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Honor your soul above all else,

Speak your truth,

Live your passion.

What you nurture in yourself – you become.

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Me and the chief Geronco of Yanomami tribe. Deep in the Brazilian amazon jungle, where I lived for 3 weeks with the Yanomami.

My life with Yanomami tribe. Brazil (Part 1) Elena Levon. Жизнь с индейцами Яномами from Wild & Free on Vimeo.

I had the opportunity to attend and participate (dances, songs, hunting, shamanism) at the traditional Yanomami funeral ritual, where at the end of the ritual, Yanomami Indians mix remains and crushed into ashes bones of the deceased with porridge made of bananas and then drink this porridge. (I have not tried the porridge, because I didn’t know the person)

Tried “Parica” (yopo) with men, women usually not allowed to do Parica.

This was one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life. And I am forever part of this tribe and they are forever part of me.

Жизнь с индейцами Яномами.

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My friend from the Guyanese Wapishana tribe Antonio (Clever) and I at the Yanomami tribe deep in the Brazilian Amazon.

The chief of this Yanomami tribe Geronco took this photo of us during the famous Yanomami funeral ritual. He was holding camera for the first time in his life.

 

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DANCING WITH THE DEAD IN MADAGASCAR 2017. “TURNING OF THE BONES” CEREMONY. FAMADIHANA.

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Travel Plans for 2019-2023 ~ Africa, Middle East, South America, Europe, USA, Russia.

 Numbers today (Updated June 2019) ~

 Visited 70 + countries and territories, lived (1 month – a few years) in more than 20 of those countries.

My feet have danced on 6 continents out of 7.

Home bases in 3 nations.

Traveling with 2 passports from 2 different continents.

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Stories

(some of them)

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~ NORTH AMERICA ~

USA   Barbados   Cayman Islands  Cuba (2014-2015 Lived there for almost 2 months. End of an era.)  Canada

 Check map for more countries.

~ CENTRAL AMERICA ~

Costa Rica

Solo journey into the most dangerous jungle in the world – The Darien Gap. (Panama)

Traveled to every single Central American nation.

~ SOUTH AMERICA ~

Argentina  Uruguay  Paraguay  Brazil

   Traveled to every single South American nation, except for Venezuela. (going to Venezuela in a year or two)

~ AFRICA ~

Morocco   Egypt    Kenya    Tanzania    Zambia   Uganda

 Madagascar (Dancing with the dead “Turning of the bones” / “Famadihana” ceremony.)

Traveling to every single African nation from 2020-2023

~ OCEANIA ~

Australia  New Zealand  Fiji (Survived through Cyclone Winston – Category 5 inside a remote village)

Papua New Guinea

Check map for more countries.

~ ASIA ~

Traveled to every single Southeast Asian country

Bali   Hong Kong  Japan  Malaysia   Singapore  Thailand  Cambodia  

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   Philippines   Indonesia

~ EUROPE / EURASIA ~

Turkey  United Kingdom  Spain  Russian Federation  Greece  Italy  France  Monaco Netherlands  

Check map for more countries.

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Travel is a right, not a privilege.

“When I travel, every single community profits from me being there. I bring supplies, medicine, gasoline, foods, clothes, toys, numerous gifts and pay every single community a fee for my stay.

I can return to most of the countries I visited and I have a home to go to, a family, who treats me as their own. From Sicily to the depths of jungles in Americas and Africa.”

  – Elena Levon

 

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