For three months I wandered the state
of Rondonia in the heart of Brazil's Amazon jungle.
I took boats, jeeps, planes, and traveled all around.
I saw the old forest being cut down and burned. I
met gold miners, rubber tappers, and some of the Indian
tribes that were under pressure from the incoming
colonists who were streaming into the area to build
themselves better lives. Often their lives in Rondonia
did not turn out as well as they had hoped. Among
other delicacies, we ate piranha, monkey, armadillo,
macaw, and alligator.