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Why My Journey To Ecuador’s Rainforest Left An Imprint On Me .. and a BIG Holiday Giveaway..

In my last post, I showed photos of the time I spent in the Andes Mountains with an indigenous community. When we got on the bus and waved goodbye, after being recipients of their hospitality and warmth for 2 days, I didn’t want to leave. I felt that spending another week on the land and with this community would be nourishment for my body and soul.

The next leg of the journey – and the reason why all of us had trekked so far – was to spend time in the rainforest and with the indigenous tribe, the Achuar.

Kapawi Lodge – Achuar Operated – In The Rainforest

In order to get to where they live, we needed to take a 9 seat plane and then a motorized canoe trip. There is no other access.

I jumped at the chance to sit next to the pilot. I had a full frontal view as we entered the rainforest. Gazing at the massive canopy of green  abutting the river, I felt like I had touched a piece of heaven.

Ecuador Rainforest

Why was it so important that we spend time with the Achuar? This indigenous tribe of 6000, live on their ancestral land – nearly 2 million acres. They’ve been able to preserve their way of life without a lot of influence or colonization from the outside world where they reside- straddling the borders of Ecuador and Peru.

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How My Journey To An Indigenous Community in Ecuador Gave Me A Deeper Appreciation of Nature

Andes Mountain

I returned this Thursday from a 2 week journey in Ecuador. Since I’m still grappling with how to use words to write about this powerful journey, in this post I’m using photos to tell a story.

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