When visiting Peru I was determined to go into the Amazon Rainforest. After doing a little research Iquitos looked to be the best, and easiest, way about it. With no roads leading to the city, the only way is flying in, over the incredible sight of the dense rainforest below. Not sure I’ve ever seen anything like it! And Iquitos is nothing like I’d thought I’d find in a rainforest either. The central square with its rubber boom architecture is such a surprising and stunning sight, and very different from the cityscape you see catching a ride up and down the streets in a mototaxi. Despite the latter usually being my preferred surroundings when travelling, but with few tourists in sight, sitting down for a cold drink in the heat taking in the beauty of the central square was really nice. Emerging from the cafe with a Lima restaurant recommendation from an Aussie playwright was not bad either – can’t thank him enough for pointing me in the direction of the world class Central Restaurante 🙂 Happily I headed in the direction of the Amazon riverbanks for some nice waterway views, just a short walk away.
Med norske ord: Iquitos i Amazonasregnskogen er definitivt verdt et besøk!
Other things to do: Iquitos tips