Published: June 25th 2007June 25th 2007
Amazon Jungle Day 3 South America
By Len Sally
June 25th 2007 Amazon Day 3
Today we went to a village and learned how to make a blowgun. We thought they just used a hollow piece of bamboo and blew through it. Wrong. This production took most of the morning. A local family hosted us, and we were able to get an upclose look at how they live. After the blowgun construction, we walked through the rest of the village and met a woman who’s going to show us how to weave later in the week. This is like walking through the set of a National Geographic special. They wear castoff clothing from the Goodwill stores in the U. S., and they live in open-sided thatched-roof “houses”. Everything they have is from the jungle and the river. They sleep on the wooden floors, have no pillows, and most of all—no bathrooms.
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