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The Belen boat trip

In Sight of the Amazon

May 9th 2011
On April 12th we landed in Iquitos to blistering heat and a tiny Peruvian man waving a placard saying 'Chris Fuchter', which was quite a surprise as we didn't remember arranging to be picked up. Unfortunately it was not a stretch limo, but a mototaxi - a motorbike with two seats attached to the back of it, sent courtesy of the hotel. We climbed in the back for our first ride of many, f ... read more
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Peruvian Flag 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
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