Around 4 pm, a messenger from the Mamo, the leader of the indigenous Kogui tribe, came to tell us that the ceremony had to be cancelled because the daughter of the Mamo was sick.
This was disappointing to us, as we were really looking forward to it. However, the Mamo sent another leader of the community, who is studying to become a Mamo himself, to perform a smaller ceremony.
He gave us some spiritual gifts from the Mamo and performed traditional dances and songs. After the ceremony, we had some time to chat with him and ask him questions about his traditions and culture. Quite interesting!
After the ceremony and before the sunset, I went to the highest point of this ancient city with my camera and silently waited until it was the right time. It got quite cloudy right before the sunset so I wasn’t able to take a good picture. However, while I was sitting there, I got to see a gorgeous pelican flying across Ciudad Perdida. I wasn’t quick enough to take a picture of it, but it´s a memory I won’t ever forget.