Today we left Satipo. We are on our way to the RED ZONE which is a place well known for mass cocaine production and drug traffickers. It is inhabited by the Ashaninka tribe The Ashaninka’s do not follow the Peruvian law. According to our source, they do not like foreigners and they think white people kidnaps their kid for their organs. That fact did not scare us. Something really great happened and we met Teddy Sinacay Thomas who belong to the Ashaninka tribe and became our friend. From what we understood he is a minster in preserving and taking care of the Ashaninka culture. He helped us acquire the necessary permits we needed to go throughout the Ashaninka region. His cousin Paul and Jacek Klisowski contacted the radio and TV station in Peru and our journey though the RED ZONE will be announced though the media today. Once again, this is another proof of the kindness of everybody here in Peru. We didn’t even ask for their help but they offered it to us. Teddy even went ahead of us to let the Ashaninkas know that we are coming and that we are good people and he didn’t want anything for it. Definitely hats off to this wonderful person. For sure we will have a lot of Pisco in Atalaya! Big thanks to Teddy, Jacek and Paul!
Some photos from the road to Satipo . Soon there will be more
One of the hostels we slept on on our way to Satipo. Levelled up a little bit. We had our own private rooms as you can see! It was for 10 soles per person which is about $2.5 dollars each.