eco travel, La Isla De Los Monos, peru, South America

Bad Beans

“Go through these and pick out the bad ones!” Gilberto says pointing to a pile of about 5,000 beans. These days we are amazing bean sorters. Each morning after breakfast we spend a few hours tirelessly going through what seems like endless Chiclayos (peruvian slang for whatever type of beans…

eco travel, La Isla De Los Monos, peru, South America

Meet Anita

We first met Anita in the kitchen, face planted in a bowl of soup. Anita loves food and a result, she’s a little chubby. She doesn’t have many friends on the island and prefers to play alone. Since she is still a baby, she’s a little clumsy and it’s funny…

La Isla De Los Monos, peru, South America

Meet Melita

Melita, a Monk Saki,was the baby of the island before Neeko arrived earlier this week.. and she definitely plays the part. She needs to be attached to something (preferably you) at all times because she scares easily. Sometimes she plays by herself when we are sorting beans, but she always…

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