It was one of those fortuitous moments in life – spending three days in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, adventure of a lifetime.
And it wasn’t even planned.
I was in Brazil on a business trip.
During the trip I met several senior Brazilian businessmen.
One, as it turned out, was quite wealthy..
During several meetings and over one dinner we hit it off rather well.
So imagine my surprise – several days later – when I received a phone call from his secretary inviting me for a weekend at his, get away from it all, home in the Amazon rainforest.
Now I had heard a fair bit about the vast Amazon rainforest.
But nothing and I mean nothing prepared me for this vast utopia – Natures heaven on earth.
It was magnificent, stupendous, riveting, out of this world.
Making a long story short a helicopter – a few days later – picked me up along with several other business people.
After a 30 minute flight we landed deep in the Amazon jungle, at a helipad, adjacent, to a super modern contemporary home.
It was gorgeous.
Much of northwestern Brazil is part the Amazon rainforest – a forest extending into Colombia, Peru and other South American countries.
Once settled in it was time to explore the rainforest by a small motorboat with a guide.