Gringo Starr

Category: Peru

Slow Travel

How we survived 100 hours in the baking sun, cruising down the river from Iquitos to Pucallpa.

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What’s This?

Old Rocks and Hills

This post was originally published in May 2009 Confused? Many times on my travels I’ve found myself in a well-known place that I somehow never imagined I would get to. Uruguay, Tierra del…

All in a Name

One of the joys of travelling in a country where they don’t speak your language is that occasionally you’ll come across a name that has one meaning for the locals and another entirely…

Close One?

Was watching the local news yesterday and was a little bit freaked out to see a brief item about a bus crash having killed 4 people here in Ecuador. Nothing particularly unusual about…

A Wonderful Bird

A wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill can hold more than his belican, He can take in his beak, Food enough for a week, But I’m damned if I see how the…

Something Fishy

So, after a most wonderful lunch at a place called Punto Azul here in Miraflores, I have decided that I should try and eat Ceviche every day between now and the day I…

Riding Shotgun

After all this time in South America it’s easy to become a little complacent in your expectations and you take a lot things in your stride. For example yesterday I saw a man…

A Capital Time

Talk about contrasts. Last week we’d just got off the boat from Hell and now we’re spending our days strolling along seaside clifftops past penthouse apartment blocks, watching the surfers below. This is…

Rollin’! Rollin’! Rollin’ Down the River!

At 2am last Tuesday morning, the good ship Henry 3 arrived finally at the port of Pucallpa more than 100 hours after leaving Iquitos. This was not the happy moment I was expecting….

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