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Be Strict Travel Tips

Be Strict Travel Tips
When a Tourist or Traveler makes any type of deal with other cultures, they need to be very strict and force the other side to adhere to the contract.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Saturday, January 31, 2009
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The world is a Macho place; both the men and the women enjoy testing the people from more developed countries. They wish to know if we are clever, smart, and capable of taking care of the world and ourselves.

When you allow other cultures to take advantage of your good will, you are being a chump. They know, and now you know it, please go forth into the world and be a good ambassador to your country.

Treat all cultures the same as you would treat you own, it is an extreme insult to belittle another culture by not treating them the same as your own culture because you feel them poor or weak, they are not.

Example, I had my clothes cleaned yesterday by a nice girl of the village, she forget to return one shirt, I walked down this morning and picked up the shirt of the clothesline. I looked at her, she looked at me, I will never know the reason, however for sure I was strict enough to require her to give me all my shirts, convenient problems are often beneficial to a macho person.

Be Strict Travel Tips


No Contact Tribes in Peru

No Contact Tribes in Peru

Murunahua Tribe
Chitonahua Tribe
Mashcopiro Tribe

No Contact, not Un-Contacted is correct…

These tribes do not try to contact other groups, however they have been contacted, I am sure there are more tribes in Peru than the list above, this is just the region of my study.

I have been pushing around, trying to find the proper explanation for what these isolated tribes about 20 hours south of here on the Yurua River. They say “Colatos,” in Spanish, however this word loses meaning in translation to English. However, these tribes are best called “no contact tribes,” they are not un-contacted tribes because both sides have been contacted from time to time, everyone know the other exist.

I have learn that about 20 people over the last 10 years have left the “no contact tribes” and become part of various villages here in Peru.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Saturday, January 31, 2009
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There are three families here in Breu who come from “no contacted tribes,” however I am not going to show their photo until I can better understand the truth. The is a lot of information that is jumbled around in translations, and I can ask questions and they give affirmative answers and mininterpret the information, I must continually triple check information by asking in various ways the same question.

As best I can understand today, the one Chitonahua man saw a woman from the Yurinawas Tribe carrying many items walking through the jungle, he decided to help her, they fell in love and he left his world to join hers, the two now live in Breu, Peru.

A love story.

No Contact Tribes in Peru


Asheninkas Boy With Bow and Arrow

Asheninkas Boy With Bow and Arrow
A morning walk down to the river and I find this young man who tells me he is trying to shoot birds. The bow and arrow was bigger than he was, however I believe the real thing.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Saturday, January 31, 2009
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There is a cloud hanging on the ground in the morning, it takes a few hours to burn it off the ground.



As I came closer to the water, a couple of Asheninkas girls were walking down to the water to enter a dugout canoe.

There are many tribes represented in the village of Breu, for many reasons they have come to this small village that is closer to civilization not farther away.

Culture,

Asheninkas Boy With Bow and Arrow


Cooking Eggs in Breu Peru

Cooking Eggs in Breu Peru
The food situation is weak here, I finally decided to boil some eggs today, this is one step about camping. Canned tuna, cracker, eggs, almost no vegetables or fruit here Breu is a manufactured village, not truly village full of farmers, this village was designed to be a center of government of the Yurua Municipality.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Friday, January 30, 2009
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My backpack weighed in at 19.3 kilos, I was carrying one liter of 96 percent alcohol, and I am glad I did. Peru seems to sell the good stuff, 96 percent burns great.

I had many visitors come and marvel at my cooking contraption, however there is a lot of wood here, I may opt tomorrow for a wood fire. I have been trying to get a couple of the local girls to cook for me, however so far I have crashed and burned.



This is Iris, she registers the babies being born in the area, if you come here, tease here about here "tacos." She is the only one here wearing high heeled shoes, she calls them "tacos."

Food, - Fuels

Cooking Eggs in Breu Peru


Hunting with a Shotgun in Peru

Hunting with a Shotgun in Peru
This is a photo of Marcos, he went with two other men across the river yesterday to hunt. I was a little surprised to see a shotgun, however quickly remembered where I was, it just makes sense.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Friday, January 30, 2009
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Shotguns are normal in Breu and today when I was arranging a Peca Peca canoe up the river to Dulce Gloria Samuel wanted some money for shotgun cartridges to hunt along the way.

I have never learned the word for cartridges in Spanish until today, there was never a need.

Note, I told Marcos not to eat all the monkeys…


Morning in the Peruvian Jungle

Morning in the Peruvian Jungle
I have been awake now for about one and a half hours, I finally needed to leave my mosquito net box. Mosquito nets annoy me after too much time, they restrict movement, and feel confining, plus the roosters outside the building are determined to wake the world.

It is 5:45 in the morning here in the small village of Breu, Peru on the edge of normal civilization. At the next village South of here Dulce Gloria, I will leave the Spanish influenced Mestizo world behind and enter world of the Asheninikas Tribe.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Friday, January 30, 2009
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I keep thinking of the groups who want to control this area of the world, it is so remote, it feels as if nobody cares, however in reality many groups are wrestling to control this jungle.

Christina Missionaries
- Money from member of their churches

Lumbermen
- Money from the sales of lumber

Local Tribes
- Money earned by providing service to either the lumbermen or the governments wishing to colonize the area.

Peruvian Government
- Money from the taxes receive from the people of Peru and the large amounts of taxed paid by the foreign investors looking for Petroleum, Gas, Gold, Copper and Uranium, and I am sure many more.

Peruvian Military
- The force behind the Peruvian Government

Brazil
- The force from the North of here, border are enforced, it stops players from one side trying to cross over and take lumber or other resources from the other country.

Non Government Organizations of all types, save the trees, save the tribes, save the rainforest.
- Money received from donations, therefore the bigger the problem, the more money they collect.

Who is going to win, I would almost guarantee the lumbermen will win, they are truly the only group supplying income for the locals tribes.

Once tribes get a taste of the civilized world, they start to desire all the small advantages, the next thing you know, a pair of boots is not a want, it becomes a need.



These are the traditional type of boots worn in the jungle, I purchased these in Pucallpa, Peru. About half the people here in Breu are wearing these boots most of the day.

Morning in the Peruvian Jungle


Wear You Shirts Two Days Travel Tip

Wear You Shirts Two Days Travel Tip
Wear your two days, everyone around you will be doing at least three days…

I have found it acceptable by other travelers and tourist to wear the same shirt two days, I find that most of my traveler friends are willing to wear the same shirts for three or more.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Friday, January 30, 2009
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This may be a strange travel tip, however when planning for you trip it is best to know the customs of travelers. I personally carry 10 shirts and try to only wear them once, but I am not opposed to wearing them twice.

This can help you to plan your trip, however please understand 10 shirts is probably double if not triple the average traveler.

Walk up wind when you meet new friends that only wear dark colors.

Packing for Travel, - Gear, - Clothing

Wear You Shirts Two Days Travel Tip


What am I doing in Breu, Peru

What am I doing in Breu, Peru
I have a deep interest in the less contacted or isolated tribes of the planet. I am not saying they are un-contacted, I am saying for the most part; they do not want contact with what we call the civilized world.

I am in Breu to investigate how to travel as close as possible to one of the isolated tribes of Peru. I will probably day a two-three day trip to Dulce, Gloria while I am here to discover the infrastructure of this village, whereby I can return in 2010 to further my studies, hopefully with some University types, who need an adventure outside the classroom.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Thursday, January 29, 2009
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At this level of civilization on the planet we take big jumps down the ladder of civilization. When I leave Brue and travel to Dulce Gloria, I will enter a village that is 95 tribal in nature, while Breu is manufactured city by the country of Peru. There is a Military Base here with about 30 soldiers as we are about 2 hours by boat from the Brazil Border.

As I travel up the Yurua River there becomes less reason to be there, and less civilized, until it is possible to enter an area where tribes live, however do not want contact by other people.

About eight months ago, a couple of NGO fabricated a video that created a world wild novelty of the less contacted tribes of the world. Here in this community, they know the names of all the people who help pose for the airplane photos, the photos are on the bulleting board of the municipality of Breu.

There is a lot of crap flying around, however what is real, there is an organized group of lumbermen who keep extending there reach farther into these isolated area. There is also a couple of highway being ran from Brazil into Peru. The misguide NGO, or ONG as they are called here are trying to use deceitful tactics to both stop the lumber industry, and increase their donation coffers.

It is hard to say who is worst, the lumbermen or the NGO’s, the both will do anything to further their cause; nobody here is on the moral high ground. I reported on this about eight months ago.

The only way to understand these isolated tribes is travel close enough to where the gossip ends and the truth prevails.

I need to go about 12-15 hour by Peca Peca boat up river and I will truly be at one of the edges of civilization, after that, nobody know what is happen out there.

I truly am grateful to the Peru Government for supplying a great outpost here in Breu, Peru for the study of one of our planets most isolated areas.

This page is where I am collecting links and posting information.
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010

What am I doing in Breu, Peru