Siesta in their Feed
Many passengers are family with small children, like everyone else they do almost everything within their hammock area, but they also like to eat the food provided there, instead going to the tiny canteen.
What you doing?
Santa Rosa, a one street border town of Peru, houses are built above ground to avoid flooding, it also has a cooling effect.
They score most fishes with fine cuts and then deep fry it, so the tiny bones can be eaten.
Caiman Arms and Inka Cola
Exotic produce are found in the market, like monkey, giant fish, here are two alligator arms. (and a bottle of Inca Kola, the favorit drink of Peruvian)
Balem market has a big dealing area for bananas, boats and boats full of bananas are transported here. Even household don't buy them by kilo, they buy them by branch.
Porters can carry loads on their shoulder, At the same time street kids would steal a banana or two from them when their hands are occupied.
Floating on Amazon
The Amazon river, from mid stream it's so wide like an ocean you can't see both sides of the river, it's where people live and wash, children play, also is the shower and washing water of passenger ferries.
Tomatoes on my Window
Refrigerator is uncommon in rural Amazon, sometimes people hang up their fruits to keep them from insects and animals.
Upper Halves only
Turtoises both land and water are sold, alive or butched, they say they cook it like chicken stew.
Another popular method to carry heavy to very hevay objects are using a band made of used clothes.
The Papaya Woman
This lady lives in a small village close to Iquitos and she has a big papaya garden, she gave many papayas to us.
Going Home through the Green
On the river bank of Iquitos, Right outside of Agustino's house, it's full of this floating green, it may look beautiful, but it's home to hundreds of thousands of little flies.
You have towels above you, luggage under you. Hammocks are so close surely you will know whenever your neightbour go to toilet or change side.
Time doesn't fly here
From Manaus, the mid stream of the Amazon, to the border of Brazil, Colombia and Peru, the up stream of the river, takes 7 days on a jam packed passenger ferry, there's very few entertainment to help passing the time.