Day 70 - Back to Lima and onwards to Iquitos
Trip Start Sep 30, 2012
105Trip End Jan 09, 2013
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We were greeted by a porter at the airport in Iquitos and taken to our taxi. The ride into town was very interesting. The streets are pretty chaotic with tuk tuks, motorbikes, taxis and trucks. The roads are also not in great condition so it was an exhilarating and bumpy ride. It reminded us a lot of the towns in Thailand. The street side shops, bikes everywhere and families zooting along on the bikes - mommies,babies, children, pets all on the bikes.
Like Thailand, the shop and hotel fronts are not impressive but when you go inside hidden gems are discovered. Our hotel was a bit like this. We pulled over on the side of the road and had to look hard to see the hotel but once inside it was very nice. Our room was on the second floor next to a lovely pool area. We were so pleased to have made it this far. We had a swim and went for dinner in the restaurant. Anton enjoyed the local raw fish dish, ceviche, and Tess enjoyed some delicious chicken and veg. Despite no towels or hot water, we had a great sleep and felt refreshed for our trip to the Amazon lodge.