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Dec 23, 2005 - Peru - Iquitos

After we left the Jungle on day 4, Our guide took us into town. Ahh, civilization (sort of). For the last day he showed us around the city of Iquitos. An island formed by 3 large rivers, the Amazon being one of them. Maybe one of the most surreal experiences yet. We were led WAY off the tourist trail. We found out Iquitos was once a rich city during the rubber boom of the 1920's. One main building in town was build by Eiffel (as in tower-Paris). After the boom, the rubber barons took seeds back to Europe to plant there and abandoned the...

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