The Amazon's Venice
Deep in the Peruvian jungle, a tiny community spends half its year underwater
(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) The Rio Itaya's rushing waters draw tourists, but for those who dwell in the tiny town full time, the aquatic life is not always pleasant. Disease is rampant, and food harder to procure. Still, despite offers from the government to help relocate the village, many of its people say they cannot leave: There is work nearby, and a home — albeit a watery one — is still a home.