We set off hiking in the wellies/gumboots again on the otherside of the river in search of the shaman (a respected elder). Enrique was pointing out things along the way and cutting away the jungle with his machete. While we were fending off mosquitos, the Shaman demonstrated basket making, bigger animal traps, making their fermented vege drink (was difficult to swallow!) and dart blowing. Lots of people had a go at the dart blowing but with the pipe being almost ...
South America Adventures
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Back in our wellies/gumboots we went for a long walk through the jungle with Enrique and his translator. Firstly they painted our faces with a natural berry and tied plants around our head complete with a nose covering! Along the 3 hour walk they stopped to show is different plants and explain their medicinal uses. They showed us how to make a loud noise by hitting a huge hollow tree and how to set traps to catch small animals and birds. Currently they receive go...
Up early for the long truck ride out to the jungle, we arrived at 2pm to these cute huts and very relaxing grounds with lots of hammocks. After a 3 course lunch we were given black gumboots/wellies for the muddy walk to a small pond in the jungle. Here they gave out wooden fishing poles, with worms as bait a few small fish were caught. Only one was big enough not to be thrown back, more for fun than dinner!