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Apr 26, 2005 - El Fuerta pre-Inca ruin in Samaipata

"All religion has relation to life and the life of religion is to do good," Swedenbourg. I arrived in Samaipata because it is one of several gateways to the Amboro National Park, a jungle reserve in the middle of Bolivia and the southernmost extent of the Amazon River basin. Due to weather (and a certain cost factor), I did not go into the jungle from Samaipata, but I did spend a day hiking to and exploring a pre-Inca ruin. Three other backpackers and I hired a guide to take us to the fort. It was a beautiful, sunny day, and the highlight...

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