Not that it was that bad or anything, I mean we did see fresh water dolphins and got to glimpse into the lives of villagers on the river banks. But it wasn´t any carnival cruise either.
The bathrooms had piles of used TP on the floor saturated with shower water. The lack of space in the day made for slow passing of time. And of course the bodies crammed together like canned fish at night made for poor rest.
The food lines were more than 20 minutes for food hardly worth eating. And of course all of us gringos and likely everyone on boat suffered from food poisoning lasting more than a week.
But on the bright side I got to watch the sun both rise and set on the Amazon, a most inspiring sight. And I learned some handycrafts from the gypsies on board. I even breezed through some great books including a historical novel about Ghengis Khan, ¨Genghis: Lords of the Bow¨ The book details the Khan´s first great conquests of the chinese empire, while sharing fascinating cultural insights about the period.