||Imagine my surprise, on a bright near-zero New
England day in December 2005, walking across the windswept college
parking lot behind my house, and seeing a decal on a car window,
bearing a face and one beautiful, enigmatic word: SAMBAZON
. What could it possibly mean? I have spent more time in the Amazon
than most New Englanders (that's an understatement) and I know how to
somewhat samba, as I like to say. Was this sticker about a band? A
movement? A dance club? What could it be?
Please note that although the SAMBAZON web site features acaí, cupuaçu is available by special request. Please also note: I love these fruits, but not everybody does. The flavors are strong and may seem peculiar at first.
If you like the SAMBAZON story, you may be interested in some of my other web pages:
During my first visit to Rondônia in 1996, I found that most of the friends I made there had fruit trees in their yards. Nobody believed I would climb this cupuaçu tree with my young friend Carolina. So of course I did!