The Pacific Ocean view from a restaurant in Lima
Jedi Travel? Oh man! I've got to go somewhere with these guys!
Even in Iquitos, the know how to Hook 'Em! (I knew my Longhorn friends would like this one!)
Palm Sunday in Iquitos
A typical street in Iquitos
Still in Iquitos, houses right on the water
Life in the Iquitos shanty town
The Shanty Town. Thousands live here. No power and the only plumbing is the river.
The River Boulevard in Iquitos
Buying fruit in the Belen Market, Iquitos
And more fruit!
Maybe some fresh fish too!
Or some meat!
Some cayman! (that's a lot like an alligator for those who don't know)
Uh... no thanks! I don't smoke!
A crowded market way
My home on the river, La Turmalina
On the Amazon at last!
Amazonian Sun Flower?
Lets play a game of "spot the lizard"!
Colorful and diverse Amazon plantlife
I made a friend!
Really colorful plant life!
Dangerous jungle water crossing. Not everyone was happy about this.
Life on the river...
... with your pet anaconda!
I think I've finally found a place I can afford!
Giant lilly pads!
And the elusive Amazon Water Lilly. It blooms for just 12 hours.
Somewhere over the rainbow...
Inside one of the huts. The main living room with a simple generator.
And the kitchen.
The closest I came to a jungle jaguar!
Sunset through the trees.
Into the backwaters
Ant Colony between two branches on a tree.
A Red-Headed Caiman. Probably 4+ feet in length.
My "talking catfish". The thing actually squealed!
I think we're going to need a bigger boat! (That's a might piranha by the way)
Three Toed Sloth. He's there, look closely!
More Amazonian plant life.
The river was very high. That's actually the roof of one of the huts. Hope they had flood insurance.
She paddles, he goes for the ride... hmm...
Dude? Where's my boat?!?
Delivering furniture, Amazon style.
This guys rich! He's got cattle!
My small, but homey cabin aboard Le Turmalina.
Capybara, the worlds largest rodent.
Ready for the jungle trek. That tree behind me is probably at least 75 feet tall.
In this part of the jungle, the trees are gigantic.
This is how thick the jungle is in most place.
Our Jungle Camp!
Canopy tour rope bridges. 45+ feet off the ground, with the canopy still 25+ feet overhead.
Mist in the trees.
Sorry... getting artistic again. ;)
My own personal rainforest tree! I planted this little guy, and vowed to come back and water him. Because, you know, it never rains in the rain forest.
So much life and color in the jungle.
I rest my case!
This monkey might be crazy.
In the Amazon, everyone has a pet monkey!
Whoa! Back off dude!
And a wholly monkey too!
Two squirrel monkeys in one tree!
More jungle flora
And another flower too. The diversity of plant like was stunning.
Plenty of butterflies too!
Amazon tow truck?
The morning catch.
Another water lilly with pads.
A storm moves in!
One last Amazonian Sunset.
Surfs Up! Back in Lima!
El Parque del Amor (Park of Love), Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Monument to Peru's War of Independence in Lima.
Some of the interesting architecture in Lima.
A mix of modern and traditional architecture as well.
A crowded market in Lima, a far cry from the one in Iquitos!
More traditional architecture in Lima.
The Seat of Government in Peru.
Inside the oldest bar in Lima. Anyone want a Pisco Sour?
The Spanish influence on the buildings is easy to see.
Houses along the hill. Lima's version of the shanty town.
Sun through the shades. Trying to get artistic again.
On the street in Lima.
Soldiers graduating from the military academy.
It was Easter weekend in Lima, and the street artists were doing amazing things with chalk.