Colourful metal boats moored up on the river at Iquitos in Peru
Vanessa is the author’s boat alongside others in Iquitos, Peru. Image by Neil Mapes

By boat to Iquitos

Neil Mapes
Jan 11, 2020 · 25 min read

Author’s note

By boat to Iquitos is a chapter taken from my book ‘From dementia to adventure. You can read the next chapter in this story: Iquitos, showers and Texas Gerard. and take a look at the full index of chapters. I revisited this writing recently because I was missing travelling and decided to publish a few chapters to see if others might enjoy some vicarious travelling by reading about Peru in a previous era. I put my