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Trip: Peru! ...and yes, "sola"

There are [10] stories from my trip: Peru! ...and yes, "sola"


My slow and sometimes not-so-sure trip from Peru to Quito, Ecuador

PERU | Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 | Views [455] | Comments [1]

Ecuador is beautiful ! I don’t know what sort of great geographical difference there is, but it seems greener and cleaner than Peru; and the Andes….toujours impressionant (always impressive).   *                       *                       ... Read more >

Tags: bus adventures, cuenca, ecuador, loja, peru, piura, quito


Writings from the bus station, hotel for the night

PERU | Monday, 23 Aug 2010 | Views [576]

Time: 3am Place: Piura, Peru Why: good question…   I arrived in Trujillo at 7:30 this morning and, wanting to assure my trip to Tumbes, I bought a ticket straight away. Happy with ticket in hand, I was taken back ... Read more >

Tags: boarder crossing, chan chan, ecuador, el brujo, huaraz, loja transportes, mancorá, peru, piura, tumbes


Overnight bussing from Huaraz, Peru to Quito, Ecuador

PERU | Saturday, 21 Aug 2010 | Views [3050]

Last night I had quite a headache from the car ride to Huascarán, and I was delighted to find Fleur and Kuwait at the hotel, ready to chat, sympathize, and eat. We went to a local restaurant where chicken and fries were the “in” thing, ... Read more >

Tags: boarder crossing, huaraz, huascarán, lulo, monterray, peru, trujillo, tumbes


20 Aug

PERU | Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | Views [442]

No space in the bus for Trujillo tonight means I’ll be leaving tomorrow night. We’re off to Huascarán!   *                       *                       * Observations on driving: I think the driver makes every effort to drive on the ... Read more >

Tags: carsick, peru


Post bus-scribbles - unwinding

PERU | Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | Views [379]

So the previous writings were things we learned on our way to Chavín. The ride itself was a bit long, the ruins were nice, but not as cool as Tikal (in Guate), and the ride back was pretty intensely long. When I got back, I knocked on Fleur and Kuwait’s ... Read more >

Tags: chavín, peru


Bus scribbles

PERU | Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | Views [392]

[from the bus-trip] -travelling Peru is not for those who get carsick -started at 3100m; climbing to 4600m -“Chavín” maybe comes from “Chaupín” which meant “center of everything” -Incas tried to conquest Chavíñeros ... Read more >

Tags: chavín, peru


Staying sane on 8 hour + bus rides

PERU | Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010 | Views [892]

Writings while on my bus ride: My 9:30am bus has left at 10:11am, so right on schedule =) Oh Latin America… (the movie playing on the bus just subtitled the exclamation “swish!” as “cambio!”) I’m still scratching the sand ... Read more >


Wine-dunes

PERU | Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | Views [565]

I left the airport by taxi which took me to a stop where an...essentially hollowed out van with "Chosico" written on the front stopped, with promise from my taxi driver that they would take me to my destination, the ruins of Puruchuco. ... Read more >

Tags: bodega, huacachina, ica, peru, sand dunes, wine


Photos: Peru/Ecuador viaje

PERU | Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Off to Peru!

PERU | Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | Views [389]

Arrived! ...even if quite groggily. I zipped right through customs, took some money out, and at the inexplicably simple push-of-a-green-button, I was released!...to the hoards of taxi drivers. I'm waiting in the airport until dawn, however, before ... Read more >