In 2007 I visited a small town called Iquitos located in the Peruvian Amazon jungle (Peru).
I spent 3 days in this little town and 4 days pretty deep in the jungle. The experience was amazing and I really recommend it!
As with most 3rd world countries. There is an amazing amount of prostitution. But sometimes, it's pretty damned Phucked Up!
In Iquitos, there are no cabs, just little motor bikes with a seat strapped on. Like a tuk-tuk
I asked the driver to take me to some of the fun places in the city. He proceeded to tell me about where the prostitutes are.
He described the scene down at the river...
Fathers take their daughters to a spot at the side of the river. The boat consists of a simple cover with a bed in the back.
The girls are very young, ranging from 12 to 19 years old. Many are virgins. The popular girls have lines and demand higher prices.
If you want a virgin, it might cost you $20. Otherwise $5-$10.
Fathers whore their daughters out for money!!! This absolutely amazes me!!
The Amazon is very poor.
But on my travels I witnessed many people living off the land and can see no reason as to why a father would stoop so low!
The above picture was taken about 3 hrs via boat from Iquitos and is of a very happy young girl living off the land with very loving parents.
If only they were all like that...