Our current CACE house in Iquitos has been great for the past two years, but the owner finally sold it so we have to find a new place to store our equipment, distill our oil and have a place where I can stay when I come down. While one can find a few places online or through a rental agent, the only way to really find out what's available is to search the streets. I walked around our neighborhood first and then cruised around in numerous areas with Tulio on his motorcycle. We kept a sharp eye out for little paper or plastic signs that said "Casa para alquiler" (house for rent) instead of ones advertising houses, popsickles, or coconuts for sale." In the course of our ramblings, we toured some funky dwellings at the end of mud lanes and a spiffy place surrounded by a white picket fence. We made it to the Marona Cocha district where houses made of rough boards lay just above the land but in an area that would certainly flood in the coming rainy season. We had found a few places in between that might serve, but I was very happy when we finally got to see inside a house we had passed by the night before (while some festive neighbors played the Macarena). It offered just what we needed - a house in a safe (and kind of fun) neighborhood, adequate space to store our grinder, distiller, and other supplies, and a place where I and other visitors could sleep during our stays in the city.
Catalog of bird crafts made by artisans from the communities of the Marañon basin in Peru. You can see more in our online store: https://amazon-forest-store2.myshopify.com/
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GREEN ANACONDA AMAZON GUITAR STRAP - HAND-MADE AND FAIR TRADE This unique fair-trade Amazon Guitar Strap was hand-made by Bora native artisan Monica Chichaco from the village of Brillo Nuevo from comfortable, sturdy and flexible chambira palm fiber. It has a high-quality brass-plated buckle so its length can be adjusted to fit the guitarist with any folk or electric guitar.
Available in black, dark brown and green from the Amazon Forest Store at: https://amazon-forest-store2.myshopify.com/products/fair-trade-hand-made-guitar-strap-anaconda-gs01?variant=8139898159204
This is a great strap for musicians to show their appreciation and support for native culture and the environment. The Anaconda model is based on a traditional Bora pattern of this large snake that lives in the rivers and forest of the Amazon. Each strap comes with a tag listing the artisan's name and community and the plants they used to make it. Sales help create a sustainable livelihood for artisan families and support health, education and conservation in their communities.