Saltadores de río - River jumpers

by Rabino Kuerbovich September. 24, 2020 585 views
Este es el río Baboque, escenario de nuestra historia // This is the Baboque river, background of today's story

Este es el río Baboque, escenario de nuestra historia // This is the Baboque river, background of today's story

Canchungo es una población de unos 15,000 habitantes, a 75 km de Bissau, por una carretera llena de baches que se hace eterna. En Canchungo no hay mucho que hacer: hacer calor y humedad, cosas bastante frecuente en Guinea-Bissau, los servicios sociales (educación, salud) son muy básicos y la población tiene lo justo para vivir.

Ser niño en Canchungo no tiene que ser fácil, sabiendo que en cuanto se crezca lo suficiente tendrá que irse a Bissau, ya sea a continuar sus estudios o, caso de la mayoría, a la difícil tarea de buscar un trabajo precario.

Canchungo is a town of about 15,000 inhabitants, 75 km from Bissau, on a bumpy road that becomes eternal. In Canchungo there is not much to do: it is hot and humid, which is quite common in Guinea-Bissau; the social services (education, health) are very basic and the population has just enough to live on.

Being a child in Canchungo does not have to be easy, knowing that as soon as you grow up enough you will have to go to Bissau, either to continue your studies or, in the case of most, to the difficult task of looking for a precarious job.

palmera llena de nidos de pájaro cuyo nombre ignoro // palm tree full of bird's nests whose name I don't know

palmera llena de nidos de pájaro cuyo nombre ignoro // palm tree full of bird's nests whose name I don't know

Mientras no llega aún ese momento difícl y ansiado de salir del hogar familiar a buscarse el porvenir, el río ofrece algunas maneras de seguir disfrutando de la infancia.

While that difficult and craved moment to leave the family home and look for the future has not yet arrived, the river offers some ways to continue enjoying childhood.

El tener a un extranjero con una cámara animó la imaginación y el desenfado de los saltadores

Having a foreigner with a camera encouraged the imagination and ease of the jumpers

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Gethin Thomas 2 weeks, 1 day ago

#2 I think they may be Weaver Birds.

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Rabino Kuerbovich Replied to Gethin Thomas 1 week, 6 days ago

Absolutely. The nests looked like weaver's, right?

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Tsao T-F 3 weeks, 5 days ago

This is another good record full of adventure and observation. Great!grinning

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Rabino Kuerbovich Replied to Tsao T-F 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Thanks a lot!

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Antonio Gil 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Super-heroes without a cape. This post is so good my friend

3 weeks, 6 days ago Edited
Rabino Kuerbovich Replied to Antonio Gil 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Just some bored kids in a fogotten village...! I love your comments, thank you so much

3 weeks, 6 days ago Edited
Rachele Schneekloth 4 weeks ago

So beautiful, such joy!

4 weeks ago Edited
Rabino Kuerbovich Replied to Rachele Schneekloth 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Thanks for your comment!

3 weeks, 6 days ago Edited
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