Posts tagged: Amazon

The Belen Market

By Travel Drunk, April 26, 2010 8:00 am

Almost every city in South America has an outdoor market where you can buy almost everything. Belen Market Clothes, bread, meat, fish, spices, veggies, and anything else a normal person uses. The Belen market is the best in all of south America. Yeah, it’s a bold call, but it’s true.

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Belen, Iquitos

By Travel Drunk, April 23, 2010 8:00 am

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On the edge of Iquitos, on the edge of the Amazon river, is the Belen district. Actually, it extends well Belen into the river. This neighborhood starts in the river floodplain, where the lower floor of every building is flooded each wet season, and extends into the river itself in rows of floating houses. This portion of the Amazon actually rises up to 15 meters each rainy season, so everything is adapted to this huge change. The schools, churches, and public buildings are all on stilts, and there are two floating bars. There are also restaurant boats, a floating gas station, and the equivalent of a floating mini-mart. The only downside is that each house, or row of houses, has its own floating bathroom, so everyone is shitting in the river next to where they catch fish and wash their clothes.

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The Amazon Jungle: Giant Fucking Bugs and a Shit-Ton of Mosquitos

By Travel Drunk, April 22, 2010 7:47 am

One of my goals for this trip was to see the Amazon Jungle. I wanted to travel by boat, carry aKid in the Amazon machete, see the wildlife. I wanted the total National Geographic experience. Well, we got what we were looking for.

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How To Travel the Amazon by Riverboat

By Travel Drunk, April 14, 2010 1:53 pm

There are only two ways to travel into the Peruvian Amazon: fly or catch a ride downriver on a cargo IMG_2790 ship from Pucallpa. If you’ve got the time to take the boat here’s what you do:

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