Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Photos: An Amazonian Market

Just a few photos from the market at Nauta, a small town about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon.

There is only one road from Iquitos, and that road leads to Nauta.

There are three ways to get to Nauta from Iquitos: by river on an overnight boat (about 8 hours); on a bus (about two hours); or, in a shared taxi (about one hour).

We opted to go in the taxi and hired it just for ourselves (40 soles). Driving along the solitary road, cutting through the lush Amazonian landscape, with the endless bright blue sky overhead, windows open, wind whipping through our hair, and tropical cumbia music blasting from the radio, was a memory I will always treasure.

It was late in the afternoon when we arrived, and the market had closed down for the day, but I was still able to take some photographs.

There was an indoor part to the market and an outdoor part, where we found these Amazonian fish drying in the sun.


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1 comment:

Juan Arellano said...

Nauta, creo que no conozco bien este pueblo, lamentablemente nunca le encontré algo que me llamara la atención, salvo la emoción del ir y venir, creo que hasta Requena, Pevas o Caballococha me gustaron más.