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TravelPod Member ReviewsMahatu Guest House Leticia
We had an ant infestation in our room overnight but the hostel were lovely about it and moved us to another room, however the same thing happened in our second room.
The guy who runs the place was also very helpful and gave us loads of info about boats to Iquitos.
It would have been nice to have been told the kitchen is locked overnight. We put food in the kitchen for the 12 hour boat ride to Iquitos but at 2am wwhen we had to leave, we couldn't get to it.
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My boat trip to Manaus got off to a rocky start when I missed my flight from Bogota to Leticia. In turn, my original plan to take a Saturday boat from the border of Colombia and Brazil down the Amazon river and into Manaus was dashed. I finally arrived in Leticia (Colombian border town) saturday only to find out that the borders had been closed due to the Colombian presidential elections. The immigrations office in Colombia told me that they would reopen ...
... wasn’t much to do but have a quick look at the market complete with crazy array of fish we had never seen before. We had a quick squiz at the amazon and at the village on the other bank (500m) called Santa Rosa. Santa Rosa is in Peru and we will be heading there when we return from the World Cup. We soon retreated into the aircon of our hotel room as I had turned back into the sweat monster. We had some lovely local fish for diner and tried the various ...
... meat, rice, salad and juice) where we bumped into some other English people getting the boat, which proved very useful to get some much needed information. There are a number of different boats that depart from Leticia to make the journey east to Manaus and onwards but crazily there is no central location to book from, not even a central port. To make the booking you have to get a Tuk Tuk to Tabatinga (it's too hot to walk the short distance) and ...
... some people from the hostel and drove down a road, aptly named 11km road, which lead into the jungle. At the end there was a small lagoon where a river went round a hairpin turn I was tempted to swim but apparently one of my friends saw an anaconda last time he was there so I gave it a miss.
The next morning I spent checking out the local market and tasting the local street meats which included giant piranha heads and chicken feet all cooked by a man who's name ...
... piranha biting, you should jerk the pole up as quickly as possible. Janelle has some success with catching a sardine, while Tim swears he pulled up two piranhas, only for them to fly up and over the boat, and into the water again. Tour-mate Bobby lures in two tiny pirahna blanco and Gael laughs at the size of the fish.
Special Guests: Bobby, Kristin, Korda, Gael, El Capitan
Episode 115 - Across the 3 Frontiers Original Air Date - Feb ...