Friends In Low Places
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Today we came across a small dug out canoe along the banks of the river and decided to take it out for awhile to cover a little more distance. Soon enough we came across a little pier with a path presummabely leading to a house so we decided to give it a look.
There we met a lovely family who were more than happy to talk to us and show us around. They grew cassava and showed me how tapioca was made and let myself and Simon give it a go. Good fun. The little girl could not stop laughing at how bad we were.
Two men there, one called Jackson and the other we dubbed Capitan, offered to join us for a couple of days. We were more than happy especially when they offered us the use of their boat. We also thought that they might know the area better than our faithful guide.
Capitan barely spoke but gave the impression that he only speaks when he has too. Walking alongside this man was amazing. He would occassionly stop and point out some amazing insects that no normal person could have seen at the pace he walks. He showed us a particular type of tree that was used as a primitive phone to communicate by banging on it.
We stopped by Jackson's house or Jungle Lodge Jackson as he called it. He made fun of all the other big touristy Jungle Lodges claiming his to be better. When we got there, I asked him where the toilet was, he pointed to the trees! So we started making fun saying that he has "no banheiro". It was a nice home but perhaps a little cramped with 5 lads living in it.