Shipibo, San Francisco, Ayahuasca, And Me January 30th 2007 My travels have slowed down the past few months. I have remained in the area surrounding Pucallpa, making the 1 hour journey into town by boat, a few times each week to check email and buy food. I have not encountered any new pueblos, villages, or tourist sights, so this journal will be more about the cultural aspects of the Shipibo culture of San Francisco and surrounding area. Also, more of my t ... read more
South America » Peru » Ucayali » Pucallpa Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
I am 28 years old and still don't feel like I have found my true path in life, so I have sold everything I own and will be heading to the Peruvian Amazon on April 20th 2006. Once in Lima I will find my way to the Amazon city of Pucallpa, most likely by bus, then meet up with a man by the mane of Pablo Amaringo who started an art school in the Amazon. I want to experience life in the Amazon and learn more about myself, and what better way than to jump off into the unknown.....
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