Final day in Iquitos and first day in Taraporto
05.09.2011 40 °C
Happy belated father's day Dad!
What an adventure so far. I (Sherry) was actually pretty sad to be leaving Iquitos, it is such a crazy place but the locals were soooo kind and Ranger and Elvis are the best tour guides anyone could ask for.
So on our last day in Iquitos Db wasn't feeling well due to self inflicted injuries the day before, (i on the other hand am a good girl and don't do that stuff). So it was just me keen for Ranger's tour of what i would describe as the rural area od Iquitos. So in the mototaxi i jumped and Ranger took me to a rural village with a local watering hole where i chose not to swim naked haha but instead wade in the water and be ambushed by curious kids. It makes me smile how no matter where you are all kids are the same they all want to tell you their stories and they all want to see themselves on camera haha.
A bit blurry as Ranger had trouble with my camera but you get the general idea, this is a local watering hole.
Loved how these boys were using a plank of wood as a lilo pre whacking each other with it haha
My new wateringhole firends i gave them 5 solos for hanging with me and because they are so poor which is like $1 NZ and they were soo stoked, just goes to show how sometyimes we forget how well off we truely are.
So after my time chilling with the locals at the watering hole we had to stop in at the local mechanics to get an oil change for the mototaxi (as you do when you have a tourist on board haha) We think we are handy in NZ but seriously these people can make anything out of anything and are soo resourceful.
Just a quick oil change and then we were off
Anyways it was now back to the Hotel where we picked up sleeping beauty (Db) and the other boys and headed off to our final lunch with Elvis and Ranger. Ranger then decided that i needed a manicure, Haha i must say this was the last thing i thought i needed being in the Amazon and all.
Our new Iquitos family, Elvis and Ranger
Everyone needs a manicure in the amazon haha
The finished master piece
Sadly it was now getting dark meaning it was time to head back to the hotel and pack as we were on yet another plane to Taraporto (we had to fly because it will take 5 days to get there by boat as there is no road access in or out of Iquitos).
We now find ourselves in Taraporto where it is yet still extremely hot and yes i still have my cankles.
Will hopefully be able to post photos when i find a faster wireless conection
Until i post again
Sherry and Db
p.s found this in a shop, turns out you can get some fanny pretty cheap here haha