First Tena Visit

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November 26th 2006
Published: January 28th 2007EDIT THIS ENTRY

Kerensa and I visited Tena in the beginning of December. It was her first chance to return since she studied there last summer and it was my first visit to the rainforest. We stayed at the Buena Vista hostal (good prices with a great view). While we were in Tena, we ran into two members of the South American Explorers (SAE)and were invited to a fincha (family farm) that they were visiting the following day.

We spent the day with a Quichua family - the Tapuys. They were very warm and friendly - we instantly felt at home. We had an opportunity to watch and participate in traditional dance, we hiked through their property (including a tour of a cave!), they told stories and fed us a great lunch.

Check out the video of the children dancing for us!

Additional photos below
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Hugh with the TapuysHugh with the Tapuys
Hugh with the Tapuys

Our friend Hugh (with the dreadlocks) with the Tapuys and their friend John
Sonya Tapuy's daughterSonya Tapuy's daughter
Sonya Tapuy's daughter

An instant friend!
Cool bugCool bug
Cool bug

Centepedes are called cientos pies - "100 feet"
Jungle HouseJungle House
Jungle House

The Tapuys have a house in Tena and another in the jungle.

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