The monkeys in this town are awesome. We woke up and headed to the main square and played with the monkeys for a good hour or two.
They just run around and let you pet them or whatever. They crawl all over you. so awesome!
The problem is, they take everything in sight. One crawled into my lap
A few seconds later, another one snatched my sunglasses off my head from behind and ran away with it. He had them for a good 10 minutes and kept bending them, chewing on them, even tried putting them on. Hilarious.
When I tried to get them, yelling at the monkey, another monkey behind me was in on it, he kept slapping me in the side of the head from behind and hissing at me
We tried bribing him with a banana, but he still kept the glasses. Eventually one of the locals tossed him and egg and they immediately dropped my glasses (bent out of shape and both the lenses fell out).
It was our theory that the monkeys must be trained so they steal things, because they know as a reward they will get an egg.
So hilarious. They were cheap glasses so I really didn’t care that much. But after that I really watched my shit. He actually got a hold of my glasses later in the day but Jose yelled at me so I grabbed them before he got them.
A couple of them had babies riding on their back. So ridiculously cute.
We walked along the river and went swimming most of the afternoon.
We had to go to Tena to go to the ATM and get some lunch.
At night, we played basketball and soccer with some locals.
Played some more with the monkeys
We went out to dinner, took like 2 hours to get our food. We booked a 2 night 3 day trip to the jungle. Jose decided he doesn’t want to go so he is heading back to Quito with our Colorado friends we met on the bus, Cali and Katie. So only Jeremy and I are going. It was supposed to be $35 a night but since Jose wasn’t going it is $40 a night. Our last hostel recommended this place.
Should be interesting.. pretty excited. We will be doing a 5 hour hike tomorrow then staying in a local village. Next day more hiking and river rafting. I think at one point we take a boat. Battery dying, will touch base in few days!