Who even wakes up at 2:00 AM when you went to bed at 11:30 PM? I do, especially when your intoxicated roommate snores and chants like a Native-American. And to top it off, at exactly 2:45 AM I hear someone running on slippers, only to find out it was my boss (who I traveled with).
S U N D A Y, the only day where I wondered what in the world I’d do. This morning, I didn’t really feel like getting up early. In fact, it's Sunday. Even then, I was among the first to be up and heading for a bath. I forgot to mention in my first post that Sergio, one of the guys of the ACT (Amazon Conservation Team), told us where the village got its name from. When the first villagers arrived at the river, they saw a Tortoise (Pelelu) on the top of a rock (Tepu) which kind of looks like an island. It’s easy to climb on top, so it's not really an island.
March 7th, 2018, 11:27 AM, Paramaribo, Suriname; we were supposed to be in the air by now. But I already expected that we'd be departing a while later than planned. We're off to Pelelu Tepu, a Native-American village in the southern parts of Suriname. Together with the head of our organization, I'm leaving to do some research on the Trio tribes as part of our new exhibition.