The float plane landed just before noon and with it came all the kids from the neighboring villages to see what was on board. (more…)
Some tribes considerate it a God.
Others a demon.
Some say it eats the living while others say only the dead.
Regardless, all know it as the “Mapinguary,” a name that loosely translates to “the roaring animal” or “the fetid beast.”
While accounts vary, from village to village up-and-down the Amazon most agree that mapinguary (pronounced ma-ping-wahr-EE) stands between 8 to 10 feet tall when on two legs and is something of a cross between a giant sloth from prehistoric times and a gorilla. Its thick matted fur is said to reek so bad that those who encounter it in the jungle become dizzy or hypnotized. (more…)
By Capt Peacock
Here’s how to make one of my favorites!
CUBA LIBRE (RUM)
One of the most famous cocktails around, known even to non-drinkers. ‘Cuba Libre’ means ‘Free Cuba’ and became popular around the end of the Spanish American War. The mixture is similar to a Rum & Coke, but the addition of fresh lime juice de_nes this version and lightens it up. (more…)
All good things must come to an end and so too does the fishing season here in the Amazon.
It’s been a great season but I’m ready to hit the port in Manaus. There, I’ll drop my 125 foot luxury yacht for a complete cleaning and overhaul and indulge a few “shore activities.”
The last three weeks have been a fantastic time and the main reason I’m slow to post my report.
What? It’s hard to get motivated to write when the fishing’s so good. (more…)