What To Expect From Your Spiritual Cleansing

People in Ecuador (and all over the world) will visit their local shaman for a wide variety of reasons. Luckily for me, walking through the market in Cuenca on Friday, I stumbled across the weekly visit by local shamans, and stopped to watch them work. People had come in family groups, mothers with small babies … Continue reading What To Expect From Your Spiritual Cleansing

Waking Up Achuar Style

Lying in my tent with only a 2cm foam "mattress" between me and the hard-packed earth, I wondered how I was ever going to get comfortable enough to actually go to sleep. Worst case I decided, I would just lie there watching the stars through my fly-screen window until the 4am wake up call. Next … Continue reading Waking Up Achuar Style

Achuar People: Guardians of the Amazon

Kapawi Eco-Lodge is part of a project belonging to the indigenous Achuar (ah-shwar) people who have lived in the Ecuadorian Amazon for hundreds of years. Their ancestral lands – nearly 2 million acres – straddle the modern borders of Ecuador and Peru, a remote area that has allowed them to preserve their way of life … Continue reading Achuar People: Guardians of the Amazon