Saturday, 5 March 2011
TESTIMONIAL by Ruth Shurman
"Travelling for 11 days on the Rio Negro was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The landscape was beautiful and varied, the animal and birdlife was stunning, and the riverside communities were fascinating, but above all it was our fantastic guide, Gil Serique, who made the trip so special. Gil's knowledge of every aspect of Amazonia is encyclopaedic, his enthusiasm is infectious, and his good humour and energy made every day a new adventure. He is a brilliant and inspiring teacher, and his concern and respect for the Amazon environment is reflected in the way he encourages others to value their surroundings too by using locals to guide us round their patch. Hours of hiking, piranha-fishing, frisbee-throwing, and caiprinha-mixing cannot tire him, and I'm confident he would be happy to tailor an expedition to suit any group of travellers as perfectly as ours suited us."