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June 13, 2003
|Belen is a floating shanty suburb of Iquitos. Outhouse islands bob behind each house; avoid the splash as you drift by in a wood canoe. Plank boardwalks connect the interior areas.|
|Our canoe taxi driver brought us to his house floating in the middle of Belen. We fished for piranha off his porch.|
Belen's market provided a wide variety of delicious and cheap food. Rice and chicken wrapped and steamed in banana leaves, grilled chicken and river fish, noodles, cornmeal, fried plantains, manioc, yuca, and turtle soup.