LANCHAS, SLOW BOATS of the AMAZON

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 […]

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birth in Iquitos…..

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 […]

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EL CARMEN – AFROPERUANO AFTERNOON

EL CARMEN, CHINCHA ALTA July 21 2015 Finding communities of Afroperuanos – descendents of enslaved Africans in Peru – can be difficult. They are scattered along the coast in non-touristic agricultural areas. The Chincha valley wine region in Ica province south of Lima is one of those. The African community is called El Carmen, and […]

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