IQUITOS to YURIMAGUAS, ida-vuelta AUGUST 2015 I am aboard the Eduardo VIII, one of the legendary slow boats known as lanchas that go along the wide rivers of the Amazon region in lowland South America. The word lancha means ‘barge’ and they transport cargo, including foods, propane tanks, and even mototaxis; they also carry passengers […]Read more "LANCHAS, SLOW BOATS of the AMAZON"
August 17, 2015… Arriving in the port of Yurimaguas after three days on a dreamy lancha boat filled with bored men, I am ready to bathe in a cool pool in the deep forest. First, however, it’s two or three hours in a crowded combi across the Cordillera Escalara, the last mountain range before the […]Read more "Tarapoto, Lamas, Moyobamba – the Yungas of San Martin, Peru"
Here I am at an internet enfoq in a neighborhood in Iquitos, Loreto, Peru, the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, a good place as any to begin these travel stories. This blog will focus on Peru and Bolivia for a while since that is my current journey, but will eventually include places in North America […]Read more "birth in Iquitos….."
August, 2015 In the morning, I leave with my host to Quistochocha, the zoological park, nature park, botanic garden, and lake, on the carretera just beyond the airport out of Iquitos. It’s very beautiful, with big old trees, green ponds, and a large beach. However, the animals are mostly in cages: some large, some […]Read more "QUISTOCOCHA: CAGED ANIMALS and a SWIMMING LAGOON for humans"