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Visitors stand along the Malecon, a popular Iquitos district overlooking the Amazon and home to many bars and restaurants

Iquitos: City of Magic, Mystery and Sweltering Heat

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Note from the writer: After a long hiatus (what has it been, two months?) Roving Reporter is back with new posts. This week, I'll be telling tales of my adventures to the Amazon rain forest and Machu Picchu. Enjoy.

Let me tell you about Iquitos.

Sitting hundreds of miles inland on the banks of the Amazon River and accessible only by boat and plane, it is thought to be the largest continental city in the world not connected by road.

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