Ecuador
Río Misahuallí

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day4

    Welcome to the jungle

    August 30, 2015 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 82 °F

    Today was an early rise and a long (Liam Neeson themed) public bus trip out of Quito, to Tena, then 4x4s to Mishaeuvilla then canoe to our lodge and home for the next few days. We are staying in a community project, run by Kichwa women. They wished to empower themselves and preserve their culture and so started this venture. There are around 50 women working here and they all rotate their jobs regularly. We happened on their fortnightly meeting and got to glimpse the community at its best. It's very nice to see women defining themselves outside of their relationships to men, particularly in the machismo culture of central and south America. Later we were treated to a traditional dance, and then we joined in! And finally, with the help of all the little children we all danced and limboed on the beach. I do love some crazy dancing!Read more

  • Day5

    Settling In

    August 31, 2015 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 95 °F

    Today was jungle day. Tourist jungle, so no animals but still cool to see all the plants, insects and birds. The colourful toucan and kingfishers were winners. As was the magical cure to my cold! It was the bark of one tree, mixed with water then snorted. Burns like hell and for 5 minutes my whole face was streaming water: but after that, I was (and even better remain) completely snot free. Hooray! Then another so far trip highlight as we floated peacefully down the river on tubes. Picture: jungle flora all around, warm turquoise water. blazing sunshine, gentle current and all around birds and crickets. Pretty close to heaven? As I am now, tucked in bed (under my mosquito net therefore completely safe) typing this while outside it is raining gently. Sounds just like those soothing tapes you get to help you sleep. Except real.Read more

  • Day6

    Carishina

    September 1, 2015 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 75 °F

    After the downpours of yesterday evening/night we woke up to a lovely cool morning. And I even managed to brave the toilets in the middle of the night. Not a single arachnid in sight! Today we played at being Quechua. We went into the jungle to gather the food we needed for lunch and I learnt a new insult. Carishina. It means "like a man" because in their community the men only hunt, everything else is done by the woman, and therefore to do something like a man means to be rubbish at it. I also learnt how useful a machete is. It is their one tool and they use it for everything. The little girls are very good with them. Then we made chocolate. For real: super easy! You simply cut the plant, remove the beans, dry them, toast them, grind them, add powered milk and sugar, grind again then add some (in our case lemongrass) water and voila! Beautiful chocolate sauce. There is something lovely about growing everything you eat. Want some chili sauce? Go pick the chilies! In the afternoon we continued our experience with panning for gold, shooting blow guns (I was pretty damn good, if I say so myself) and making bracelets. Finally a night walk with lots of flutterbyes (and definitely no spiders... especially not tarantulas or poisonous ones) then goodnight and goodbye to the jungle and our new friends!Read more

  • Day0

    Atlanta to Quito - 6 July 2015

    July 8, 2015 in Ecuador ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Jaime made friends with Lauren (from Raleigh) while we sat in the airport. This officially starts the period where Jaime introduces herself to various individuals. Keith sat next to Glenda and, taking a page from the Jaime Parker playboook, made fast friends. Jaime and Keith watched Get Hard, and then laughed as 70 year old Glenda watched it too. She had just celebrated her 70th birthday and 50th wedding anniversary. She was with Bob who talked too much, but was super helpful. Keith's seat didn't recline and his stereo was broken. Jaime was very sweet and allowed him to share headphones. We then got a cab from the airport and almost ran into the back of a parked truck on the highway. We crashed when we finally made it to our hostel.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Río Misahuallí, Rio Misahualli

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