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San Juan de Yanayacu Travel Blog

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(note: the title is for all you Disney Pochontas fans out there...wait ARE there any?)

The second village we visited is called San Juan de Yanayacu.  Its even more remote than Chino.  About 2 hours farther down the river.  (I think.  Actually we took so many turns on so many tributaries, I really have no idea).

This village was a good bit smaller, but suprisingly, they had a functioning septic system.  These people never cease to amaze me!  It did need some improvements though.  We also looked at the possibility of installing a rainwater catchment system on some of the buildings with tin roofs.  (most are palm thatched). 

This was the village where we met Miguel.  One of my most memorable experiences from Peru.  Miguel the anteater.  He is of the Giant anteater species (they can get 4-6 feet long!)  Miguel was just a baby though, a pet.  When walking along a trail, one doesn't exactly expect to meet an anteater nosing around in the grass.  Its times like these when all you can do is just shake your head at the strangness of the animal kingdom.

My experience is San Juan de Yanayacu were quite similar to Chino. 

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San Juan de Yanayacu
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