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30 September 2012 / leggypeggy

A farm in the Amazon

Arajuno Jungle Lodge

Not your typical farm view

It’s hard to imagine that we stayed on a farm in the Amazon. But Arajuno Jungle Lodge is definitely a farm.

Tom Larson bought the property 11 years ago when it was quite rundown, but he’s worked hard over the years to bring it back to life, raising his own chickens, fish, bananas, potatoes, herbs and other food stuffs. A lot of the produce is used for meals when guests stay at the lodge.

He’s also raising yellow spotted turtles so they can be released into the wilds of the jungle.

Tom gave us a tour of the farm as part of our recent stay. It’s hard to get pics of fish and turtles when they’re under water, but here are a few glimpses.

There’s also a pic of Tom’s communication system with the cyberworld. He runs his mobile phone up the tower, switches on a connection and is able to download his emails once a day. He has to go to town to view large emails, and that means a trip by boat to the bridge where the car is parked.

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  1. gpcox / Apr 3 2014 9:29 pm

    I always find such fantastic posts when I travel into peoples’ archives – this is definitely included in that statement!!


    • leggypeggy / Apr 3 2014 9:51 pm

      Archives are always fun. Hope you noticed the pic of the jungle potato.


  2. jeanleesworld / Apr 28 2020 9:31 pm

    What a fascinating little spot! Do the little turtles ever come back to visit? 🙂

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