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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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The Importance of Castañas

Mary Ren Moench, Participant

Having just returned from the amazing community of Boca Pariamanu located on the Madre de Dios River, I find myself unable to express our experience in only a few hundred words. The Amazon Rainforest is unlike any other place I have ever visited,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Boca Pariamanu

Jack Oliver, Participant

Without a watch, it was nearly impossible to tell the time during the day in the rainforest. We might have been walking 40 minutes or two hours. Occassionally, we would pass a pile of brazil nuts that the people of Boca Pariamanu had collected from......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Boca Pariamanu

Isabel Anderson, Participant

Sitting around the handmade table we had eaten all week on, eating our last delicious meal, we took turns sharing what aspect of the community we would like to take home to our own homes.  I found myself agreeing with one response after another. I......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Our week in the Amazon

Teresa, Participant

For the past 5 days, our group has gone “back to the basics” and enjoyed a lovely homestay with the indegneous settlement of Boca Pariamanu at the mouth of the Madre de Dios river. Guided by Chris from Fauna Forever, we participated in a......Read More