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Archive for August, 2009

Peruvian Police

Monday, August 31st, 2009

One guy that I had met said that he was stopped by the police 17 times in the 200km’s coming up to Lima. I did see police along the road and they always look a bit menacing as they are quite big guys and usually look a bit grumpy but I managed to make it […]

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3,500 Year Old Tunnels

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The next day I did a day trip to Chavin de Huantar to see these 3,500 tunnels and carvings. The best bit was that I sat beside Aurthur from Costa Rica who let me practice my Spanish for two hours on the way there and on the way back listened to my concerns about riding […]

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Altitude and Wine

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Altitude and wine don’t mix. After getting up to do a walk with a couple of German girls I had the menu of the day which came with either coke or wine. As I don’t really like cola I had wine and had a headache for the rest of the day as Huaraz is at […]

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Arriving in Huaraz

Friday, August 28th, 2009

We stayed in another tiny fishing village but stayed in a hotel this time so the guys showed up an hour and a half after we agreed to meet so we were a bit late getting on the road to do the mountain pass to the Cordillera Blanca. The Cordillera Blanca is a region of […]

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Little Horses

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

That night we stayed in Huanchaco near Trujillo where the locals surf with narrowed pointed fishing rafts known as caballitos (little horses) made out of totora reeds. I would have loved to have gone on one but it was too cold for me. We also visited Chan Chan an adobe city that has lasted so […]

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El Brujo

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The next morning with a good proportion of the town standing around our camp site it only took the guys two hours to get ready to leave and we were on the road by nine. We stopped off at El Brujo which housed an ancient ceremonial complex and museum about the burial tomb of an […]

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Tiny Town Tenting

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Near Chiclayo was a ‘world class’ museum based around the burial tomb of a pre-Inca lord. I showed up at Court’s and Sylvan’s hotel after we agreed that we would leave at eight thirty to get to the museum when it opened.. They were finally ready to leave by two in the afternoon so by […]

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Witch Doctor's Market

Monday, August 24th, 2009

As well as being famous for the surrounding archaeological sites Chiclayo is also famous for South America’s most comprehensive witchdoctors’ market ‘Mercado de Brujos’. So Court and I went hunting for a remedy for the infection in his leg from the bike accident in Colombia. He saw a wich doctor while we were there and […]

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Wild Camping

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

I must admit that as much as I love traveling with Court and Sylvan I am struggling with the pace. The first morning we left three hours after I was hoping to leave. The second day it was a three hour shopping stop. Plus we are stopping every thirty to forty minutes. But then the […]

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Peruse Peru

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

So far Peru is great. The customs officials were lovely and the three of us got through in an hour. It is finally warm and a total change of scenery riding through the desert with the wild flowers along the side of the road. It does seem poorer than Ecuador and the facilities are worse. […]

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