Ecuador’s Amazonian territory remained a backwater until the discovery of oil in the late Twentieth Century.
The history of San Jose de Payamino is a three-stranded story, taking in the history of the community itself, the history of the lowlan
Electricity arrived in late February at San Jose de Payamino.
This blog is something of a novelty: for the first time, I am writing about Payamino from the relative safety of an English living room
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It started raining just after four am. We hadn’t had any rain for over week - a rare thing in Payamino.
Every evening in San Jose de Payamino I go down to the river for a wash, it’s one of the simple joys of living there, getting rid of t
Life in the jungle has its perils and pitfalls; spending any time out here requires a certain amount of personal preparation.
After my first couple of months in Payamino, I received a suggestion from HQ in Denmark that I should spend a few days upriver in the in