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Posts tagged Amazon River

Caught in quick-mud!

Caught in quick-mud!

Marty’s photo of the day #2800: Years ago, on the first day of my first trip to the Amazon Rainforest, I learned the hard way to be careful where I stepped. I thought the mud along the Amazon River bank was hard enough to walk on. Instead, it was virtual quicksand—or more accurately, quick-mud. Nancy […]

What you always wanted to know about Iquitos

What you always wanted to know about Iquitos

Marty’s photo of the day #2592: Today’s photo certainly isn’t the prettiest one I’ve posted, but it provides the answer to a question that’s difficult to answer without local help: What do the rooftops look like in Iquitos, Peru? Luckily, Deb and I befriended a motorcar taxi driver, who took us to the parent’s house […]

Water Taxi

Water Taxi

Marty’s photo of the day #2557: This is one of the more sea-worthy water taxis on the Amazon River. Or it could be a Peruvian naval destroyer . . . I’m not sure.

The children of the Amazon

The children of the Amazon

Marty’s photo of the day #2392: This is me (about 20 pounds heavier than I am now) handing out sugar free gum to children along the Amazon River. I chose this photo before the results of the Senate election in Alabama were announced, and I had written a great taunt to Roy Moore about how […]

The Belén District of Iquitos, Peru,

The Belén District of Iquitos, Peru,

Marty’s photo of the day #2239: I stood on the roof of a house, in the Belén District of Iquitos, Peru, to take this photo. This is the poor section of town, as it is on the Amazon River floodplain. Just to the left is the Amazon River.

Leaving Iquitos

Leaving Iquitos

Marty’s photo of the day #2234: I took this photo as Deb and I departed Iquitos, Peru to commence a 70 mile-long journey down the Amazon River to a research station. Iquitos has a population of 300,000 people, and there are no roads in or out of the city. The only way to get to […]

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