Hotel Costa del Sol Piura
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... hardly an oasis. Got hounded by a taxi driver straight away but gave him what for when I asked around and found he was asking over the odds. Was forced to change enough money at the terminal just to get a taxi into town for 3 soles, about $1.
The poverty, the rubbish and persistent people were some of my first impressions of Peru – didn’t get any easier trying to buy a beer in a shop - hopefully they will ...
... the should have only been $6 given that it was only a 6 hour journey. Once on the bus my first question was "Do you smell poo?" To which John nonchalantly replied "Probably just one of the old men". Nasty. Anyway, we came to the scary border crossing in Macara, Ecuador about 3 hours into the trip. We pretty much had a private bus to Peru as there were only 2 other passengers on the bus. (On a side note... no ...
... soil, with thin, twig like shrub, with no leaves on them, which of course meant that they didn't provide any shade for us when we stopped for our water breaks.
We continued on slowly notching up the kilometers, stopping every hour for a small drink and snack break. Around midday we arrived into a small town, which wasn't on our map. Which made a change because usually there is a small dot on the map and we cycle through it without realising it was more than just a house ...
... crossed the bridge between the countries and were surprised that all 17 cars, which had preceded us, were still there. It turned out that handling the carnet was a major bureaucratic stumbling block. It took the first car 40 mins !!!, the second 30 mins and when it was our turn it was handled in a record 10 mins. All in all it took us 4 hours to cross the border.
Finally we are ...
... the issue of finding something reliable and local with my friends, and one of them mentioned that her mother's friend knew someone running an orphanage in Argentina. This becuase both women were nuns. That got me into the idea of an orphanage run by nuns-- cause nuns are legit, right? I started searching and yes! result! The Catholic Church St. Anthony on the Lake, situated in Wisconsin had a mention of two orphanages, both in Piura, Peru. After a little more cyber-magic, ...
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