As a Remote Area Medic employed with Remote Medical International’s Medical/Rescue Support Group, I have had the opportunity to travel and provide medical coverage on many continents. Most recently, whilst finishing a deployment in North Eastern Brazil, I was given the opportunity through RMI headquarters to partake in and provide Non-Profit medical support on a Brazilian Rainforest ( Amazon Jungle ) expedition. There are no words that can assist me in describing the true majesty and pure primitiveness that one experiences inside the Amazon Jungle. I suppose the only way you can truly experience it, is by stepping foot into the rainforest yourself.
I feel immensely blessed to have been able to see the wildlife I saw, Caiman crocodiles, three toed sloth’s, Pink Amazon Dolphins, Tarantulas, Poisonous Frogs, Giant Monitor lizards, Monkeys, Piranha, to name only a few. Not only was the wildlife a highlight for me, but the flora and fauna was utterly amazing. I was able to better understand from the indigenous local guide the different medicinal, aphrodisiac, hallucinogenic and spiritual effects that many of the rainforest plants had to offer.
No pictures I have taken or songs I sing will ever do this rainforest justice. All I can suggest is that if you are the adventurous type, willing to let go & surrender to the true awesomeness of the Amazon Rainforest I RECOMMEND IT TO NO END !
Thanks to RMI for giving me the opportunity to partake on such an expedition as an employee for facilitating the medical support pack I was equipped with.
It has been one year employed with RMI and there has never been a dull moment or an experience less than greatness !