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The Hidden Danger of Amazon Adventure

Adventure Week

Amazon in Peru
Amazon River in Peru. Photo from Flickr collection of Global Water Forum

Destination: Peru, Colombia, Brazil


Book: Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time. (New in paper back Aug. 2012) by Ed Stafford

It isn’t the hostile natives, or the jaguars or the poisonous snakes or the ba-zillion mosquitoes that pose the greatest danger. It’s boredom.

The big surprise revealed in Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time. turns out to be a fundamental of brain science. ¬†Even when every move you make has to be calculated to help you survive, if you’re doing the same thing every day for more than 800 days running, your mind says, “Enough already!” It craves novelty. Continue reading The Hidden Danger of Amazon Adventure