|Who wouldn't love this view?|
|My Former Life|
My eyes tear up at the warnings that I may soon be homeless, but I REFUSE to give up on Amazon Community Animal Rescue, Education and Safety. Luckily I have a wonderful safety net. I can always return to live in Peru full time, as I did between 2004-2008. Life is cheaper there, and very enriching. Nothing beats going to sleep to the sounds of frogs and crickets and owls, and waking up in the early morning to monkeys feeding off my fruit trees, and roosters crowing in competition with other roosters.
|My New Life|
When I first visited Iquitos and the surrounding jungle region, I became a different person. It happened quickly. My eyes were open for the first time, and the allure of selling a Rolex watch faded.
It took many years from my first trip, in 1996, for me to decide to stay in Peru. After years of volunteer travel, in 2004 I decided to stay and rescue helpless animals. I watched my plane depart and never looked back.
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