A trip to start the year to prepare 2018 was not going to fall bad. I was a volunteer in a new project that is going to make the Puntos de Encuentros foundation in Caquetá. The objective was to make a diagnosis for the reconstruction of an abandoned school. This caused by the ravages of war. They are located in remote communities on the banks of the Caquetá River.
The trip started on January 2 at 6:30 p.m. The flight took off from the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón airport to Florence on a 42 -500B ATR plane from Satena Airlines that lasted about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I must confess that it has been one of the smallest airplanes I have traveled on. Also the ones that have moved the most. But fortunately everything was under control.
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Gustavo Artunduaga Airport
As soon as I arrived at the airport we went by car to the town of Curillo. It is more or less about 2 and a half hours from the capital. The road is in excellent condition. Throughout the night tour we went through different towns such as Morelia, Belen de los Andaquíes and others. I was surprised to see the large amount of water tributaries and the incredible parks that they have been conditioning. Get to Curillo the last town and fall like a stone.
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6:00 am the hour of the beginning of activities to leave for the path Palizada and the triple border Cauca, Putumayo and Caquetá. We arrived at the port of Curillo on the Caquetá River, heavily guarded by the army. This is a very strong drug broker in the country. Many of these populations handled commercial exchange not with Colombian pesos but with cocaine. This was a clearly guerrilla zone (FARC). Therefore, the strong military presence in the area was evident to prevent any abnormal situation. After the signing of the peace agreements, many things have changed in the area. The abandonment of the State is evident. Here those who commanded were the guerrillas who acted as intermediaries in the problems that arose. That is why we live in a slightly tense environment and it is logical that many see us with distrust of our visit.
We are accompanied by Yeviler and Lariza two young people who are from this area of the country and are part of the Foundation. My uncles Rossana and Guillermo were also with me. We were a great entourage willing to do a pleasant job.
Already in the “Flying” boats we went against the current of the river. First stop Palizada. The vast majority of these people are now evangelical. I was struck by the fact that the community leader was a woman who has a strong will to take things forward. The state of the school was 50% on the scale of 1% to 100%. It has difficulties in the structural subject besides that it was without baths essential subject for the good operation. This left us with great concern.
Curiosities that remained to me of this visit a lady showed me two shells of turtles and she told me that in the absence of meat they go out to hunt this type of animals for their own feeding; I’m clearly not used to hearing this kind of thing for which it was quite strange.
The happiness of children has no limits. To bathe in the river, to take a photo, to smile and to invite you to eat a fruit. All these details make the experience of traveling to communities forgotten by the State very different.
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About 30 minutes upstream after visiting the path Palizada we were already between the departments of Cauca, Putumayo and Caquetá. We disembarked in Putumayo to visit another path with the same needs as Palizada in terms of bathrooms for the school. A much larger community accompanied by a large number of children.
In the background there were different spaces to process illicit crops. For nobody is a secret this issue and is that with all the difficulties to transport agricultural products as many end up choosing the easiest. They know about the dangers that exist but still decide to take that route.
La Novia, Caquetá
The town that in the past had money that was weighed in the form of cocaine. Commercial exchanges of any kind were done in this way. From buying a pound of rice to paying for a flying ticket. It is not for less but it is that this path is practically in the middle of nowhere. Today, progress has been made on road issues and social recovery. Still, there is still a long way to go to give this town more progress and attention. This population is worthy of a # Transputamierda because the abandonment was total by the Colombian Government. Even so it is to admire the capacity of the people to endure so much struggle after so much war.
Florence I do not know if it’s a town or a small city
That magic of being between the jungle and the city had not lived in a long time, is exactly what happened to me in the capital of Caquetá. It has an approximate population of 170,000 small streets but crowded with motorcycles and cars make it look like a great metropolis. I walked through its parks and small neighborhoods and suddenly it gave me another sensation. Then I had to pay 15,000 pesos to cross the city from one extreme to the other, that’s when I returned to the reality of being in a seemingly expensive city. I imagine this happened to the high fuel costs. Because the distance was no more than 10 minutes … (Do not think I’ve been knocked down because it was not like that since I was going with two places).
They took me to meet the titi monkeys in a small restaurant on the outskirts of the city. A whole experience from the value of 1 banana to 2,000 to feed these animals that appear out of nowhere and are outdoors. Here the Pirarucú fish is eaten, a typical dish of the Brazilian Amazons. They told me that they also eat animals similar to the Tapir and some other lazy teddy …
I was in the portal of the forge a very beautiful natural space where the river passes and just on both sides there are very high peaks of two mountains. This scenario also has its violent history where the war between the FARC and the army left its bloody victims.
Waterfall El Anayacito Municipality of Doncello
They had written to me on Facebook that they would not stop going to see the El Anayacito creek in the municipality of Doncello. Well, I followed that recommendation without thinking twice. We took a shuttle from the Florence terminal to Doncello (30,000 COP round trip) The funny thing is that they do not leave without the full quota of 5 people so they waited a good time; so get up early to avoid headaches. Approximately 1 hour and a half lasted the route along a road that is in full remodeling, some sections are good others very irregular. The transport left us in the doncello market square and I could not stop trying the best kumis in the region, a total success before the hunger that would dominate us later on.
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How to get to the Anayacito?
There are two options to get to the El Anayacito waterfall. The first is by motorcycle taxi that costs about $ 30,000 pesos round trip. The second option is in jeeps $ 140,000 round trip. They can also climb on foot but they will take about 3 hours.
The mototaxi option was chosen. The state of the road was terrible to that we add that the bikes were not the best and to top it off my weight was not much to help. We still arrived after 30 minutes from the town’s market square. From there I walked about 25 minutes more on the mountain. Recommended to wear good shoes to wet and smear. We had been told that we could get lunch very close to the waterfall; But it was all lies because they did not sell individual lunches but complete chickens for at least 10 people. Until finally we reach one of the waterfalls that are part of the Anayacito. The wells are perfect for bathing and throwing in bombita. The video and the photos speak for themselves.
The Caquetá has a lot of potential to exploit, hopefully it will be done in the best way. Government entities have the hard work of supporting the development of tourism in this beautiful department of Colombia.
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