Travel Blogs from Iquitos, Peru

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Death on the Amazon, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Death on the Amazon

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Almost a waste of paying for accommodation, we woke up at 2.15am for our boat to Iquitos. Being such great morning people we were very excited about this.  We got a taxi to Tabatinga (Brazil) where it's possible to get a boat that early in the ...

Lost in the Amazon Basin, Somewhere in the Amazon, Peru travel blog

Lost in the Amazon Basin

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... an experience unique to this part of the world. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Kristina returns to Peru tomorrow and will be meeting me here in Iquitos. From here, the two of us and some friends plan on getting a three day boat that will ...

Bald dogs and funny biscuits, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Bald dogs and funny biscuits

A travel blog entry by helene

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... numerous British actors. Shame on you, Dame Judi. From Lima, I said a sad goodbye to Nick and Monica and flew to Iquitos in the north of Peru, allegedly the only major town in the world accessible just by air and boat. It's noisy, hot and steamy, 90% ...

Farewell Pisco, its been real!, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Farewell Pisco, its been real!

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... and I will be spending my Christmas on the amazon river swimming with pink dolphins. We will meet again on the 30th in Iquitos along with some other friends and head up the Amazon to Leticia, the jungle frontier town that borders Colombia, Peru and ...

The Shaman in the Amazon! - Day 93, Nauta, Peru travel blog

The Shaman in the Amazon! - Day 93

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... I started hallucinating. I saw my watch on the floor which I haven't worn for weeks, I knew it was in my big backpack in Iquitos, but I really believed it was my watch on the floor. Then the next thing a remember is the shaman throwing water over me and ...

The Slums of Belen, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

The Slums of Belen

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I have arrived in Iquitos, a loud, hot, slightly crazy jungle town in Peru that boasts the title of the largest city in the world without road access... you can only arrive or leave by plane or boat. The half million inhabitants here all get around on ...

Balancing duality, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Balancing duality

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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Balancing ...

Snake Scarf, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Snake Scarf

A travel blog entry by irax

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... one yet but I was hot on the trail. In fact all I had to do was go out to the 'Serpentario', a short boat ride from Iquitos. The whole serpentario was a little sad, as the animals were kept in small cages. This was ok for the small animals but not them ...

The intention behind Human Sacrifices, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

The intention behind Human Sacrifices

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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... those ancient civilizations.  There were different levels of sacrifices done.  For example, during the Chavin era in Peru, around 100 BC, hundreds of surrounding tribes were joining this spiritual center and offering the things that were the ...

Reaching enlightenment for an instant, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Reaching enlightenment for an instant

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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My higher consciousness journey consisted of an 8 days Ayahuasca shamanic retreat in the jungle of Peru, nearby Iquitos.  This is a different type of shamanism I have been trained for as it involves the use of medicinal plants.  These ceremonies ...

In the Amazon, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

In the Amazon

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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After touring the slums near Iquitos, I headed out to a small game preserve with some other backpackers from Canada and England. The game preserve is really quite small and just has a butterfly farm and some rescued animals from the region including ...

Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Iquitos

A travel blog entry by jag

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... around the place but is also decked out in loads of animal skins, furs and bones - not for animal lovers! Anyway I quite like Iquitos. The local square Plaza de Armas is very busy and there are quite a few restaurants etc. Then there is the river bank ...

Arrival in Iquitos, Peru, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Arrival in Iquitos, Peru

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Iquitos, Peru Inspired by our trip in the jungle, when we arrived back in Cusco we decided to make a run for it to Iquitos to start our trip down the Amazon. We ran straight from one plane onto the next and changed in Lima sneaking through security to ...

Iquitos - Day 91-92, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Iquitos - Day 91-92

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... glad to be in Peru after 2 months in dangerous and expensive Brazil. I really think I'm going to enjoy my time in Peru, I feel much more at ease already.   Iquitos is the biggest city in the world with no roads in or out. The only way it's 500,000 ...

Jungle Fever, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Jungle Fever

A travel blog entry by jodifer

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We finally made it to the jungle! It´s well humid and about the only thing to see in this town is the ramshackle market where you can snack on barbecued worms (no thanks, think I´ll wait for dinner) or taste the local saliva embellished brew... One ...

Rio Amazona, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Rio Amazona

A travel blog entry by hughie

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... to say about that ;o) and finally to achieve one of my great ambitions, to trek the Amazon Rainforest, this meant for me destination Iquitos, the worlds largest city with no road access. Situated in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon it's the launch pad for ...

Iquitos - The Twilight Zone, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Iquitos - The Twilight Zone

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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After a few days in my retreat, someone called Iquitos the Twilight Zone, as it seems to combine so many different energies and events happening.  I have spent today my first day here and I must say that this name is just perfect for this ...

Iquitos, Peru, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Iquitos, Peru

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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Iquitos, Peru Woke up in the freaky hobo hideout and wondered what the hell we were hiding from. More likely to be the land lady than anything else so we packed up and got the hell out of there ! After a dubious breakfast in Aris Burgers (wrong ...

In Silence - Merging with nature, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

In Silence - Merging with nature

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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This week consisted of using a different medicinal plant called Berbinzana and retreat in silence in the jungle for one week.  All I knew prior to this week was that Berbinzana had the faculty to open the heart, whatever that really meant.  I ...

El Amazona!, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

El Amazona!

A travel blog entry by erriuc

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El ...

Machetes at the ready, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Machetes at the ready

A travel blog entry by vicki

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... 't have much time for him to get settled into the idea of being in South America before our very early flight the next morning to Iquitos. The lack of this time to get used to it all was definitely a bad thing when we arrived in Iquitos - the noise and ...

Iquitos you and I both know, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Iquitos you and I both know

A travel blog entry by camille

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... to the nth degree and proved quite helpful for just S/.5 (AUD$2.50). As we drove into the city we saw the famous Iquitos motocarros, little three wheelered motorbikes that people sit in the back of. They are very similar to tuk tuks in Thailand, just as ...

Iquitos at last, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Iquitos at last

A travel blog entry by aabrown

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So we are on the river, on our third night from Pucallpa to Iquitos, and it's around 11 at night, when all of a sudden there is all this commotion, and everyone starts running around and grabbing life jackets. Not a good sign, generally speaking. So I get ...

Une lancha dans la jungle, Nauta, Peru travel blog

Une lancha dans la jungle

A travel blog entry by bourlingueur

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... de commerce pour ces communautés qui vendent leur production au gérant (bananes, oranges, porcs, poules...) qui ensuite les revendra a Iquitos. Aussi le bateau apporte des produits de 1ere nécessitée comme du riz, de l'huile... Chaque arrivée même ...

Iquitos!, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Iquitos!

A travel blog entry by sam_sandro

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Well, if we had any feeling that Peru felt sort of familiar, I´d say those are gone.  We arrived in Iquitos today- a pretty amazing descent into the jungle- to be greeted by throngs of taxi and moto drivers rushing us like kids to an ice cream ...

Excursion dans la jungle, 2eme jour, San Juan de Yanyacu, Peru travel blog

Excursion dans la jungle, 2eme jour

A travel blog entry by bourlingueur

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Nous partons vers 6h, observer les singes et les oiseaux. Le matin aussi les singes hurleurs hurlent. Les guides tuent un serpent corail qui rodait près du lodge (l'un des plus dangereux au monde, mortel en 30 min). La brume matinale envahit encore la ...

Amazon Tour, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Amazon Tour

A travel blog entry by guruzers

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Journee tranquille a Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Journee tranquille a Iquitos

A travel blog entry by bourlingueur

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Nous faisons un tour par le marche de Belén. Dans la rue des shamans ou Lucie s'achète de l'Ajo Sacha, nous rencontrons Aline, l'anthropologue qui part demain pour sa communauté d'étude. Je passe l'après midi a me reposer a l'auberge. Le soir nous ...

Dernier jour dans la jungle, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Dernier jour dans la jungle

A travel blog entry by bourlingueur

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Nos 5 compagnons partent le matin pour Lima. Trop flemmards, nous décidons de zapper la ferme aux papillons et de rester encore une journée a rien faire. Au déjeuner, nous goutons des plats typiques de la région comme l'Inchicapi (soupe de poulet ...

Iquitos, Iquitos, Peru travel blog

Iquitos

A travel blog entry by kieranocal

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