Moyobamba is a Discovery-channel-lovers paradise. From sunrise to sunset it is absolutely gorgeous. The air is pure and clean and whenever I'm lost, I look to see where "Moro" (the giant mountain) is. "Moro" is my compass...ha-ha, who needs a GPS here? My favorite "Discovery Channel Moment" is seeing ants carrying leaves. I tried to take an up-close shot and it turned out so-so. These little tiny insects are so strong and carry bitten-off leaf fragments bigger than they are one after the other. "Chicharras" are an insect here that I heard more when I first arrived, but everyone in a while one pops up. They perch on tree trunks or on walls and make this really annoying "shshsh" it's a high pitched annoyance. One got stuck in the house once. For a few seconds I wished that I could turn off my hearing aids like Garrett does!
Right after I sent the last package, the most beautiful rainbow broke out across the sky. It was a beautiful, full, overarching complete rainbow that framed all of Moyobamba. Hermana Rodriguez taught me that dark vibrant rainbows are "machos: (males) and their more transparent partners are "embras" (females). The most beautiful part of the rainbow was that it was a complete pair arching over the sky. So gorgeous that I had to write and tell you about it! I know, quite a moment for the camera but we were leaving for appointments and so I didn't have it with me. I stared at it with my head straining out the back of the moto as we drove to the appointment. I don't think it's a sight that I'll soon forget.