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Tres Fronteras – Santa Rosa, Leticia, Tabatinga

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On leaving Iquitos we had the option of a fast boat, a slow boat, or a combination of plane and boat. We were very tempted by the plane but once we found out it was a regular plane and not … Continue reading

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Iquitos – Luxury after the lancha

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Drifting towards the lights of Iquitos our thoughts were first and foremost on food; specifically, pizza. The lancha docked in typical Peruvian style, bumping two bigger boats out of the way to squeeze into a space far too small, involving … Continue reading

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Pantoja to Iquitos – The lancha experience

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We were most excited to be finally on the lancha and on our way to Iquitos. So excited in fact that we asked if we could sleep aboard the night before it left, to secure a good spot for our … Continue reading

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Coca to Nuevo Rocafuerte to Pantoja

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And so we left Coca behind. We booked a boat the day before to get to Nuevo Rocafuerte, the town on the Ecuadorian side of the border. It took about eleven hours along the Rio Napo, stopping only once for … Continue reading

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Mancora – Halloween and no whales

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We found ourselves in the grotty town of Mancora early enough for some of last night’s revellers to still be up and going strong. This was more of a party town that we expected and the same scene greeted us … Continue reading

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Trujillo – A town, a beach and some ruins

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Unable to get a direct link from Huaraz to Mancora, we decided to spend the day in Trujillo on the way.. This meant a rather horrendous two night buses in a row but it was definitely well worth it. The town … Continue reading

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Huaraz – Up in the Andes

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A night bus later and a totally different scene than that of Lima awaited us; we were 3000m above sea level in the pretty, sprawling town of Huaraz. We quickly explored and found it to be a charming place, full … Continue reading

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Lima – Part dos

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We found Lima to be a pretty grimy city with grey misty skies. The streets were lined with a never ending rush of people, sellers, carts and dogs, and our ears were filled with the incessant and unnecessary horn beeping from … Continue reading

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Lima – Reunited!

After a couple of weeks travelling with friends we were very excited to be reunited We were staying in a hostel a few blocks from the airport with nothing much nearby apart from a supermarket and a Chifa (Chinese restaurant); … Continue reading

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