I noticed some fires and wondered how the women were able to cook and not burn the whole place down. We followed the smoke, and a woman allowed me to photograph her kitchen.
The cooking area is lined with clay. Cook fires can then be built without the structure catching fire.
An added benefit is that these adobe structures are very efficient. Because the adobe semi encloses the fire, it transfers heat to the pot better and takes less wood to cook the food than cooking over an open flame without it.
The fence in the water is a fish trap. Just behind it you can see the type of ladder we climbed up to the walkways from the canoe.
Another type of fish trap. The chairs in the background looked intriguing, so I went for a closer look.
The chairs were also made of raffia. Beautiful! If only I could get one of these things home!