Friday, February 09, 2007

VI Encounter for the New Horizon
Photo Report #1
GETTING TO FORTALEZA

Our trip began in the central market of Rio Branco,

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the capital of the State of Acre and the regional center of commerce. After spending a day visiting the market and getting provisions we boarded a bus packed with family, friends and stuff for the festival.

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The road -- called the "Green Way" -- carried through widespread mono crop plantations of agricultural products and pasture land.

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As is typical along roads in the Amazon region ranches and farms have replaced the forest.

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Once we left the main road the scene changed into a winding path and, due to the rains, we walked the last bit to the community.

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There was a welcoming committee waiting to greet us and soon there was a little party

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to inaugurate the opening of the snack bar where we enjoyed juice drinks of tropical fruits.

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The afternoon ended with a lovely rainbow which everyone saw as an auspicious opening of the 6th Festival of New Horizon at Fortaleza.

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