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Nov 23, 2005 - Travelling to Yurimaguas

From Chachapoyas we headed east towards the jungle, beginning a series of tortuous journeys on bumpy and dusty roads. It would become known as the week in which there was nothing to eat except fried chicken and chips, two meals a day. Mmmm. The last stretch took us over what is reputedly one of the worst roads in Peru, a muddy rutted 4WD track from Tarapoto to the Rio Maranon at Yurimaguas, part of the Amazon network. But first we had to find a 4WD to take us, so we caught a motorised tuk tuk - the only form of transport in this part of...

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