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... south of the country, it's an outpost of cold beer and grilled fish. The city sits on the Colombia - Brazil - Peru border but, unlike many border towns, it was actually a pleasant and welcoming destination to begin our Colombian adventure.
The city had a friendly and bustling vibe and was great for spending time in sidewalk cafes to people watch over a 'tinto' (black coffee). Each day we were treated to an ...
... my fingers that I would make it in time for my flight from Manaus to Rio on Friday afternoon at 4 pm.
With ticket in hand, I sought out a hammock ($25 USD) and snacks for the trip. I had read many blogs that indicated that the food on board was sub par. I arrived bright and early on Tuesday morning to stake out a prime hammock position onboard (aka not next to the bathroom or stairs). The boat finally left port at around noon with a ...
... looked to the sky and there were swarms and swarms of them. Having been truly terrified once when watching Hitchcock's movie The Birds (a classic film about killer birds) it was a really unique experience. We met up that evening with an English/Irish couple we'd met and had some interesting pizza with a tapioca base - it was pretty good! For the next few day we didn't really do much other than relax in our hotel enjoying the air con. It is possible to ...
... 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 ...
... practices and speaking Tikunan - all of the other tribes had essentially given up their roots in favour of the hispanic Colombian culture. 'Grandad's tribe consisted of 64 individuals, all of which were either descended from or married to descendents of 'Grandad'.
We then went for a 3 hour walk into the jungle, saw more flaura and fauna including a coral snake (that I spotted just before I stepped on it!), tarantula, arrow frog, and stink ants which the ...