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Because of the heat, although there was a/c, I woke up early... tried to take a shower, but here was no hot water, grrr. Oh well, just cold water shouldn't be so bad since it was so hot, pffff. Golber would come at 9:30am, so there was plenty of time but I preferred to leave my backpack ready before leaving the hotel.

Breakfast wasn't included in the rate. Actually this would work better for the eating monsters, hahaha. It was shortly past 7am when we left the hotel. Why did we leave so early? Well, it wasn't that hot at that time... It was early for eating, but not for doing some sightseeing and walk along the jetty. Yesterday we walked around this area, but was at night. During the day it was different, so quiet and you could see the river and houses.
I never thought I'd find this sticker in Iquitos, hahaha. Yay! Austin rocks!!!
The Main Square and Cathedral looked so different too.

Oh well, it was time for breakfast. We should go back to the hotel at 9am. Where to go? There was a restaurant which was recommended by all the tourists. We decided to give it a try and it was a good idea. This place was cool! and so his owner, an American guy who moved from Texas and decorated this little place with souvenirs from the USA. Actually we ended up here, because of the waitress who were wearing Texas Longhorn Cheerleaders uniforms! American football is not popular in Peru, how bizarre! hahaha.

The restaurant had some tables outdoors, which was perfect since it was hot... The waitress brought the menu which was big! This place is open 24 / 7 so they offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks and even a special diet for the "Ayahuasca" - a ceremony performed by a shaman with hallucinogens powers.
really? do they play country music here???
  Therefore checking the menu can take quite a long time. But to make things easier menu are both in Spanish and in English.

Then I found something that I'd like: Vegetarian breakfast. It had juice, coffee, fruit salad. It was good, but I was expecting a better fruit salad since I was in the rainforest... While Shawn got the regional one, which had cecina - a local smoked ham, patacones - fried pieces of plantain, coffee and juice... Too much for me. I prefer a light breakfast. At the restaurant we met the guy who was sit next to us at the plane, hahaha. Shawn was chatting to him, while I was taking pics of the place. This guy introduced us to the owner who has built a bar next door and invited us to stop by there before flying back to Lima.
traffic was getting heavier
Ok, we'll do it. He said it was an American style bar. We'll see.

It was 9 when we started walking back to the hotel. Iquitos has a heavy traffic, but don't expect to see many cars. City is full with moto taxis! And they drive like crazies! Actually there are a lot of accidents because of them. If you are crossing and the light turn from red to green, do not expect them to stop. Pfff. By this time, it was really sunny and hot, pffff. A couple of minutes later Golber arrived to the hotel. We left, picked up 6 other people from a different hotel and went to the river harbor.

Golber was so happy our luggage was just about 2 backpacks, hahaha. There were some people with heavy suitcases, pfff. There was more than 1 guide. Well it turned to be that each group had a private guide, how cool! Ok, the speedboat arrived. Time to get on board and start the adventure, yay!
geerbox says:
Hahaha, if it makes you feel better to be only a foodie and not an eating monster I guess I will go along with it (but I know the secret truth :P )
Posted on: Dec 21, 2009
yadilitta says:
hahaha, the bats are your weakness! Eating monsters? us? hey! Damn! I didn't realize I wrote eating monsters in plural, grrrr. You might be an eating monster, not me... I'm just a foodie :)
Posted on: Dec 21, 2009
geerbox says:
The eating monsters, yes that describes us well, haha. The jetty in the daytime is nice, there are no bats along it during the day!
Posted on: Dec 21, 2009
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I never thought Id find this stic…
I never thought I'd find this sti…
really? do they play country music…
really? do they play country musi…
traffic was getting heavier
traffic was getting heavier
nice houses
nice houses
main transport
main transport
houses near Nanay river
houses near Nanay river
quiet malecon
quiet malecon
nice building
nice building
floating houses
floating houses
Navy is here, although theres no …
Navy is here, although there's no…
Nanay river
Nanay river
military! Actually there were many…
military! Actually there were man…
doggy
doggy
at the malecon
at the malecon
early at Nanay river
early at Nanay river
The hospital
The hospital
nice building
nice building
Bolivar at the malecon
Bolivar at the malecon
:)
:)
like the iron balconies
like the iron balconies
entrance to the touristy market: A…
entrance to the touristy market: …
at the malecon
at the malecon
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ok
at the malecon
at the malecon
floating houses
floating houses
Nanay river, Amazon river affluent
Nanay river, Amazon river affluent
Cathedral during the day
Cathedral during the day
Ayahuasca diet
Ayahuasca diet
they serve regional food
they serve regional food
they serve LA food, hahaha
they serve LA food, hahaha
ready for breakfast
ready for breakfast
fruit salad, was good although I w…
fruit salad, was good although I …
the regional breakfast: toasts, sm…
the regional breakfast: toasts, s…
traditional decoration
traditional decoration
inside the restaurant
inside the restaurant
this restaurant was considered a s…
this restaurant was considered a …
cool decoration
cool decoration
traditional devices
traditional devices
wearing the Texas Longhorn uniform…
wearing the Texas Longhorn unifor…
the Eifel Tower next to the Iron H…
the Eifel Tower next to the Iron …
altar inside the Cathedral
altar inside the Cathedral
inside the Cathedral
inside the Cathedral
streest full with mototaxis
streest full with mototaxis
protecting them from the sun
protecting them from the sun
some houses
some houses
the marina
the "marina"
the harbour
the harbour
speedboat arrived
speedboat arrived
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