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Jul 13, 2014

For those who enjoyed listening to Sal Bolton's 'The Call of Africa', you are invited to follow her on another adventure, this time into the rain forests of Ecuador, South America.

Sal, inspired by her childhood film hero, Indiana Jones, and with only a basic school-girl knowledge of Spanish, attempts her own adventure into the Amazon, one of the most mysterious and formidable bio-diverse ecosystems on the planet; a place that has drawn explorers and travellers for generations into its dark and sacred heart. 

'Letter's from the Amazon'   This amusing and enlightening story is told in in six short audio episodes. 

Episode Four

The Enchanted Forest

Come on in and listen the hidden calls of the wild..... 

Episode Four of Sal's South American adventure 'Letters From The Amazon' begins with her having survived a rather unpredictable (and itchy) first night in the jungle with all the strange, bewildering and somewhat seemingly frightening sounds that filled the dark night at the Jatun Sacha Reserve, as the dawning of a brand-new day awakens the heart of Ecuadors Amazon Rainforest and all the surprises that come with it.

The episode follows' Sal's letters from her first experience of the raw life in the wild - getting up close and personal with marauding jungle mosquitoes and the overwhelming charm and magic from the spell of 'Enchanted Forest' itself - revealing the secrets hidden away so protectively from the outside world, making it one of the most sacred places on earth.

Under the guidance of trusty and charismatic native station ranger Sergio; Sal is invited into experiencing the pure cocooned beauty and plight that is Amazonia.  As daylight breathes new pulsating life into the 'Lungs of the Earth', it begins to revealing itself to her behind its intimidating myths and tales as an undisclosed Utopia of rare and wonderful flora and fauna, precious medicinal plants and ancient trees.

Despite becoming enchanted by the pureness of the Amazon, she soon discovers the harsh reality of the unforgiving elements of nature as her adventures find her being caught in the middle of a ferocious jungle thunderstorm....thirty metres above the canopy.  

Episode One:   In Dr Jones Footsteps
Episode Two:   Into The Amazon
Episode Three: Welcome To The Jungle
Episode Four:   The Enchanted Forest
Episode Five:   Finding Miss Piggy

Coming soon......

Episode Five: Finding Miss Piggy
Episode Six: Last Boat to Misahualli
Written and Narrated by Sal Bolton
Directed and Produced by Nigel Killick

Please Buy an Acre for £25 from The Rainforest Foundation UK

Jatun Sacha Reserve
World Land Trust
Sky Rainforest Rescue
Read more from Sal's online blog about The Amazon