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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 ...
... palms don't have a central root and are supported by a series of roots that prop it up. We saw several types of these and one in particular is called an Ironwood or sometimes the 'Walking Palm'. Yes the wood is very hard and used to make spears and some people think that because of the way the roots stick out, that the tree can move across the forest up to 15 cm per year, though this has not been proven.
We also saw lots of nuts on the forest floor. The pic of ...
... till I got here that Ecuador's largest export is oil, followed by flowers. It seems that Russia is one of their largest markets, the red roses that they sell for Valentine's Day alone is a huge share of it. I thought that perhaps some of the greenhouses were used for flowers - as I wouldn't have thought that outside would be the best for flowers in the tropics.
At Coca I was met by a quite young Alfonso and after my obligatory bathroom stop ahead of a ...
... in the tourism called SANI, they are well known in Coca. He also used to work sometimes for this luxurious boat called Anakonda.
I finally came to that conclusion that Amazon Forest are only for rich people or for people whose are on short trip in Ecuador.
He agreed and I suggested him to develop a voluntay work within his community. In fact, you are not interacting with the same people.
During our visit, he kept saying his visitors never touch anything, never get ...
... 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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