I guess it was their little idea of a joke. Apparently I looked very amusing from the back when my horse decided to spring off on one of many random gallops!

It was great to spend a little time out of the cities and in some nature, even if every night we were awoken to the sounds of the local Howler monkeys having some sort of rave in the communal areas of our resort. Sanni has perfected an impression which I´m sure she will demonstrate on our return.

We are sad to leave Brazil as the people are great and we have seen so many amazing things during the past 2/3 weeks here, but we are also looking forward to the next leg of our adventure.