|In the Amazon village we visited, I saw these boys enjoying ice cream -- a definite sign of modern times, as it means|
a freezer on site must be powered with electricity all the time!
|On the cruise boat we learned about the many local fruits, especially the vitamin-rich camu-camu, the sapote,|
the various types of cacao (chocolate), and several others.
|In the Lima airport area we saw this huge ad for Coca-Cola.|
Note that the air was very smoggy -- signs of "civilization" !
|As I've mentioned, the lunch and dinner tables on the boat were always decorated with clever raffia craftwork.|
|And the food we were served was always beautiful, like this rolled chicken.|