As New York City prepares for snow tomorrow I thought we'd go somewhere warm for Pink Saturday. Actually, I'm thinking tropical. We're going to visit Iquitos, Peru, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon. It was my entry point to my visit to the Amazon, and we though we spent very little time here, I was intrigued by all I saw. I enjoyed seeing the market stands in the Belen District and thought the bright colors would make for a lively Pink Saturday.
Not surprisingly, sweet bananas and their starchier, less sweet cousins, plantains, are everywhere in the Amazon.
This is not my usual photo for Buttercupland, but my eye went to all of the pink outfits featured by the Pasiones Boutique.
The "motokar" takes the place of a taxi for getting around Iquitos. Iquitos is only reachable by air or river and these motokars are much easier to ship and much less expensive to run. They are modified motorcycles with attached seats.
I hope you've enjoyed our quick trip to Peru. My grocery shopping was much more routine and not quite as lively. I stuck to onions and zucchini, eggs and chicken. My plan is to spend part of tomorrow cooking and baking -- one of my favorite snowy day activities -- and I'm planning to try chocolate zucchini muffins.
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care. Have a pretty-in-pink Saturday.