Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fathers Day Jungle Trek

Fathers Day for many means sleeping in or having a big comida in the middle of the day with the extended family. This Fathers Day I took a nice couple from Lousiana on the Indiana Jones tour in Muna! Traipsing around in the jungle with Pedro, we learned about the local plants, traditions and about some jerkoffs who came onto the property in the middle of the night to steal some of the artifacts and decorative stones Pedro had set out as part of his ecological tour. This of course has left Pedro heartily disillusioned and proven that wherever there is someone trying to make a positive difference in his immediate surroundings, there are always several more lazy-ass good-for-nothing losers who will resort to theft or vandalism to make a living. If there is such a thing as karma, I hope they find themselves infected with an incurable disease that will take their sorry asses off the planet as soon as possible.

But I digress.

We had not only the opportunity to see and learn about the flora of the area, but also to taste some of the local plants, which, like the sinanche, leaves your mouth anesthetized as if you had just left the dentist. Our lips and gums were tingling for about 20 minutes, while we climbed up onto a hidden pyramid and down into a dry cave. A fantastic tour, not for those who shy away from exercise or are too timid to experience the extraordinary.

A few photos: