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2 :: The number of jaguars I hoped to see
0:: The number of jaguars I actually saw. The internet says June is the perfect time for jaguar spotting, our guide said it was November. Either way, both agree you don’t see them when the water’s high.
1:: Canoe trip down the river in the hot, hot sun
3:: the number of monkeys we spotted whilst in the canoe
1:: swim down the river, making sure to stay in the middle so the crocs didn’t get us
0:: piranhas caught with my bamboo fishing rod
3:: times I lost the bait to the reeds whilst trying to catch a fish
120 :: number of insect bites gained (we actually counted). Largely on my feet and legs, insect repellent doesn’t seem to work on me
2 :: trips to the buffet table at every meal time. There was just too much good stuff on offer!
6 :: Macaws spotted. 3 blue, 3 red
100s :: (or what felt like hundreds) of caymans and black alligators spotted
1 :: tiny cat like thing or which I’ve forgotten the name
10: Big guinea pig type animals
25:: the number of minutes we waited in the hope the bus to Campo Grande would accept us. The man in Corumba who we bought our ticket from for our trip seems to have some dodgy dealings going on. He tells you the transfer to Campo Grande is included, but doesn’t pay the hotel for it. We got lucky, I don’t think the next visitors will. The hotel seemed fed up with him.
2 :: Number of nights spent sleeping on a boat
6 :: Number of times I feared I’d fall off the tiny wooden plank that you cross to get on the boat
1000s :: Of bird species to be seen