Bolivia
Cascajo

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  • Day27

    Necklace time

    October 26, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    After the ring, it was time for the necklace. The other variety of coconut with multiple holes in it was used for this.
    The coconut was sawed into a ring. The coconut pulp was removed from the 3 inner rings. Then it was the same procedure with smoothening of the sides and the edges with 3 different fineness of sand paper. After that the minor coconut pulp strands from the holes near the edges was removed by tapping on them. In the end, the wood was polished by rubbing the coconut pulp to give it a shine.
    After that we, passed the thread through the rest of the beads. The last part was the forming of the thread knots between the beads to hold them in place and to space them as well. For this, we had to tie one end of the string to a tree branch and the other to our belt buckle and stretch it while we used the hands to loop the thread pattern. The end result was a fantastic tribal necklace.
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  • Day26

    No fish dinner

    October 25, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    As soon as the sun was low, we went back to fishing bit today luck was not on the oir side. We had to skip the fish. We had the vegetarian dinner Wiki had prepared for us. It was a salad, fried potatoes, rice and some cheese with vegetables. Wiki even showed us how to make plates from the leaves and stitch it with vines.Read more

  • Day26

    Dinner preparations continue

    October 25, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    While we took a break from the fishing, the ever efficient Wiki continued with the dinner preparation by digging a hole for the water and lighting a fire for the cooking. She even collected some broad leaves to be used as plates.

  • Day27

    Back at main camp

    October 26, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    After a few more minutes of walking we were back at the main camp by around 3:15 pm.
    It was extremely hot and there was absolutely no wind at all. Back in the camp, we decided to go for a swim in the river. The water temperature was in the mid 20s but felt very refreshing in the sweltering heat. We enjoyed the swim for about 45 min before going back to the camp.Read more

  • Day27

    The lord of the ring

    October 26, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    Back at the camp, we started with the artwork we had been planning to do. The 1st up was a ring made from the small coconut.
    The coconut was sawed into ring size cylinder. Then it was smoothed on all the sides and the edges with sand paper. We used 3 different fineness in the sand papers to get a real smooth finish.
    After that, a little bit of ash from the cigarette was used to give it a shiny black finish.
    There you have it, the ring was ready.
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  • Day27

    The night safari

    October 26, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ 🌙 33 °C

    After the dinner, we went out to the jungle again for a night trek. It was pitch datka nd besides the cacophony of sounds from the insects and some birds there was complete silence.
    We saw a huge spider spinning its web right next to the path. Miguel told us that it was an extremely poisonous species.
    Then we saw some baby caymens in the lake nearby, their eyes shining in the glow of the torchlight being reflected by their eyes. Miguel managed to catch one of them amd we took turns holding it to feel the skin before releasing it back into the lake.
    During the trek, we also saw a poisonous bull frog. It is quite huge,almost as big as a palm of the hand. Wr also saw a green poison dart frog which has poison on its skin. The indigenous people use the poison to make their darts more dangerous when hunting.
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  • Day27

    Wild boar

    October 26, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Suddenly while walking, Miguel turned off his torch and instructed us to so the same. We stood there in complete darkness and tried to hear through the jungle sounds for anything unusual. Sure enough, we heard some noises in the undergrowth nearby. We stealthily walked towards the noise without lights. When we turned on the lights, we were directly staring at a medium sized wild boar. It seemed to have damaged its nose and eyes since even after 5-6 min of us switching on the lights, it still didn't realize we were there. Miguel guess that it could be due to some poisonous frog peeing on his face during an encounter.
    After the walk, we were back at the camp to sleep early since we had to leave back to Rurrenabaque at 6 am the next morning.
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  • Day28

    Off to Rurrenabaque

    October 27, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    After getting up at 6 am, we quickly freshened up and were off to Rurrenabaque by 6:30 am. Tge sun just rising above the forest trees and there was still a slight fog just above the water of the river. It was a mesmerizing sight.
    3-4 min into the journey, our boat got stuck in the shallows so Miguel had to jump overboard to correct the course of the boat. Otherwise, it was a scenic but uneventful trip back.Read more

  • Day25

    Lunch time at Escorpion refuge

    October 24, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    While we had been exploring the area, the cook Wiki had been busy cooking a delicious lunch for us. For the vegetarian part, it was egg with rice and 2 different kinds of salads. All this along with fresh juice of pineapple.

  • Day25

    More plants and their usage

    October 24, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Further in, we saw many more plants and fruits. We were shown how some of the ants built their ant hill up the tree for protection from ant eaters. There was a tree (Ajo Ajo) with the bark tasting and smelling like garlic. There was also a variety of very small coconut. We tasted them as well.
    We were also shown Solulo fruit a natural soqp. There's a big round black seed inside. After removing the seed, the rest of the fruit is used as a soap for bathing and even washing clothes.Read more

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