100 Family Travel Experiences
#97 Visit the Cat Park in Lima
Lima is an amazing and vibrant city. There are so many things the kids loved to do here, but we all loved the park in the center of the city that is dedicated to the feral cats. About 80 cats roam free in the park amongst the flower gardens and trees. The cats of the Parque Kennedy in the Miraflores district are looked after by a group of volunteers. They receive veterinary care and seem quite happy to stay within the park. A walk through the park spotting and counting the cats is an enjoyable family activity.
One of my favorite experiences on our Round the World adventure was our two weeks in the Amazon. We did so many things that pushed us out of our comfort zones. I conquered my fears of bats and bugs mostly because I didn’t have a choice. The bats were huge and the bugs were everywhere. It was hotter than I have ever been and we hiked and traveled far into remote jungles to see the mysteries of the Amazon. We all ate grubs and piranha to try local delicacies, and because… we caught them. We fed electric eels in a mud hole because… we could, and when else would we get such an opportunity!
It was these experiences that are best told by my ten year old. His blog was mostly short videos of our adventures captured by his sister.
The link to his grub video is here. http://hotstuffbylee.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/video-blog-grubs-are-gross/
I have attached his eel blog below. Enjoy!
Feeding Electric eels
So we found ourselves miles up the Amazon River getting out of a boat to hike. We hike about 15 Minutes and we already saw 3 different of birds. We hike for 2 hours and we have seen 20 different birds. We get to this this small double decker dock and we go fishing! We caught 7 fish. We also saw 4 caiman! Then we hike for another 30 minutes. We got to a puddle that was 1 square foot. I almost jumped in it but then I see an electric eel come out! It was huge. They were gray with a red bellyAt one moment in time there were 5 in the puddle.Our guide says there were under ground tunnels so they have lots of secret places. We gave them the fish and you heard them shock it.It was amazing! I hope to do it again!