Once in Kalahari I made the error of saying to a san/bushman, there is nothing here.. and he said, we have everything we want here..
when in curiapo, you have to understand the rhythm and for me, being an anthropologist, meeting and chatting to the locals and understand the current situation in venezuela and its friendship with cuba.. all kept me very busy.
I met all sorts of people. Moruma is the daughter of Mr Lugo and who has two sisters in cuba studying medicine and another going soon there and there is a possibility that she herself might go to Cuba for some postgraduate studies in education. She is a teacher at the local school having graduated from a tertiary institution.
When Thelma told me her last name was Anumansin, I couldnt figure out the origin of that name.. My father was from Guyana and his name was Hanuman Singh, now it figures, it has been espanolized to Anumansin!
Also the immigrants are supposed to take on spanish names.. so if you see hindoo faces with names like Gomez or Vallenzuela you know why.. similar to Warao who have names which are spanish in origin!
Of course it is foolish to expect a bottle of St Emilion or A shiraz from Wolf Blass or a Malbec from Trapiche.. but believe it or not, with dinner, this wine made in Guyana from cereal and sugar cane is good enough..
at 2 usd per bottle, slightly sweet but went well with indian curries!
A new generation of people are growing up in the delta, with genetic influence of the east indians..it becomes etched in their faces and their fondness for curry!