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Fri Apr 20, 2018, 11:10 PM

The Amazons solar-powered river bus

By Laura Plitt
BBC Mundo, Ecuador
20 April 2018



A school commute with a difference

How can you create public transport in the jungle without polluting it? The isolated Achuar peoples of Ecuador have created an ingenious solution.

A couple of hours before dawn in Kapawi, a village in a remote corner of the Ecuadorian Amazon, a group of men gather to drink litres of tea made from the guayusa plant. One by one they then disappear into the dark to vomit.

This ritual, known as guayusada, is designed to purge and energise and culminates in a sharing of dreams from the night.

It was during one of these ceremonies more than half a century ago that a dream was shared of a "canoe of fire".

More:
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-43798036

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