Welcome to the travel blog of Luke Kelly. I flew to Brazil in January 2011 with a one way ticket. Follow me as I journey around South America, getting by on the proverbial shoe string. I love football, design, music & food amongst other things and I'll be working as I travel - so those will probably be regular themes here. But a bit like my trip, I haven't really got a plan for this blog, so lets see what happens...
Posts tagged "Rurrenabaque"
Piranha fishing in Las Pampas - eat them before they eat you!

Piranha fishing in Las Pampas – eat them before they eat you!

The last thing on our agenda after two and a half days in the paradise of Las Pampas was piranha fishing. Much like the alligators and anacondas that live here, piranha fish are proceeded by a fearsome reputation as man eaters - so it was quite a thrill to be turning the tables on them....
(Nearly) swimming with the pink dolphins of Las Pampas

(Nearly) swimming with the pink dolphins of Las Pampas

The schedule for the afternoon of the second day in Las Pampas was "swimming with dolphins" - and this was the activity so many of us where really looking forward to before we'd arrived. It's one of those magical, life affirming, activities that charities fly kids with terminal illnesses to Florida to take part in....
Anaconda! Searching the marshes of Las Pampas for the notorious killer snake...

Anaconda! Searching the marshes of Las Pampas for the notorious killer snake…

Day two of Fluvial Tours Pampas excursion started with a short boat ride down stream to the marsh land that acts as home to the legendary anaconda snake. Having seen the (pretty shit) film ‘Anaconda’, I was inclined to expect something close to the 40ft computerised monster which stars in that title. A constrictor snake...
The incredible wildlife of the planet's most bio-diverse region - Las Pampas, Bolivia

The incredible wildlife of the planet’s most bio-diverse region – Las Pampas, Bolivia

The thing that everybody tells you before you arrive in Las Pampas is how many animals you'll see, but as much warning as you're given, it's still a shock when you're confronted with such a huge volume and diversity of species. Coming from fairly central London, I'm not that familiar with anything other than pigeons,...
Hunting for alligators in the dead of night... Las Pampas, Bolivia

Hunting for alligators in the dead of night… Las Pampas, Bolivia

During the three hour boat ride to our riverside lodgings, we'd all been blown away by the amount of wildlife surrounding us - especially the cayman alligators lurking on every bank. There were literally hundreds of them; green ones, black ones, small ones and massive man eating ones - either lying sinisterly motionless on the...
Alligators, dolphins, monkeys & piranhas - boating through Las Pampas, Bolivia

Alligators, dolphins, monkeys & piranhas – boating through Las Pampas, Bolivia

The jungle boat trip to Rurrenabaque was a really amazing trip, but it wasn't just an aimless adventure up stream - we'd gone to Rurrenabaque for a reason. This pretty little town is the main touristy centre for organising trips into the jungle and out to Las Pampas del Yacuma - the lush nature reserve...
Boat through the Jungle to Rurrenabaque

Boat through the Jungle to Rurrenabaque

Coming to South America, visiting the Amazon was high on my list of priorities. Having not made it all the way to the top of Brazil yet, Bolivia's section of the Amazon Basin just north of La Paz offered me my first opportunity to go into the jungle. Not only that, this section is apparently...