So we didn’t actually go on that small boat to Iquitos, which was more than 150km away from Leticia, (that would be crazy; it was just a small April fool’s joke), but on a larger one called the Victor Manuel. Still adventerous though, as it was a rather old boat, not in the best condition anymore. We thought the journey would be around 2 nights and 1 full day (we departed Tuesday at 7:30 pm), but it ended up being 3 nights and 2 full days. After about 1.5 days the boat was out of supplies, but luckily we could buy some water at one of the many many villages the boat stopped at, either to pick up or drop off people (and even animals; a monkey and a turtle), or to load new goods such as wood or pigs.
This morning at 5:00 we finally arrived in Iquitos, a very nice jungle city. Iquitos is completely surrounded by jungle, and to get here (and get away) you need to take a boat or go by plane. The journey further into Peru is another 5 full days. We might take a plane. But for now we are exploring Iquitos, which supposedly has good nightlife.
PS We still upload new photo’s on Anne’s Flickr page now and then.