Discoverers Expedition Vilcabamba 2016: Pichari (VRAEM, Peru), José Padial with herpetologists Juan Carlos Chaparro and Roberto Gutiérrez. (Part 2 of 2)
January 27-28, 2016
The following is an excerpt from Part 1 of 2 (previous post):
At the end, Marontuari welcomed the expedition and offered us their support. Masato —a turbid fermented beverage made of sweet potato and cassava—was served and shared in large calabash bowls. We drank and talked with people from the village; jokes in Ashaninka were exchanged—not everyday you meet a bunch of crazy scientists interested in your frogs, lizards and snakes. We said goodbye, got into our truck, and happily descended the bumpy road while looking at the amazing shades of green that jungles show before sunset.