The Amazon: Yes, The Amazon February 16th 2007 We left Lima at 1 pm expecting to arrive in Pucalpa at 9 am to learn what we need to do from there in order to ¨do¨ the Amazon. None of that happened. After two landslides, the road connecting the cities was washed away so we got our luggage off the bus and walked around the missing piece of highway to a taxi on the other side where we got into a taxi that ran out of gas. So we tried pushing it ... read more
South America » Peru » Loreto » Iquitos » Amazon Rainforest 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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