It´s pouring this morning and the group headed out for a 3 hour trek and I stayed behind to relax & do some laundry (also to sulk over the life of my camera). Laundry was anything but relaxing and nothing really dries here in the tropics so I spent most of the morning blow drying my clothes.
In the afternoon, we watched Matildo (our chef) and Sergio craft baskets fans and fish traps using leves from various plants. Sergio also cracked open this green gourd-like fruit and gutted it to make 2 bowls. To sterilize and remove the scent of stank left from the fruit flesh, he boiled them for twenty minutes. To continue with my "jungle edumacation," he took me down to the river and showed me how to set up the fish trap. I am Jane of the jungle ... hear me meow.
In the evening we sat around the fire pit and bbqed some leaf wrapped Tilapia. Delicious! Good Night Amazon. I´m going to miss you... even though you gave me 7 mosquito bites.