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Mar 9, 2013 - lima

Hello! I am so excited to learn more about peru! I learned that food in peru differs from region to region, providing culinary travelers with plenty of plates to sample. There's world class ceviche on the coast, roasted guinea pig in the highlands and chorizo sausage in the jungle and that's for starters. Find out what and where to eat in peru in a restaurant reviews and guides to Peruvian food and drink.

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Bear's Peru Trip

Mar 8, 2013 - day 3 in Peru

hi peps!!!!!!!! I had a 24 hour adventure in Iquitos. the first thing that amazed me was pink dolphin. The second thing that bummed me is the long ride on a modorcycle. The 3 thing that amazed is Iquitos is largest city with no roads connecting to the outside world. it is time for my bedyby with my 2 blankets good night.

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Mar 8, 2013 - Day 3 in Peru

Hello everyone! I'm in Iquitos, Peru! It is so hot here! I mean Well I mean 90% humidity! I felt so sticky and sweaty like I needed to take a shower! On the way to my hotel, we went past the Amazon river! So I decided later today I will have a boat ride on the river! I had to take a motorcycle in to the city because they have no roads for cars! I was so scared to be on a motorcycle! It is a very big city. I hope I don't get lost! I had Juanes for lunch. After lunch, I took a boat ride on the Amazon river. While I was on the boat, I saw pink...

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Mar 8, 2013 - Day 3 in Peru

Hey everyone, I just had another amazing day in north east Peru. We flew in to Iquitos after last night. We had to ride a motorcycle in to Iquitos because they did not have any paths for cars. I had a hard time breathing because of the humidity. We had to stay in a small cabin type of thing that was located right next to the Amazon. I felt kind of nervous that there would be some kind of storm that would blow our house in the river. Good thing that did not happen. The amazon looked kind of dirty and scary. I decided to face my fears and...

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Mar 8, 2013 - My 5th day of Peru

Hello everyone!!! Today I went to Iquitos. It is in the in the northeast region of Peru, and it is a large city located in the Amazon region. The humidity is usually 90% which makes you feel like sweaty and hot. I had to ride a motorcycle to get to the city because the roads are not paved. I loved the adventure of riding the motorcycle, but I liked when I got off the motorcycle because the ride was soooo bumpy. My favorite part of the trip was taking a boat ride down the muddy Amazon river and seeing a real live pink dolphin that only lives...

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All Around Peru

Mar 8, 2013 - Iquitos (5th day)

Hello! I'm in Iquitos right now and I'm so hot! Did you know that it is 90% humidity this year? If you want to go to Iquitos, it is located in the Amazon region. In Iquitos, in some places, it looks like it is an abandoned neighborhood. I felt very scared. Iquitos is a very big city, so make sure to not get lost! When you go to Iquitos you have to bring a motorcycle or rent a motorcycle because the streets are not big enough for cars. There are fantastic boat rides on the Amazon river. Here are some security tips if you go to Iquitos: Do...

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My 2 Months in Peru

Mar 8, 2013 - Iquitos (5th day)

Today I visited Iquitos. In order to get into the city you have to take a motorcycle because they do not have room for cars on the roads! Once we were in the city we took a boat ride down the Amazon River! The water was so dirty, it looked like a mud river! There were houses along part of it but they looked like they were abandoned. It looked like a ghost town. Farther up the Amazon, we saw pink dolphins! That might have been my highlight of the trip! There were also lots of snakes like boa constrictors along the side of the Amazon (I was...

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119 goes to peru

Mar 7, 2013 - IQUITOS

Dear, Everyone Today we visited Iquitos it is in the amazon region. It is humid here 90 % of they time. I feel so sticky and sweaty. You have to take a motorcycle to the city because there are no paved roads for cars. There are boat rides in they amazon. The most amazing sight was the wildlife. I saw pink DOLPHINS! Iquitos. Is a great place like the food and culture. I love how they pacahamic pasta and all this tremendous culture. It sure has been amazing here in Iquitos. But now comes my sad face I have to leave!

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Dec 27, 2012 - Pink dolphins, piranhas and other adventures

In the interest of full disclosure, we were only on the Amazon River for about an hour out of the more than 70 hours we recently spent exploring the jungle by river in Northeastern Peru. Wide (2 kilometers across) and silty, the Amazon River felt more like a big, muddy lake. In contrast, the river we traveled on for 3 and ½ days, the Rio Nanay, was a graceful, undulating, slow moving river that took us into the Allpahuayo-Mishana Nature Reserve, notable for its unique white sand forest and a remarkable biodiversity of trees. Our vessel, the...

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Dec 26, 2012 - The Jungle

The wooden boat remained our sole means of transportation. There are simply no roads, and probably no footpaths, connecting the remote villages. Miguel did a very nice job of adding variety to our 5-day excursion. We hiked, fished, bird watched, dolphin watched and sometimes simply went for a boat ride to see what we might find. Our hiking destinations were always reached by first boating to a different location in the jungle. Miguel proved to have eagle eyes in spotting plants and wildlife, and he was quite informative. He speaks very...

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Dec 26, 2012 - The Wildlife

The jungle is certainly a birdwatcher’s and butterfly collector’s paradise. There is no end to the beautifully colored specimens one can see. Unfortunately, capturing that beauty on camera was virtually impossible because those particular animals were always just a bit quicker than me. After a while, I just learned to enjoy the moment and not worry about trying to capture a picture. Despite the beauty of the flora and fauna, the jungle also remains a dangerous place. There are poisonous frogs, plants and snakes; there are anacondas; and...

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Dec 26, 2012 - The River

Iquitos, with a population of 400,000, claims to be the largest city in the world with no road access. It is located deep in the jungle near the confluence of three rivers---the Maranon, the Ucayali and the Amazon—and can only be reached by air or boat. It began as a Jesuit missionary outpost in the 18th century, but it owes its large size in such a remote location to the rubber plantations that were established nearby in the late 19th century. In reality, the lack of road access is a bit exaggerated. While it’s true that there are no road...

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