Getting to Baltimori included a 3 hour hike through the woods. Getting back from...

by Center for Amazon Community Ecology October 13, 2016

Getting to Baltimori included a 3 hour hike through the woods. Getting back from Baltimori to Puerto Maldonado began with a ride on a local boat carrying people, platanos (cooking bananas), large bags of charcoal, and assorted chicks and roosters. The boat dropped us off in the town of Infierno (literally Hell) where we waited for an hour and a half before we finally crammed into a car heading into the city.




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