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November 24th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
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.
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.
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.
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!
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