International Expeditions' Director of Operations Tara Ellison took a moment to check-in from Iquitos, Peru, where she is spending a week on our Amazon River cruise.

This morning, we visited the local market in Indiana, Peru, seeing lots of exotic fruits and fish. Because it is high water season in the Amazon, the steps leading to the city from the river are covered with water. The local children were taking advantage of this by splashing and swimming there. We also had a chance to try a local fruit called "ice cream bean." It was really sweet and juicy. Then it was off to board Motokarts for a drive to the other side of the city! Once there a boat was waiting to take us for a visit to the Canopy Walkway, which IE helped to build. If you haven't seen the jungle from 10 stories above the rainforest floor - what are you waiting for? What a day!