My boyfriend and I going to Ecuador this February and we’re in the process of booking a stay at the Jamu Lodge in the Cuyabeno Reserve. This lodge is discussed in the South America on a Budget book by Rough Guides – just curious how you come about doing your ratings for these lodges. Does someone actually go through the whole booking process and stay at the lodge? The lodge is asking for payment by Western Union, which is essentially cash so I’m just a bit wary of paying in this way as I’ve never done it before and am little scared of paying and then showing up in Lago Agrio to not get picked up! Does anyone have some experience in this and able to offer some advice? We’d really like to stay there, just need some reassurance.