Travel Blogs from Leticia
There is a gentle rumbling from below and a faint salsa beat dancing on the humid breeze. We sway from side to side in our hammocks, bumping hips as we go. The smell of mosquito repellant and fresh rain just about drowns out the dank smell of dirty water mixed with exhaust fumes. We gaze out into blackness, which, every few seconds erupts into a brilliant snapshot of natural grandeur. Lightening from a huge storm illuminates the monstrous clouds which rise up behind ...
... to Leticia is that we would have the opportunity to spend a night in the jungle and ride the Amazon all the way to Iquitos in Peru. It was also unlikely to have any stinky gooners to help remind Liam of spurs usual shortcomings (unfortunately the hostel owner happened to be a Colombian Chelsea fan!).
Our original plan was to hop on a boat that took 3 days to travel to Iquitos ...
this week has not been as eventful as last no treks or fiestas im settled into the way of life here. the jungle is an exciting place for me but im starting to take it for granted as i would scotland.as the tourists come and go in palmari and i still stay here its hard to have a grip on reality as you make friends and lose them so fast, a day can change the whole dynamic of the place. And it still doesnt help that i cant get a ...
... hotel a las 2.30 am. La lancha rápida saldría a las 4am, pero tenían que hacer todas las inspecciones primero. El marido de la recepcionista del hotel me llevó en moto hasta el puerto. Estaba oscuro, y había muy poca gente alrededor. ¡Sentía que estaba haciendo algo ilegal! Tuve que caminar unos 15 largos metros a través de las tablas de madera hasta la barca que estaba esperando para llevarme a mi y a otra gente hasta el otro lado del río, de donde la lancha rápida ...
... up in what we then referred to as the Gringo Ghetto.
I was stuck somewhere in the middle of the mess with my Portuguesy neighbors very close by.
There were some seriously crazy people on this boat so the first couple of days of this trip were quite exciting.
First was a man that was conspicuously drunk only a couple of hours after leaving land. He was staggering around yelling at random people, apparently searching for his hammock that he had lost in ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking