Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Amazonas Day 4: Moments on the River

 The Amazon River is the way to get around from little river town to river town.  Some of the bigger areas have little "roads" that connect one town to the next, but if you want to get somewhere, you hop in your boat and you go.  Because we were on the river so much going from one place to the next, we saw some amazing things.  Here are a few of my favorites that I haven't shared so far for memory sake:

 Just saying "hello" from his one room home.  Wouldn't it be great to hear his story?

 An American came down and set up a health clinic on one of the fingers of the Amazon River.  

 Always on the look-out for something cool.

 Do you see the hammocks set up for resting in this taxi boat?!

 Amazing that these boats even run!  They look oh so very tired.

 Every village at least has a sign and some steps leading up to it from the river.


 Making their way to Iquitos

 Showing off their tats

 Oh Luke.

 Along with generators and cell phones within the last 2 years, the government has given the river people motors for their boats.  This guy is trying to fix his so his family can get moving along :)

 That's a lot of people on one long, skinny, boat!

The town of Indiana is one of the biggest in the Amazon.  We checked it out on our last day :)

 All in all, we loved being in the boat!  

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