La connexion internet est tellement mauvaise que je ne peux pas télécharger mes films. En attendant, quelques photos…
Internet in Bolivia is crap. Thus while we search for someplace with stronger internet to upload the vids, we leave you with a few photos and 1000 words.
The first thoughts of Peru may be some lost village stuck in the mountians, with a bunch of indigenous folks, traditionally garbed, huddled around a llama-poo fire, with cheeks all puffed out from gnawing on coca leaves; not some endless horizon of desert and blowing sand. So this is what we found…
Coming into Peru from the north, we bumped into this hairy bastard in Zorritos. Sadly this bald pooch has more HAIR on him than I got on my head. Seems that these doggies sport no hair and a body temperature higher than normal (see the connection?) and is otherwise substitute for a hot-water bottle for the arthritic. Or your granny.
We continued tracking southward to Mancora, a small fishing village, reputed for surfing. Turns out just a gringo slum sort of inner city ‘projects’ kind of feel. How many times were we hit up by some aging American – sunburnt and drunk – looking for a hand-out because he had ‘just been robbed’. The bastard was living a nice saucy life on the good will of others. CAN’T do that at home I guess. We hung around town long enough to sell the surfboard and the bicycle. Turns out the Peruvans love american gear so it took maybe a couple of minutes to sell out.
|Se vende /A vendre/To sell|
Next stop southward was the very nice and empty stretch of beach at Huanchaco where the fishermen use their reed boats – cabaillitos (little horses)- to fish the day away. There were some cool ruins nearby also at Chan chan et Huaca de la Luna.
|Huaca de la luna|
|Huaca de la luna|
And farther south still along the coast we took a 2-day off-road adventure (never been more off-road before) at the National Park of Paracas.
Finally we pitched up at the ‘observatory’ for the Nasca lines. erm yes lines in the desert. Seems the only way to truly appreciate the lines is by a 90usd per person plane ride. Others say that the planes only make you sick. Who pays to get sick??? Not us. So we ponied up the 1USD to climb up a 4m tower and say awwwww. They say this is a tree. Sure it is.