Iquitos, Peru: Wet and Wild

Iquitos, Peru. Malecon

Iquitos, Peru. Malecon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before we begin, a disclaimer: In Iquitos, Peru, your correspondent did not consume the shamanic hallucinogen ayahuasca. This is despite having seen candy-colored motorcycle-pulled carriages, Volkswagen-size sinkholes, the lost jungle Eiffel Tower, the gentleman pushing a life-size red-and-gold merry-go-round horse up a lime neon-lit edge of an avenue and the woman stopping traffic at midnight with a pompom routine, and heard the tinny soundtrack of cuckoo-clock church bells straight out of the Twilight Zone marking every quarter-hour.

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