Landscape photography

8 Days of Pelelu Tepu; Day 6

8 Days of Pelelu Tepu; Day 6

Who even wakes up at 2:00 AM when you went to bed at 11:30 PM? I do, especially when your intoxicated roommate snores and chants like a Native-American. And to top it off, at exactly 2:45 AM I hear someone running on slippers, only to find out it was my boss (who I traveled with).

8 Days of Pelelu Tepu; Day 5

8 Days of Pelelu Tepu; Day 5

S U N D A Y, the only day where I wondered what in the world I’d do. This morning, I didn’t really feel like getting up early. In fact, it's Sunday. Even then, I was among the first to be up and heading for a bath. I forgot to mention in my first post that Sergio, one of the guys of the ACT (Amazon Conservation Team), told us where the village got its name from. When the first villagers arrived at the river, they saw a Tortoise (Pelelu) on the top of a rock (Tepu) which kind of looks like an island. It’s easy to climb on top, so it's not really an island.

8 Days of Pelelu Tepu; Day 4

8 Days of Pelelu Tepu; Day 4

They’re awake before we are. They’re up before the sun is. Roosters, they start very early by letting their calls out in the dark cold morning. As I woke up to their sound, I looked around to be aware of my surroundings. It was still dark and I needed to go to the bathroom very bad.

8 Days of Pelelu Tepu; Day 3

8 Days of Pelelu Tepu; Day 3

Yesterday, I woke up to the sound of my alarm. Today I woke up to the call of my bladder to be emptied. It was dark, misty, and I was the only one awake. I headed to the river to take a bath and brush my teeth. Yeah, that's how we roll in Tepu.