Getting money was not easy. Not all ATM machines give money, and its was not until the third attempt that by trial and error we found one machine that was willing to disgorge 1,000 reais into our waiting hands. There are two reais in a dollar, so all we need to do is divide by two to figure how much we are spending. In contrast, there are 2,000 Colombian pesos to the dollar, so I was quite in shock when I paid 300,000 pesos for a two-night stay at the hotel (US$75 per night, which is pretty pricey given that the bed is hard like a sheet of plywood!).
After a long hoof along the Avenida de la Amizade we got to the Federal Police Post, where we were going to request official entry into
agent was very nice, but he told us that we first had to check out of Brazil Peru before he can give us entry to Brazil, so with all our honors we had to go to
the port, take a boat across the river to Santa Rosa,
and go through the formality of leaving . We took the opportunity to
have lunch, although Annie barely touched the mound of ceviche we were served. Peru
Back in Tabatinga we got our