My brother and I had travelled to the Manu Amazon Rainforest.
Along with our local guide, Jojo, we had travelled days by van, foot and boat, over the mountain ranges, across rivers and through the cloud forest to arrive at our final jungle lodge.
I will tell you in a bit, why having the right guide in business is so important, but first a bit more about this trip and “Hive of Death!”
Our Guide Jojo
During the journey we discovered three important things about Jojo
1: He was immensely knowledgeable about the jungle and her inhabitants, pointing out all manner of creatures we would have never know were there if not for his eagle eye.
2: He was great fun, and quickly picked up on our quirky humour. He not only joined in our Tarzan call competition each night, but he also cajoled the poor lodge staff to stand up and be judged on their “Ahhhh,ahhhhh,aaaaaaahhhhhrrrs” as well.
3: He was a great big scaredy cat! He was scared of the spiders, scared of the snakes, scared of the Cayman! Oh how we laughed when, wading through a river my brother threw a small log just behind him!
On this particular day, we had decided to climb up a tall hill deep in the forest, and then zip wire down through the treetops to the bottom!
Something that had surprised me about the Amazon Forest, was how. dead and alive, it was at the same time. Everywhere, there was rotting vegetation, and everywhere there was new growth.
In fact, because the path up the hillside hadn’t been used for a many weeks, the path had become completely overgrown..
As JoJo with a machete half his size cut us a path, my brother and I followed, careful to keep out of the way of that glittering blade!
Once we got to the top of the hill, we discovered that the gear that we would need to travel down the zip line, was actually at the bottom of the other side of the hill.
It would be another trek down and up again, and so we decided to leave my brother (Know on this trip as Indiana Crohn’s) at the top, whilst Jojo and I went to retrieve the gear from the bottom.
As I’ve mentioned; If a path isn’t used, it is quickly reclaimed by the jungle, And so we set off. with Jojo slightly ahead, cutting a path through the thick, dense greenery. I followed just behind.
The Death Hive
We had only gone 100 yards or so into the forest. When suddenly, JoJo started to shout “Waspy, waspy, waspy!”
He turned and ran! In his eagerness to retreat as quickly as he could up the path, he pushed me to the ground and scrambled over me!
In his enthusiastic efforts to cut us a new path he had sliced a hornet’s nest in half! These little creatures are not best known for their laid back and forgiving manner! They were now angrily looking for someone to blame!
I discovered, somewhat painfully that you do not have to be particularly fast to outrun these blighters, you just need to be faster than the fat sweaty gringo you just pushed over!
I managed to follow Jojo up the hill with only a few painful stings to spur me on.!
To be fair to Jojo we had a fantastic time in the forest, it was, in the true meaning of the word, awesome, and I would not hesitate to go back with him, its just I would stand a bit further back!
My Affiliate Guide
I have recently started to follow a program by Michael Cheney, The Seven Figure Affiliate System.
I have followed Michael for some years now, having first learned about affiliate marketing from one of his webinars. He is an excellent guide. Recently he has refocused his business goals. Having become financially secure, he is now much more focused on helping others, and he has some pretty bold ways of going about it, from handing out cash to providing incredible free training as well as the low cost system I have just joined.
Now as you know I am an affiliate marketer, so as well as buying onto the program (at a silly stupid $10 price tag) I am also an affiliate, so if you were to join the system via my link, I would get a commission!
So how’s that for a guide!
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