100 Photos - Sep 21, 2014
Photo: A sign made for us by the kids at the primaria at JinuaPhoto: A shot with the wonderful professor and students with whom we worked in JinuaPhoto: Labyrinth at Parque de la Reserva in LimaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Huaraz from the airPhoto: Photo: Photo: One of the cabezas clavas of the Willkawain burial complex in our villagePhoto: Fat, juicy worms for sale both live and grilledPhoto: Fish and nannersPhoto: Papaya and stuffPhoto: Harbor in IquitosPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Monkey IslandPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Titi MonkeyPhoto: Woolly monkeysPhoto: Spider monkeyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Saki monkeyPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Yagua tribePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: CaimanPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Giant lily padsPhoto: Paiche, an absurdly large fish commonly raised and eaten in this areaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: For the record, you really shouldn't hold sloths; they need to sleep 15-18 hours a day and can't get enough rest if constantly being woken to be held.Photo: Then again, it's kind of hard to say no when someone is passing you a sloth to hold and it's grasping out toward you.Photo: I mean, it's already been woken, right?Photo: So choose your tour company carefully and request only responsible rescue centers...Photo: But if the opportunity is literally thrust at you, just enjoy.Photo: AnacondaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Cruisin' in a mototaxi. Virtually no traffic laws obeyed by the hundreds of these things constantly moving around Iquitos, and yet there is less congestion and fewer traffic jams than anywhere else I've been in Peru. I think it's just the lack of cars (everything has to be boated or flown in because there are no roads connecting Iquitos to any other city).Photo: ManateePhoto: Photo: Baby turtlesPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Squirrel monkeyPhoto: They have an outrageously cute squeak they do.Photo: MacawPhoto: AnteaterPhoto: Gretchen and a red uakariPhoto: Photo: CoatiPhoto: JaguarPhoto: Photo: OcelotPhoto: MacawPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: SlothPhoto: Photo: Woolly monkeyPhoto: Pygmy MarmosetPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Ayahuasca vinePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Nelson and Christian - two of our most important community partners - with Willkawain in the backgroundPhoto: Abel, our host brother