Yes I know I am putting place names in titles that nobody has a clue where they are. So Rio Hondo is a river tributary to the Rio Beni, where I work. I visited a Moseten family there to learn about Moseten ways of making a living in the forest and the different terms that they use for different elements in the landscape such as hills, rivers, streams, different vegetation patches etc. and how those could be mapped.The family is extremely welcoming and we had a great time, although I felt really bad that we drank all their “chicha” made from Yucca. (Chicha is a drink made of different fermented products, like maize, yucca, plantain etc.) And I was really surprised the family literally devoured my tomato/lettuce salad, because usually people are more fond of rice and meat than vegetables.
It was very interesting and I fully enjoyed it, even though this time I got really covered in mosquito bites (when will they invent light, fast-drying travel pants that are mosquito-proof?). I counted 60 bites on my right tigh one night and then gave up, because there were ticks crawling on my belly. Not to forget the sandflies and…and… Despite that, what could be better than the view from my tent at the full moon (@Sandra: I think this is MORE beautiful than the Taj Mahal by moonlight, 😀 ).