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Travel Blogs from Tarapoto
We finally got in about 19:00.
I got a porter to carry my pack off the boat. I'm not carry my pack down a plank with no sides.
I was heading to Tarapota, as was the other girl whose bag he was carrying. So we shared a tuk tuk to the minibus station.
As we were waiting for ...
... evening there was supposed to be some sort of festival in the town square with tropical cocktail tasting. We were all over this, but noone appeared to know what was happening. There were loads of people milling around, but no sign of the promised cocktails, so we went for dinner at our favourite Italian. I had the best fettuccine I’ve ever had! We had a cheeky jug of Sangria, then retired to bed super early ready for our 3am ...
... called Talma and her husband.
When their children left home to go and study in Lima, she decided to turn her house into a hostel.
And so she did and from the day she opened up her doors to tourists she also started to take pictures of them.
By reception she had a proud display of loads and loads of photo albums ordered by date, in which are all the photos of the tourist that stayed at ...
... locally made drinks, including snake water which is literally a jar of water with a snake in it - or you can get the blended version with some wine added to make it go down a bit easier. Supposedly snake water will turn a 'bad person' into a 'good person'. The shop owner couldn't tell me what would happen if a 'good person' was to drink it
There's a good little gym in Tarapoto just down the street from my Hotel - about 3 minutes from the ...
The river level was quite a bit lower than when I was here in May. I was amazed at how much the water level changes every year and the villages are adapted to both extremes.
We motored down the river all afternoon and through the night. We stopped at several villages along the way to load aguaje (a type of palm fruit) and fish, and ...