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Taking the Rápido along the Amazon from Leticia to Puerto Nariño

No roads link the towns and villages of the Colombian Amazon. Public transport between Leticia, the Amazonas department capital, and Puerto Nariño, the next largest town with around 6,000 mostly indigenous inhabitants, is by boat. The rápido, or rapid launch, leaves … Continue reading

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Leticia: Colombia’s Gateway to the Amazon

I was too ill to shower on the morning of our flight from Bogotá to Leticia (apologies to COPA Airlines and my fellow passengers), and I welcomed the chance to sit quietly and rest for the duration of our two-hour flight … Continue reading

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