Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... [read more]
Date: June 6th 2008
Day 2 … Friday, 6/6/8
We arrived at Iquitos after a beautiful sunrise flight.
We disembarked down stair-steps in the style of 1950’s movie stars and noticed first-off the two old, huge, crashed jetliners sitting at the end of the runway rusting in place (maybe the birds took them down?) and in front of those a lineup of military-looking helicopters. Amanda summed up the aura ... read more