Good accommodation and good food for the last night in Iquitos :P
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November 25th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
We stop at Bellavista harbor. I told Golber that the 1st hotel wasn't what I was expecting. He knew more hotels and they'd drive us to a nice one before leaving the other guests at the airport. The past 2 days were nice. It was a good experience and long enough for me. We stopped at a hotel and they had availability. A new home! This one didn't have a/c, but a fan and the bedroom was much nicer, also there was Internet, plus TV with cable ;)
After chilling out for a couple of hours at the hotel and going to an internet cafe, it was time to go out and look for dinner.
Despite it was already about 8pm, it was so warm.
The girl took our order and came back a few minutes later with our dishes. There's a traditional dish in the region called Juane, which usually is cooked with rice. I'm not a big fan of rice, therefore I got very excited when I read "Juane de Chonta" - instead of rice they use the palm tree heart - awesome! Shawn got the local chorizo aka sausage, which for me looked like a regular sausage.
Oh well, we weren't hungry anymore, but could eat a bit more, hehehe. So let's have something small and interesting: gizzards! Well, we both love gizzards, so it worked perfect! Now we were full and it was time to go back to the Main Square area. The restaurant was still busy, so the minute we left the table, new customers were taking it.
Back at the Main Square, we were just walking around when Shawn remembered the owner of the restaurant we had breakfast 2 days ago, told him to visit his American Style Bar: "Margarita" It was easy to find it, was next door of the restaurant, hahaha. Well, the guy wasn't exaggerating, this place looked like an American Sports bar, hahaha.
Hanging on the walls, you could find American Football Shirts from almost all the States.
Yes, we were full from dinner, but we had a local beer there. I didn't want to leave Iquitos, without having try that. So we would consider this as dessert :P The owner recognized Shawn and gave us a tour around the bar. It was very cozy and he had big plans for it. Definitely, this spot is considered one of the coolest in the area. I saw a soccer player and his entourage chilling out here - hope he wasn't playing next morning, hahaha.
It was almost 10pm when we left the place. Night was so humid and warm than a small ice cream or cremolada (crushed ice) sounded very good.
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