Friday, April 22, 2011

Napo River Journey - Part 2

Enjoying the journey!

Dancers in Tena from Brenda Yost on Vimeo.

Children going down river. Kind of reminds me of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.

One of the dancers, they are a very beautiful people.

The band.

Demonstration on making the drink from the Yuca plant, yuca is also made into flour and baked into bread (pan) we get yuca pan often here.

After leaving the animal center we journed back down the river to an native village. Here we had a demonstration on making a fermented drink from Yuca (cassava). They grind the yuca plant very fine add some coloring and wrap the pulp in a banana leave for about 2 weeks. This results in a drink. It is amazing that all culturals seem to have the knowledge to make strong drinks. We also took part in a native dance. We did not have time for the Shaman demonstration. Hopefully we can return again as I want to get some more items from their gift shop.


Lindsie said...

We liked seeing all the pictures and the girls liked the dancers, but then had a lot of modesty questions. :)

Shebearof3 said...

looks so fun to explore. Glad you are able to see so many new things.