Peru – Celendin
This little city on the Andes near Cajamarca still keeps a fashion of ancient times. Here I met Susan, a corageous Duch women with a son, Yannick, affected by the down sidrome. She decided to stay and built up and organization supporting down people: Proyecto Yannick. Thanks to her I get to be hosted by Carlos and Tania, a family of artists, in their interesting circular house, just outside the city. There I learnt a useful technique to keep the dogs away: prentend to take a stone from the ground and launching at them. Generally it worked out!
Peru – Natives
Bora and Huitoto communities who were originally from Putumayo (Colombia) and moved in Peru after the atrocities committed by the Arana family. They live in villages 8-hour of boat away from Pebas. As you can see, alcohol is a big problem.
Peru – Pebas
Pebas is a little village on the Amazon river, between Leticia and Iquitos. I arrived there thanks to a girl met in Brazil, Carolina who told me about a lovely family who used to host travelers.
Peru – los israelitas
In Peru there is this religious group who call themselves “Israelitas”. They don’t cut their hair and beard and the women cover their hair. Their sacred place is a little village on the Amazon river, called “Altomonte de Israel”, but you can see isrealitas everywhere in the country. They will be very happy if you call them “hermanito” or “hermanita”.
Brazil – Alter do Chao
Alter do Chao is probably one of the most alternative and hippie meeting point of the Brazilian Amazon. Surrounded by eco-communities, its clear water, free from crocodils (Jakarè) and piranhas allow you to swim. Just be careful to the electric race and to that little fish who enter your penis if you pee in the water!
Brazil – Amazonia
Travelling by boat from Belem to Santander you pass by very poor local communities. The passengers use to prepare some packs of food, medicine and money to throw them at their passage.
Brazil – Rio Tocantinis
Miracema de Tocanis interrupted our long travel by bus from Brasilia to Belem. Here I almost put the hand on an enormous brown poisonous spider.
Chucheros, un assaggio di pacifico colombiano
Chucheros é un piccolo villaggio di pescatori nel parco nazionale Uramba Bahía Málaga, nel Pacifico Colombiano. Come arrivare a Chucheros Per arrivarci bisogna chiedere del Signor Wilson al molo turistico di Buenaventura e farsi imabarcare su una delle due o tre lancie giornaliere. Quando sono arrivato la barca era gia praticamente piena e mi son seduto sul primo posto che ho visto libero, il peggiore ovviamente. Infatti stavo nell’ultima fila dietro, accanto al motore e c’era un odore tossico di benzina, che é diminuito un po quando siamo partiti, con il vento, in compenso data la velocitá della barca, mentre …