Yesterday we had a lovely, quiet Christmas Day. We did an orphans Christmas - just my flatmates and I. Basically we ate our way through far too much food, opened some presents and spent the afternoon relaxing in the backyard with drinks.
What did I get? Julia Child's The Art of French Cooking, a bottle of torrontes, one of pisco and some plant seeds. My flatmates know me so well.
I managed to read almost an entire book (I'm itching to go to bed and finish it now but maybe just another bowl of trifle first...). I made it my goal to read a book a month. Last month I read The Help. This month I'm reading about the first guy to walk along the Amazon in its entirety. Epic and just a little mad. What guts that'd take!
I hope you had a great Christmas too. I'll leave you with a few of my favourite pictures from the Amazon (although I explored it from the relative comfort of a ferry and a guided jungle tour - although we did paddle our own dugout canoe and catch our own dinner of piranha). I have so much respect for this crazy dude. No Christmas snaps yet as I'm borrowing my flatty's mac computer and it is so confusing. I'm going to bed...
|eating breakfast of fish and banana at our campsite in the jungle
|paddling down an Amazon tributary in a dugout canoe
|my first piranha
|sunrise on the Amazon from the ferry
|It is hot in the Amazon - look at how sweaty we are after 5 mins of walking
|Shaman perfoming a ceremony to rid me of my tummy ailment