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Oct 14, 2013

 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.

Episode Two - Into the Amazon

Part Two of 'Letters From The Amazon' sees the exotic adventure begin to unravel, as Sal begins to embark on a cross country bus ride, setting off from the concrete jungle of Ecuador's valley capital Quito and into the fantasia of the real wild jungle of the herself.

Left to follow instructions on a piece of paper and stuck on a South American bus for six hours whilst needing the desperate urge for a bathroom; we follow in her first steps of the journey on the road into the Amazon. Catching her first overwhelming glimpse of the mighty real Rainforest, she soon finds herself relying on the divine intervention of her guardian angel and the help of good natured rural natives as she becomes lost in translation and stranded in the jungle town of Tena......  


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 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