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... of course, something interesting happened.
According to our Amazon guides, April is the beginning of the dry season here, and true to form on April Fools Day 2015 there was not a drop of rain in Iquitos or on the long 250 km journey by minibus, tuk-tuk (called a "Motocar" here), and small river boat to our rustic Amazon Basin River lodge. Nor did it rain on our subsequent 4½ hour canoe ride through the river and many small tributaries in search of river ...
... since I don't know what they are so I took my **** and then jumped in to one of the fish ponds ass-naked to clean off. If that's not some wild jungle man ****, I don't know what is. Despite my dislike for some of Jim's policies and business ventures, there is no doubt that he is a smart and interesting person so I began picking his brain and asked about his life a bit. Over the course of the day I found out that he is ex-army and used to train the delta force ...
... chauffeurs. There was even a small staircase/stool thing they had built to make it easier for their passengers to board and de board the boat. The owners thought of everything. The restaurant was super modern and European and the place had an awesome bar and two floors. Neither Simone nor I were hungry, so we skipped the food and just ordered a couple drinks for an outrageous price of 20 soles per drink (only US$8). We ordered Pisco Sours, the national drink of Peru. This ...
... a journal instead of this, and read real books instead of ebooks. I do like checking my email and Facebook, to feel connected with people at home, altho I haven't heard from the kids. After lunch we left Explorama Lodge to go to the fancy place, Explorama Ceiba Tops. Now we have A/C, hot showers and a lovely swimming pool. After a walk into the forest to see the 250 year old ceiba tree, we still had hours to kill. We ...
... at putting everything to use as many times as possible in infinitely creative ways.
Anyway, tonight is one of the town's biggest celebrations. Thousands of families across the city will be outside celebrating together. Many will fill the plazas eating ice cream and churros and drinking lots of the national soda, Inca Cola. I'm tired, but I know it will be a lot of fun. Experiencing and sharing the culture of these people is an experience not soon forgotten.
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