Hostal El Colibri
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... a few years ago to stop its use in their country as they saw it as simply another way to get high; they lost in court, but many are very skeptical about its sanctity. We Amazon jungle tourists were all interested to see how this played out.
The Shaman who came to the lodge was named Julio, dressed like all the other guys working here in a t-shirt, cargo shorts, and sandals. He is 74 years old, although he looks much older. He has sort of hollowed-out eyes, ...
... and it was great conversation. He also showed me some of the various jungle plants and told me which fruits come from some of them. I asked him what he thought about what Jim was doing and if he thought it was wrong to chop down the jungle for capitalist gains. He's native to the area but said he didn't think it was wrong. He told me he feels it's not bad because it provides work for the families who live here. They are still poor but without the work they would really ...
... market). Lunch was a fish soup with a plate of fried river fish, rice, potato, and salad. It was pretty good. We then headed back to the hostel to catch up on internet and blogging. After a few hours, we headed out to get some ice cream. There is a popular brand of fruit ice cream pops here that specializes in ice cream with exotic fruit flavors. Among them was, Copoazu (lemony and creamy), ungurahui (a palm fruit, my second favorite), malted beer (weird ...
... smartest move. But I was at the mercy of my bowels, and in the end, I was so incredibly relieved for it.
Sitting here this morning, I’m not sure what to make of last night’s experience. It was most certainly profound but I feel as though I pushed too much away. Like Maddie and her gift. I intend on fixing that tonight if I’m given the opportunity.
The only real certainty to come out of last night was when I woke up this morning, my ear infection was ...
... person lifting a photograph from the developing chemicals too early, then pronouncing the photographer incompetent.
A Massachusetts Senator said awhile ago that his state had a higher literacy rate before it adopted compulsory schooling than after. It’s certainly an idea worth considering: Schools reached their maximum efficiency long ago, and that “more” for schools will make things worse, instead of better.
Whatever an education is, it ...