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Posts Tagged "Amazon"

It’s a jungle out there!

We had all the best intentions; get to know the Amazon, explore nature, live within an indigenous community, maybe even create a successful community garden. We even hoped to get passing travellers to donate money to locals for building materials and community needs. We had planned on staying a minimum of six months, running and […]

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Photo dump: exploring the watery Amazon spaces

One of the best perks of working in the Amazon is discovering new places and then sharing them with tourists. Recently we spent four days with a lovely Polish father and son and this is a snap shot of our time spent river and lake side. As it turns out, they where to be our […]

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Photo dump: A taste of Brazil

Every Sunday afternoon, close to sunset, the Brazilian, Peruvian and Colombian border communities gather beside the Amazon River at Tabatinga – Brazil. The ladies compress their generous curves in to their skimpiest clothes and shake it to high volume latin rhythms, everyone gets seriously boozed and they party away the last of their weekend. As […]

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Finding our jungle feet

Waiting outside our next door neighbours for a chicken to be killed was definitely something new for me. No part of my design career could have ever prepared me for work in the jungle. It’s funny to think how different my life was in Australia while I sat contemplating the demise of a local chook. […]

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Photo dump: Not so wild animals

Most people that come to the Amazon want to see exotic animals and we`re no different. But if you don`t have time to hike far in to the jungle, sit patiently for hours in pretty wild conditions, they can be hard to find. There is a local house in our village that has a few […]

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How to make jungle bread aka Selva pan de la Amazonía

Traditional bread of the Amazon is not at all like bread in other parts of the world, but it’s a staple that is as much a part of the indigenous community as carrying a machete. It’s also quite a process that we watch being made regularly in our home. It’s called casabe and it’s made […]

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Vivir la vida de la selva Amazónica

Living within the Amazon jungle has opened up a whole new visual world. From the dark green, sweaty spaces of lush growth, to swirly chocolate brown river currents, life on and around the biggest river in the world is full of colourful surprises. To view our expanding photo perpspective visit our Facebook page here. k&a […]

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Living in the garden of Earthly delights

Our first few days unwinding to the pace of the Amazon have been quite eventful. It`s a big change to fly from the freshness of high altitude Bogota, across an ocean of green jungle and land in a beautiful sweat box. We`ve shifted to our new hut , but somehow not as accessible to the town […]

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