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... on to the local high school which serves three neighboring communities.
Antonio was asked how he managed to teach all the different levels of students in the school. He said that there is a standard curriculum that he follows, so he does not have to prepare it from scratch for each grade. A usual day, he said, was to first check all the homework. Then he would give an assignment for the older students to do in class while he worked with the younger ones. Then he would ...
... Life here is dependent on a fight for light, and the never changing weather at the equator nurtures diversity and interdependence. All the birds and animals in the jungle seem to hide themselves and we must be trained to look carefully to catch glimpses of the monkeys swinging over head, and various birds flitting into the branches. It sees that only the leaf eater ants do not hide, as we watch them right in front of our path, ceaselessly ...
... have fallen there was a significant break in the forest's density and lower, bushier plants were growing. As we walked we saw lots of interesting things and my very knowledgable guide went to a lot of trouble to find and explain things to me. I have attached pics to explain most of the following.
Some of the larger trees figs and other types have massive buttress roots that branch out and run across the surface for 10, 20, 30 metres and even further. Other ...
... where he had to meet couple of his friends. All of them were working in tourism. We spent a good time and I could meet the man who became my guide for 3 days, Freddy. He was working as a guide since 15years, he could speak english very well and a little german as he spent 3months in Berlin.
We really got on well and offered me to show me around the forest the next day.
I accepted straight away as my instinct told me.
He is now the admisnistrator of a community ...
... with cocktails and a short introductory discussion. It is then time to go to our rooms and sort ourselves out - and have some free time before our afternoon activities begin. Our rooms are amazing - are we really in the Amazon??? The weather is sooooo hot & humid - the group consensus is to go swimming in the lake - yes there are piranha in the lake, but we are told it is very safe - they have no interest in us! We spend ...
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