While on vacation in Kerala, India, last year, we spent 2 days in Munnar. We visited a cloud forest (whose name I just can’t recall anymore) with the idea of seeing elephants. Unfortunately, that never worked out, because a few days earlier, an elephant had killed a man in the area, and the local guides said they would be unpredictable and it was too dangerous. Instead we did a mini-adventure, with fishing and a bootleg “zipline” – and I got attacked by leeches.
That actually sounds more dramatic than it really was (as I can look back a year later with some perspective) – but I hate leeches. Thankfully (I guess) these were super tiny ones, not like the ones from Anaconda 2 (ha, that’s my reference point).
Other than leeches, the jungle was absolutely beautiful. It was full of mist and had a mysterious, and slightly creepy, air about it.