Hostal El Colibri
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... the Peruvian 'capital of the Amazon' at 8pm. It was 30 degrees and very humid. We made our way to the hostel on out first motor taxi which was eventful and frightening to say the least. The second day we headed to the port to catch a slow river boat to a village off Iquitos. In the village they had a rescue park set up to help local animals that were treated badly by restaurant owners etc to ...
... but I just thought they were saying that to reassure me. That was until I looked across and saw him pop his head out the water and start swimming back home. I cannot explain how relieved I was. I have to say It was a very effective but sly move from the iguana. He had us all fooled much like Clodagh Lannon has fooled us into thinking she's a D4 native whereas in reality she's actually a farm-hand from Co. Mayo. I just want to reiterate ...
... and speakers in the middle of their flooded homes that have wooden walkways built so they can maneuver through their living rooms. Everything from gas stations to churches to schools float on the river here. Most of the toilets are just holes in the floor boards of their homes and the excrement goes straight into the water. The children swim right outside the houses in the same water. It reminds me of the George Carlin slit about having a strong immune system because he ...
... ever through ridiculous amounts of garbage, and even saw a dead puppy (the smallest puppy I've ever seen) floating around next to the boat. Welcome to the third world, I guess. I got off the canoe and met some of the French travelers. They told me they had been waiting on the boat for 4 days already and had been told each day, "the boat will leave today," without any success. This was not what I wanted to hear. I was then able to talk to the captain directly and he told me ...
... 8217;t. At least not today.
We had Rene guiding us around the Amazon for two days. And we accomplished a lot in that time. Our first stop was a place called Monkey Island. My imagination conjured images of Skull Island from King Kong, but as it turned out, there were no giant apes, dinosaurs or man-eating worms.
There was something much worse.
Her name was Isabella. And she was a two metre-long boa constrictor.
Those who know ...