Getting to Baltimori included a 3 hour hike through the woods. Getting back from Baltimori to Puerto Maldonado began with a ride on a local boat carrying people, platanos (cooking bananas), large bags of charcoal, and assorted chicks and roosters. The boat dropped us off in the town of Infierno (literally Hell) where we waited for an hour and a half before we finally crammed into a car heading into the city.
Bracelets on woman at Philadelphia Folk Festival. The zig zag rainbow bracelet was made by Damaris Panaifo from Iquitos for CACE.
I stopped by the Fair Trade Winds store in the Ballard district of Seattle while enjoying a week long vacation in the Pacific Northwest. It's one of five great stores owned bt the Culler family in different parts of the US. I always enjoy meeting them at meetings of the Fair Trade Federation.