Neil Mapes

Nov 29, 2021

8 min read

Iquitos, showers, and Texas Gerard

This is the next chapter in ‘From Dementia to Adventure’

This is the chapter taken from my book ‘From dementia to adventure,’ which follows on from By boat to Iquitos. 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 life in London on hold, which included working with people with dementia, to take a career break in Peru. The two-month journey took place during August and September of 2001 and involved the lone