Monday, December 8, 2008

Iquitos, Peru

My last card for today comes from that pack of cards my mum came across some time ago....and this is a card mailed in 1972 all the way from Peru...though without a stamp...there was one, its presence has left clear traces...but where is it now i have no idea...either someone took it off or it fell off by itself....but it would have been nice to see a card from Peru with a stamp from back then...


My first thought when i looked at this card was some tribe performing a ritual or getting ready to go for a hunt in the middle of the Amazon Forest (well, at least Amazon is associated with Peru, so im not very wrong :))
Well, this is what the back of the card says:
Yagu Endians, using their blowguns, Yanamono.....

and the place is called Iquitos....and this is what i had found out...

Iquitos is the largest city in the Peruvian forest, located on the Amazon River and generally considered the most populous city in the world that cannot be reached by road.

this is interesting...im trying to imagine how it would be if my own hometown was accessible only like this...

well...that would be all for today....hopefully it wont take me sooo long again until i make the next update...if possible, it will be here tomorrow....there are many postcards hungry to be shown :)

thanks to everyone for keep coming despite the lack of updates...this place wouldnt have been the same without you ;-)

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