To me, the window seat of a plane is like candy to a baby. I love flying and I always try to grab a window seat so I can watch the world go by and ooh and ahh as we get a glimpse of our next destination as we come in to land. Sitting slightly behind the wing of the plane is my favourite spot where I can get some great shots of the sky or the landscape below us with the tip of the wing lined up perfectly. It helps that Mr Ayla doesn’t like flying in the slightest so he’s always perfectly happy to let his eager wife take the best seat 🙂
Flying into the town of Puerto Maldonado, in Peru’s Amazon Rainforest, has got to be one of the most fantastic views we’ve been treated to from a plane. The lush green rainforest spread out for miles below us and the zigzag of the Amazon River flowed into the horizon. Knowing that we would soon be on the ground, sailing down that river, walking through those trees and spotting untold wildlife, made us even more excited for the time we were about to spend in the Amazon.
But, right at that moment, I was enjoying the view I had from up here, where everything looks like it’s in a whole other world.