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Night Walk Through The Jungle

When we were on our jungle tour we had the opportunity to do a night walk through the jungle. It was just a path behind our lodge, but that didn’t stop us from being really excited! You see, during the day the jungle can be rather overwhelming. It’s really really hot, and the vast amount of vegetation around you can be very distracting. At night the temperature cools off to a more comfortable level, and you can only see what your flashlight illuminates, allowing for a totally different experience!

We covered ourselves in DEET and headed out with our guide. We were lucky in that it was just the three of us, since our other traveling companions decided not to join us. Armed with our flashlights, we walked into the jungle.

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Within a few minutes of walking, our guide spotted this huge spider on a tree. I can’t believe the camoflauge that these creatures have, it’s remarkable!

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To take these photos Rob used a Filzer 100 Lumen LED flashlight that we picked up from MEC, and I shot them all with the only lens I had with me, the 35mm 1.4. That meant I had to get close. Real close. That was not the most comfortable experience ever, but it was fun! Funny story: As I was taking the above shot I felt a distinct crawling sensation under my pants. Picture yourself in the Amazon jungle, at night, it’s pitch black, you’re staring at the scariest spider you’ve ever seen, and all of a sudden something is crawling under your pants. My freakout was contained, since I didn’t want to look like a wimp. But I did smack at my legs with a fair amount of enthusiasm! And I just hoped with everything in me that it was just some ants, and nothing scarier! And then, of course, I threw any sense of fashion out the window and tucked my pants snugly into my socks!! If you’re going on a jungle walk at night, I highly recommend it :) Or be really smart, like Rob, and wear knee high rubber boots! (Rob really really doesn’t like bugs, so he was thinking ahead!)

In Canada we don’t have many interesting insects. I suspect it gets too cold for anything extraordinary! On this very short walk we saw so many exotic creatures that I never dreamed I’d be seeing in real life. That was an unforgettable experience, to be sure. 

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When we walked through the jungle during the day we didn’t take notice of things quite so much, as there was too much to notice! At night, everything seemed 100X larger, we couldn’t believe it. We actually said “Were these really this big during the day? Are you sure we saw these?” The following shot is of some palm leaves that just towered over us. 

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There were a lot of spiders out there. A lot. 

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And a huge cocoon. I think it was for an enormous butterfly. We saw a few fly by us during our daytime walk and they were so big we wondered if they were birds!

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Some of the most amazing insects we saw in the jungle were leaf-cutter ants. These guys carry seriously huge pieces of leaf for super long distances. During the day we’d often come across a trail of them all carrying bits of leaves. At night, however, we were able to spot them actually cutting up a leaf which was really really cool to see. 

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This grasshopper was probably around 4 inches long. It was enormous!! Drew said it would be a whole meal :)

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This is a tiny scorpion that our guide spotted. How he ever saw this thing is beyond me. It was TINY! But it sure moved fast! 

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And finally a huge millipede. As you can see, we saw so much!! We even saw some bats flying around, and big hairy tarantulas hiding in holes, waiting for an unsuspecting bug to fall into them. Those buggers scuttled away the second we tried to get close, so no photos. You’ll just have to go there yourself to see them! ;)

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All in all, this was possible one of our favorite experiences in the jungle. The sounds around us were unbelievable. There are tons of cicadas that just make a truly deafening noise, and birds and other bugs join in with them. At one point it started raining, and we could hear the drops falling on the leaves above us, but because of how dense the jungle was, we didn’t get wet at all. It was really a intense and incredible experience, and one that I would highly recommend! Next time we want to spend a whole night out in the jungle. Man, that would be something!

P.S. I’m currently writing this from our office at home in Edmonton! We arrived here yesterday afternoon, and have slowly been adjusting to life in Canada. But now is when things can start amping up on this blog, since we have access to fast internet and powerful computers to show you some really incredible videos! And also, we now can start giving away some prizes for all our awesome readers, so definitely make sure you’re checking in frequently because things are going to get fun here!

The Yagua Tribespeople

One of the tribes nearby Iquitos is the Yagua. They were known throughout the Amazon both for their use of a blowgun as a hunting weapon, as well as their distinct manner of dress. On our jungle tour we were taken to meet with some of them. Nowadays they dress in Western clothing, but wore their traditional clothes to give us a sense of their history. I hear that further into the jungle there are still Yagua tribes who wear these clothes day to day.

They decorate their faces with dye from a plant they find in the jungle. The different markings designate rank and marital status. The dye also acts as a natural mosquito repellent, which is incredibly useful out there!

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As you can see on this little guy, they wear grass skirts, and dye them with that same plant to protect them again mosquitos.

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This is Roberto, the chief of the tribe.  He had a really wonderful face.  

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As I mentioned, they were well known for using a blowgun. They gave us a demonstration and it was awesome! Here you can see the quiver they use. 

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And the darts themselves. They are made of wood, and have a small bit of natural cotton to help balance them. When hunting they would put poison, often from poisonous frogs, onto the tip. With a small notch cut around the tip, they would ensure that if the animal tried to remove the dart, the top would break off and the poison would remain. This poison would often not kill the animal, but rather paralyze it for a few minutes while the hunter caught up to it. So even with a direct hit there was still a lot of quick work to do!

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They would sharpen the darts with the teeth of a piranha! You can actually see little bits of wood flying through the air. Those teeth are seriously sharp!

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I loved their faces, and found them so fascinating. It was almost a mix of Peruvian and Chinese. 

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Watching them use the blowgun was so impressive. They all hit the bullseye with no problems.

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Those darts were totally stuck in there, and took a lot of effort to get out! 

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We got a chance to try our hand at the blowgun. Rob hit the target!

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And so did I! It was actually pretty easy, and most people in our group hit it. It was really fun to try, and we kinda wished we could bring one back to Canada to play with! 

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We were treated to a dance demonstration. 

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And had our faces painted with the dye, according to our marital status. It was pretty cool for Rob and I to say “married” (for almost 5 months now!) 

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 One of my favorite parts of visiting the Yagua was getting to see the little glimpses of real life in the midst of a performance for tourists. We weren’t in their village, but rather just a small gathering of huts that seemed just to hold their handicrafts and do the demonstration, so this was far from an authentic look at their lives. But as I was looking around as we were having our blowgun demonstration I saw a couple chatting and snuggling and smiling at each other. I watched them for a little bit and really loved getting to see that little bit of interaction. 

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And a few shots of these gorgeous kids.  

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This might be our last post from Peru, as we fly back to Lima tomorrow for a couple days before our flight home. We aren’t sure if we’ll get to an internet place in that time, so you might have to wait a couple days to hear from us! But we have much more content to post when we get home (including all the HD video we took, and Rob’s film work!). So worry not, my friends, as there is much more adventure coming your way!

A First Look At The Jungle

One popular excursion from Iquitos is to journey to a nearby lodge and spend a few days out in the jungle. The owner of the hotel we’re staying at highly recommended a tour company so we went and checked them out. The company is called Paseos Amazonicos and is owned by a wonderfully cheery gent named Mr. Francisco Wong …. (his family emigrated from China to Peru!). We really liked the vibe we got from him, and it sounded like a pretty neat tour so we signed up. We normally shy away from organized tours, as they often aren’t the greatest for photography as they are always rushing from site to site. This seemed like a neat way to see a lot in the jungle though, so we were excited. 

We met up with the group and walked to the end of the street to get to a boat. It’s amazing how close we are to the water!! We boarded and the adventure began!  

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The water we can see from Iquitos isn’t technically the Amazon river, but one of the many tributaries. As soon as you pass onto the Amazon you can see a marked difference in water color, as you can clearly see in this shot! The current is also quite a bit faster, and the river is just incredibly wide.

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You see many river boats chugging along. I just love the way they look, and hope one day to do a journey on one!

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While waiting for our first trip we went for a stroll and were able to see so many incredible sights just around the lodge. Here are some of the shots we took.

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So that was a little taste of what the jungle looked like when we first arrived. But there was so much more in store for us. Our first trip was to visit the Yagua tribe and see them use a blowgun! I’ll post those shots next, so stay tuned!

First Night in Iquitos

After landing in Iquitos we took a motocarro to a hotel in our guidebook. We checked in, but our stuff away, and decided to go for a walk. We strolled to the end of the street we were on, and found ourselves looking out over the Amazon River. That’s the kind of mind blowing nature of Iquitos that has had us hardly even believing what we’ve seen here. 

The architecture and colors of the buildings here are a photographers dream. I loved the way these two motocarros were propped up, with this stunning green building as a backdrop. If you’re curious, this is how they make repairs to their vehicles!

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The river rises an incredible amount each year, and as such a lot of houses close to the water are built on stilts. It makes for such an exotic feel to the area.  

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Our very first night here provided us with a sunset to remember. These images have had very little done to them in post-processing and yet they have a HDR feel to them. That’s because everything looked like a HDR photo in real life! The green became so vibrant half-way during the sunset and provided a very surreal look that you see in these images.  

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It then finished up with some amazing colors in the sky. We have yet to see another like this and have been here for nearly a week.  

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We finished up the evening at Chez Maggy for dinner. We actually ate there our very first night in Cuzco! They have four locations throughout Peru I believe and we stumbled into two of them! One little “game” we have played a couple times during dinner was to order the largest item on the menu and share it between the three of us. Even then, we’ve yet to finish it as the portion sizes here are just enormous! This was a bunch of different types of grilled meat, and was mind-blowingly good. (If you’re wondering about that weird light on the meat, that was Rob ever so kindly hooking me up with a little light from the iPhone! It’s truly multi-purpose :)

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 Stay tuned because we’ll be posting our shots from our time in the jungle soon, and that will be super duper cool!

One Last Look At Pucallpa

Here is one last look at this wonderful little place. Pucallpa was our first taste of the Amazon, and completely charmed us. It was gorgeous during the day, at night, and especially during golden hour, right before sunset. What we loved most about it, however, was the people. They were so warm, friendly, and beautiful. I really can’t wait to return to photograph them more. 

First up, some night time shots. I love the shadow in this first one.

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This is a motocarro zipping along outside our hotel.

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A ferris wheel in the main square.

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Our initial plan was to take a river boat from Pucallpa up north along the Amazon to Iquitos. We made our way down to the port to check out the ship we would take. It was really quite the scene there, with all these machines loading enormous logs onto cargo boats. Alongside them were dozens of men walking up and down planks to transport the smaller items as quickly as possible. These boats leave when they are full, so the faster they work the better.  

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I didn’t shoot too much around there, since things were a little serious, and I was getting in the way of everyone trying to load these boats! To make a long story short, we checked out one of the boats and the cabins we’d need to stay in (most people just hang up a hammock and chill there during the 3 day trip, but with all our expensive gear we’d need a place to lock everything up). The conditions were…well…I’d say the prison cells I’ve seen looked nicer. No windows, a ratty bunkbed with some questionable looking mattresses, and the teeniest amount of room possible. It didn’t seem like a very enjoyable experience, and the cost was a lot higher than we thought reasonable (around $75 per person). We checked out the cost of a flight, and it was only $100! We changed our plans at the last minute and flew instead. We were looking forward to the experience of putting along the river in a cool boat, but this just didn’t look like it would be enjoyable at all. In the end we’re glad we flew, and hopefully will find a neat riverboat excursion to go on next time we’re here!

We took advantage of our last evening in Pucallpa and went for a photowalk. There was some amazing light and everyone was out and about.

There is one area near the main square where people set up typewriters and type up documents for people. 

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 Some neat light on this motocarro.

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Further down the street are a bunch of cobblers. 

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As we were strolling I saw this man and just had to take his portrait. I believe his friends were saying he was 85. 

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After I shot him with our digital camera he actually asked if we had “instant”. That was pretty neat! Naturally Rob pulled out the Instax and took a shot for him. I think he enjoyed it. 

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Shooting during golden hour here is just wonderful. It’s quick, though. In Canada we are quite lucky and it can last for hours, but here, closer to the equator, it’s short and sweet. We need to always be timing our photo walks to try to take advantage of it. It’s worth it though! 

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One of my favorite things to shoot on this trip has been everyday life for Peruvians. They are such a vibrant people and are always so social. We ran across a street volleyball game and sat and watched for a while. 

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We wandered further down the street and naturally came across people cooking dinner outside on charcoal grills. Looks good!

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And the kids had joined in the fun as well and started their own volleyball game.  

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As I hope you can see, Pucallpa is a very charming place, and I highly recommend visiting it when you travel Peru! It doesn’t have the landscapes of the Sacred Valley, or a ton of “touristy” things to do, but it certainly provides an incredible glimpse at life in the Amazon.

Trekking Through The Jungle....Sorta

Our second day here we wanted to go hiking through the jungle. Sounds easy enough, right? Not necessarily, especially when you don’t speak Spanish! But that’s never a barrier to having a great time, so we headed off to see what we could see.

First, we ran into Mario again while walking along the riverfront. We tried to ask him if it was possible to trek along in the jungle. I used the universal signal of making my fingers walk along, he got the idea. From what we gathered he said that you couldn’t walk around Puerto Callao because of the water level, but that you could boat to one village, and walk to the next. It sounded good to us, so we hopped in!

He again spotted animals that I would have never noticed. He’d cut his engine, and turn us back. We’d float in close to the bank with the reeds and lilypads gliding alongside the boat. He’d motion me forward and I’d step out onto the bow with my camera. He would say something in Spanish, and point. I’d look right where he was pointing and see nothing at all. I suppose it didn’t help that I didn’t know what I was looking for! But I’d never be a very good wildlife guide, I don’t think. After more pointing, and usually Drew spotting it first, I’d see the animal, and be just amazed that we saw it from the river! This huge iguana was the most impressive. It blends in so well!!

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They love to give the thumbs up here for photos. 

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As we drove along the banks we saw so many amazing things go by us. Every plant, tree, flower and bird was so exotic and unknown, it was such a experience. 

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 I even managed to spot a couple iguanas on my own! Mario, of course, had seen them as well, but I felt proud that I got better at spotting huge lizards in the Amazon. I mean, life skill right?

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We docked at the village of San Francisco, which is inhabited by the Shipibo people. Again, the young boys were playing in the water. Drew was quite ready to jump in with them!

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The walkway from the riverbank into the village. 

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There were a bunch of stalls set up in a semicircle near the center. Mario took us there to show us the different bracelets, necklaces and textiles that they create. This necklace had a decorated monkey skull on it. It wasn’t quite my style, but man, were we ever in the jungle!

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We were happy to see they had a recycling program! There aren’t many recycle bins around, and lots of water bottles abound, so it was really cool that they had one, and in their own style. 

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At this point, Mario started walking us down this huge, long, dusty road. We started to get the feeling that this was the “trekking” that he had thought we wanted. To our left hand side, as we stood in the baking heat, we saw a small pathway leading into the trees. So we just started walking in. Mario started leading us, and an impromptu exploration of the Amazon began!

He found this flower for us. We ended up seeing a few hanging every once in a while among the trees. How incredible is it??? So gorgeous, and quite fuzzy.

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Ants here are big. 

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So are the bugs. Mario took a stick and started prying loose bark off a tree to look for tarantulas! He didn’t find any (kinda glad about that to be honest!) but he pulled this guy out. Yikes!

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Drew and Mario. 

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This should give you a great sense of scale of the trees here. Once you get into the jungle you are just surrounded by huge amounts of greenery. It helps being here in the rainy season as everything is more lush.

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This little guy was just strolling along, seemingly coming back from fishing. He’s carrying a spear on his shoulders. 

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When were checking out the crafts of the Shipibo I picked up another bracelet for my collection. As you can see in this image, I have a lot of bracelets on my wrist! Every place we travel I get one and leave it on there. At the moment I have ones from Thailand, Vietnam, India, Greece and now Peru! The dark brown one was from the Shipibo, and here is Mario showing us that it is made from the seeds in this huge green pod. Earlier he had picked a couple fresh ones for us, and we ate the white, fuzzy fruit around the seeds! First we ate it, and now we were wearing it. They are so very very resourceful here.  

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This is what the houses in the village looked like. I particularly like this one because of the amazing patterns on it. They design their skirts and textiles with similar geometric patterns and I just adore them!

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One of the kids helping to get our boat off and away. 

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And a couple more shots of life on the river.

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Tomorrow we are heading into the jungle to do some wild stuff. Wild. Can’t wait to share!!! Leave us some comments and say hi! We’re starting to miss home, and are so excited to see Scooter (our lovely cat) in only a week and a half!!

Lots of love,

Lauren & Rob

Lake Yarinacocha

About 20 mins outside of Pucallpa by moto-rickshaw is Lake Yarinacocha. It used to be connected to the Ucayali River but has since become landlocked. We headed out there for a couple days to see what we could find. We stayed in Puerto Callao right on the lake.

Our hotel was built on stilts above the water. 

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The kids loved jumping into the lake to cool down in the afternoon heat. 

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Me, using our dictionary to try to figure out what was on the menu. Nothing was in English at all, so we had some fun just ordering whatever sounded good. The food was still so delicious, and with lots of fried bananas! 

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Shots of the amazing scenery.

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We wanted to hire a guide to take us out on the lake. The guy we found didn’t speak any English, but we thought he seemed nice, so he was our man! This was his boat if you’re ever in Puerto Callao and need a ride. His name was Mario and he was great, and had an incredible eye for spotting animals.  

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The diversity of birds here is astounding. Especially on the banks of the river there were so many birds I have never seen before in my life. That’s an experience, to be sure, seeing a wild animal that is totally foreign to you. Major rush! 

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This was my favorite animal sighting. A sloth! He moved so so so slowly, it was unreal. I took a sweet video that we’ll share when we get home (the internet is way too slow here to upload HD video!). 

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 Close up crop to get a good look at that adorable face! So cute!!

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Mario on the lookout for us.

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We were treated to an incredible sunset to finish up the trip.

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Such an amazing boat ride. If you visit here, it’s a must!

Pucallpa Market

We’ve come to find that often our favourite photos aren’t taken when we are planning to shoot. Instead, they come when we’re just walking around, or traveling from one place to another. 

One day in Pucallpa we started to wander after lunch, and found ourselves in the middle of a huge Saturday market. We were again the only travelers to be seen, and got a lot of attention. We were able to interact with the people through our cameras, and had so many great connections.

They have blackish purple corn here, which is just stunning.

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Selling spices.

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This is tobacco, I believe. I have never seen it like this before!

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My favorite kind of market is one where I have no clue what most of the stuff is. It’s fascinating!

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Cigarettes like I’ve never seen.

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Remote controls, just in case you need a few extra.

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These folks saw me taking a photo of the mannequins and called me over. We ended up taking shots of a bunch of people, and then were offered a drink of beer! These people are so so so wonderful, I can’t even begin to describe it.

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They are very very resourceful with their transport too. Check out the huge pieces of rebar this auto-rickshaw was hauling. And the moped beside it is carrying a family of four!  

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While walking through the market we came across a street vendor selling some sort of food. I thought it looked interesting, so I took a shot. They noticed our curiosity and put some onto a plate for us to try. 

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How to describe it…..well, it had that bitter, meaty taste that comes with some part of an animal that we are certainly not used to eating. I really have no clue what it was, but our best bet was intestines of some sort! Needless to say, we definitely weren’t the biggest of fans. That being said, we would never refuse food that someone was kind enough to offer us! And they again wouldn’t take any money even when we tried to pay them. Very very generous.

In Pucallpa there are many buzzards/vultures (I’m not sure which one, as we’ve heard both!) wandering around everywhere. They are quite ominous, really.

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There are many unpaved roads around here, which gives the scenes this really incredible look to them. I love the colour that the earth brings to the shots.

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I thought this little packet of bug exterminator was funny. I wonder if it’s effective!

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This fellow was quite the jokester. When I asked to take his photo, he threw out some pretty awesome poses for me. He had the whole area laughing, and when I went around and showed the shots to the spectators they laughed even harder. Great fellow. 

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Kids are fun to shoot as well. I find that some of them are quite shy to start, but if I snap a photo of a more adventurous friend, and show them the result, they suddenly are more than happy to have their photo taken! They are all so adorable too. 

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Right now we’re in Iquitos, a city further north and right on the Amazon river. We have almost two weeks here to really explore and get a sense of this jungle. Can’t wait to show you all this place, as it is absolutely stunning! Rob and Drew have already been discussing how they could build a house here! 

More soon!

Lauren & Rob

The Banana Workers of Pucallpa

Hey everyone!

First and foremost, we are all doing great health wise. Drew took himself some broad spectrum antibiotics and is fully recovered. I myself am feeling a million times better after getting down from altitude! It’s incredibly hot here, and we’re feeling a lot more sleepy as a result, but other than that we’re super!

Our computer, on the other hand, isn’t feeling very good. For a couple days there the mouse and keyboard stopped working altogether! Rob suspected it was a loose cable, but we didn’t have the right screwdriver for the job. We were also checking out a nearby little port town and were unable to locate one. So even though we were seeing really great stuff, we had no way to edit or post them!

After returning to Pucallpa Rob managed to locate this screwdriver, and we were doing better. For a bit. But the heat here was just so rough, that eventually it shut down again. Then Rob realized that if we bought a USB keyboard and mouse it might bypass the problem. We set out down the road, and stumbled across a place where we were able to pick both up for $13! So now we have our computer back with a keyboard and mouse plugged in! We may look a bit ridiculous, but problem solved! We’ll be able to post more now, so we apologize for the bit of quietness, and are excited to get to share these images with you now!

Pucallpa is one of the three main cities in the Amazon. It is the only one connected to Lima by road, so it’s a very important trade port. It is on the Ucayali river, which connects to the Amazon. And as soon as you notice the river in this town, you are drawn towards it. It is incredibly wide and so fast moving we can’t even believe it.

Bananas are a very big part of life here. At the port we watched men unload thousands of huge bananas off the boats. At every restaurant we’ve had fried bananas and grilled bananas and mashed bananas and battered bananas. It’s amazing!

Here are some shots from our wanderings around Pucallpa. 

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 People here react to us very differently as photographers. In Cusco and the surrounding area, they nearly always expected us to pay them for photos, as I believe they are quite used to travelers wanting to shoot them. Here they ask us to take their photo just for the enjoyment of the interaction, and because we are almost an attraction ourselves. We’ve hardly seen any other travelers at all in the past few days, let alone any with large cameras. We always show them the image on the back of our camera and they laugh and jest with each other, and almost instantly someone else asks us to take their photo, or often their shy friend. It’s been such a heartwarming and amazing experience, and the photos are so genuine. We are very sad that we don’t speak Spanish, as we’d really love to be able to chat with them more, but we are quite resolved to learn it as soon as possible!


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We came across them drying corn out on the road. I couldn’t believe how much they had spread out there. None of them had popped, though with the intense heat here I wouldn’t be surprised!

 
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These three girls were so funny. I took their photo once.

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Showed it to them, and they began giggling.  
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Then one hopped down to get a shot with her brother. 
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Rob took an Instax for them and they promptly began showing it off to their mother.
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We really really love it here. 

The Sacred Valley

Before we left Cusco we spent a day exploring the Sacred Valley, which is the stunning area around the city. We found a taxi driver who spoke a bit of English, and hired him for a few hours. It was honestly one of the best times we’ve had on the whole trip. We were able to stop wherever we wanted, and saw some incredible sights. As photographers, flexibility is essential for us to get some great shots. We’ve had to do a lot of shooting out of bus windows which is quite frustrating! Being able to stop whenever we wanted was such a valuable experience, we will definitely be doing so many more times!

At first I think our driver thought we were crazy, three gringos with a ton of camera gear shooting everything we drove past, but very soon he really got involved, and would slow right down any time one of us starting taking shots out the window. 

Here are some of the images we got on this great adventure:

Rob looking good with Cusco behind him.

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A llama! (P.S. If you haven’t yet seen “The Emperor’s New Groove” then I highly recommend it! It is about Peru, and has llamas in it. Yes!)

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It’s so incredible to see what these women can carry in those brightly colored blankets on their backs. Usually it is a baby hanging out in there, but even huge piles of wood, as seen below!
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As we were driving back I saw a whole herd of sheep, and a small boy with them. “Pare!” we all yelled, and the driver stopped. We hopped out, and met with the little guy. He was very cool, and really enjoyed having his photo taken. Rob took a shot with the Instax

and gave it to him. It’s been such a great experience shooting with that camera. At first everyone seems a bit confused, but once they notice the image slowly appearing they get this huge smile across their face, and start showing the photo to everyone. I don’t think we’ll ever travel without that camera!

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And finally, some of Rob’s recent Instax work.

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Right now we’re in Pucallpa, on the banks of one of the tributaries of the Amazon. We’re absolutely loving it here, and know we’re going to get some amazing shots. We don’t have Wifi, so posts may be a little less frequent, but Internet is easy to find, so we’ll be doing our best! Thanks to everyone who is commenting, we’re loving hearing from you!

Tons of love,

Lauren (and Rob)