Thursday, February 7, 2008
January 16th and 17th Lima and Iquitos City
Today was a traveling day. We had some free time to explore Lima in the morning, but just a few hours. First impressions of Lima: Hot, Dry, and Smoggy! After boarding a ver uneventful flight from Lima to Iquitos we arrived in the late afternoon to unbelievable humidity and sunshine. Iquitos is a sea of green, the city is a tiny speck in the vast Amazon wilderness. Iquitos City is the gateway to the Amazon, so from here we will need to take a boat upstream 3 or 4 hours to access the real interior lowland rainforests of the Amazon basin. Here area couple of pictures from our morning in Lima and our arrival in Iquitos.