Travel Blogs from Leticia
... of the shops, are closed on Sundays so I headed back to the port in Tabatinga (Brazilian border town) early on Monday morning.
I had heard rumors that a slow boat to Manaus would take 3-4 days and that they might leave on Tuesdays. When I arrived at the port, the sellers reassured me that, indeed, the boat to Manaus would leave on Tuesday and arrive at 7 am on Friday morning (barring any unusual circumstances). I bought my ticket ($100 USD) ...
... Skol is my favourite whereas Zoe is partial to Itaipava. The next day we headed 2km across town to Tabatinga on the Brazil side of the border to get our visa stamped & take our flight to Manaus. There wasn’t an official border and we only realised we had crossed the border when the mototaxis had Brazil flags & bars were decked out in Brazil colours. We stopped for lunch pretty much on the border and it happened to be a Peruvian restaurant, ...
... bought from the market for only £6). The town has an incredible, literally amazing natural phenomenon whereby, around sunset, thousands of Parakeets (a small parrot) fly back from wherever they were in huge groups to sleep in the trees of a square in the centre of town. When we had read about this we were a little apprehensive, like how many birds can there really be!? But we were seriously taken aback by the sheer number of them, it was ...
... There was a small bit of confusion because this turned out to be a patch of g
rass by the river. Sure enough when the launcha did arrive it beached itself on the shore and sent down a wooden walkway (plank). Thus followed three days of sleeping in hammocks, films dubbed into Spanish, ****** loos, cards and surprisingly good food which didn't give me any problems despite many rumours. For 16 quid it was a great way of seeing the Amazon and travelling to a city quite far ...
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Episode 101 - Pilot Original Air Date - Feb 12 2014
Tim and Janelle touch down in Leticia, one of the towns known as the triple frontier, they are amazed at how humid it is, and notice that they even have sweat between their fingers. Meanwhile, they don't know how they will get to their hotel and its only upon leaving the airport (after paying arrival tax) ...
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed