RE: MyPictureDay - Chuao, Venezuela.
Okay, had more time to read this properly tonight instead of just gazing at the photos. Thought-provoking article with excellent photos as always, @gabyoraa. You show us not just the what but the why of the place,
Comparing this isolated and "backwards" village to your own modern, civilized, connected and now chaotic city and country puts some things in perspective. I'm glad these people have avoided (presumably intentionally) much of the progress that has been destroying the rest of your nation and eroded the values of so many others around the world. We can't and maybe shouldn't all go back to an uncomplicated life like this but we can at least learn from it. Mostly it's just reassuring to be shown that it still exists, somewhere.
(And it's oddly reassuring to know that there are mosquitoes even in paradise. At least we have that in common.)
Your article leaves me with a question: who was the first person to think "hey, this cacao fruit is pretty tasty, but why don't we leave the fruit out to ferment a few days, roast it, mash it into a powder, heat it up, mix it with sugar, cool it into the shape of a rectangular pancake with grid marks and see how it tastes then?"