Last day in Iquitos

Friday was my last day in Iquitos. It started very rainy but soon cleared up. The hotel people got a guide (really just a friend of theirs named Saul). I wanted to go to the part of town that is the famous floating town and marketplace, Belen (which means Bethlehem) but I preferred to go…

Another sweaty day

Today I relaxed in town. Up at 7, had to dress in my black pants and only shirt since all the other clothes were still not dry. Normally, I donĀ“t care if I put on damp clothes and let them dry on my body. However, in addition to the many mosquito and ant bites, I…

Back from the jungle

In 2009 my daughter announced that she was taking a 6 week field course in the Amazon. I immediately announced back that if she was going to the Amazon, then I was going, too. I had ALWAYS wanted to go to the Amazon! I arrived in Iquitos just before her course finished, with time to…

Here in Iquitos, Peru

Arrived yesterday mid-morning after about 24 hours travelling from Vancouver, Dallas, Miami and Lima. In Lima I bought a ticket straight on to Iquitos, which is the city of abut 300,000 people at the head of the Amazon. It is accessible up the Amazon from the Atlantic Ocean, or by air. It is a hot,…