We arrived after dark and were once again amazed to find a large ex American english speaking family living deep within the Bolivian jungle. Of the family of ten, at home there was mum Fanny, Tryler (37), Randel (25), Isaiah (21) and Moses (16) who was Ron's son also living with the Crabbs. We had mashed yuca patties with gravy and fresh milk for dinner and spent the evening talking about our travels and their family with Fanny, Tryler and Randal. Meanwhile Cheo disappeared with the younger boys to discuss our jungle trip, it was becoming apparent that our guides would all be very young… That night after packing our packs and splitting up the food followed by a cold shower, we slept in the guest room out the back of the house agreeing to be up at 5am.
By 6am we were all in the Dodge driving to the start of the trail. Randal drove the Dodge back to his place for safe keeping while we were left with the young Cheo, Isaiah and Moses as our guides. Both Isaiah and Moses had barely spoken a single word to us since we had meet despite the fact that they both spoke much better English than Cheo; we should have realised this was a sign of things to come.
Rochelle & Will