The last night of our adventure, we decided to go to Robinson Crusoe Island. The island is actually Likuri Island, and getting there required a 1/2 hour boat ride.
These were just river boats, and we didn't get many photos of the boat trip because not even a minute after we pushed off, it started cold, hard, pounding rain.
And our boat didn't have that plastic sheeting pulled down. burrrr.
So, our little sunset boat adventure was mostly taken up with trying to get the plastic sheeting pulled down and put in place. And then, once we did, the rain stopped. So glad the rain stopped!
They time the trip so that by the time you arrive at the island, it is already dark, and they greet you on the beach with flaming torches and get you ready for dinner and the show.
The brochure said the show would include fire walking. WELL..... turns out fire walking is really "hot stone standing" LOL. The veggies for our dinner had been cooked in these hot stones. They sprinkled a few drops of water on the stones, and it sizzled, so we know they were hot.
So, one by one, several of the entertainers stepped up (so to speak).
Now it was time for the fire dancers, and I have to say that these guys were good. Really good. The show was non-stop energy. Really.
Now it was right about here that Val decided he did not like this show. Why? Well, turns out that Val is now an expert on traditional dancing, now that we've traveled these islands, and he declared that this dancing was not very authentic!! After more questions I finally figured out that it was the music, electronic sound system and speakers, that he was not ok with. I thought it was hilarious how just two weeks in the islands and this man is really the critic!
But then I went back and found this photo. OK -- maybe traditional tribal dancers did not actually make cheer pyramids with their fire spears. LOL
But all in all this really was a great show, and kept us well entertained on our last night of vacation. It definitely was commercialized, but heck, we were back in the real world now, not on those isolated islands. The dancers were having fun ----- we were having fun----- what's not to like!?