Christmas in the Amazon

Trip Start Oct 26, 2007
Trip End Mar 05, 2008

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A few days before Christmas the nearby villages came together for fun and games much like at home. Christmas her is not a huge deal and even though they really like the Christmas whateveryoucallitinenglish with the baby Jesus in the stall and the shepherds etc, I didn't get he feeling that the Kitchwa people were overly fussed about baby Jesus.

After fighting a tummy bug going around the camp I crawled out of my bed on Boxing day. It has been raining for 3 days pretty solid. The rest of the volunteers used the excess water for some high speed tubing down the Napo river.

The other day I got to go with one of the guys patrolling the forest. It was so beautiful and so interesting! Gabriel's dad was a famous Shaman (medicine man) and had passed much of his knowledge down to his children. It struck me how obsessed with chemicals we are in the western world.
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