Abigail's Expedition to Peru

Current Location

Iquitos, Peru

Hola! Hello! I'm Abigail, and I am currently living in Peru studying the extent of water pollution in the Amazon River. Follow along as I meet new friends, try new foods, and explore my new home!


Living in the Amazon is a once in a lifetime experience that I hope to remember forever. From taking care of manatees to visiting Incan ruins, every week is a new adventure!


As this exchange comes to an end, I want to share the story of one of my favorite moments in Iquitos so far: completing a triathlon in the Amazon! I hope this inspires you to go after your goals!

Field Notes

I'm surrounded by nature in Iquitos, but there's one animal in particular that I have been spending a lot of time with over the past couple of months: the Amazon manatee!


Let's check in with Abby and see what she's been up to in Iquitos! From playing with baby Amazon manatees to collecting sand and water samples along the Amazon River, there's much to discuss.