Hotel Puerto Palos
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Arrived around 3am on Sunday after nightlong comfortable bus from Montañita. Ate amazing ceviche. Peru is much more poor than Ecuador. There are hundreds of "cabs" to take you around the city for $2, and are basically chariots attached to motorcycles. Had fantastic piña coladas while listening to a crusty gypsy Peruvian guy swooning all the ladies while he sang and played guitar. Fun night but had to go home early because we were completely exhausted. Traveler's diarrhea ...
... sunset and then headed back to the hostel for a few drinks and dinner. Definitely worth the trip there for the sand boarding and buggying. The next day we just enjoyed the sun by the small pool before deciding to climb the dune to take in sunset. Against previous advice we went straight up, rather than taking the less steep diagonal path, and it was very, very tough. On a par with Mount Doom in New Zealand if not as long. After several breaks to catch our breath from ...
... much detail again (that, plus this is already a long blog...). After leaving Lima, I continued heading north to the beaches of Trujillo and Mancora. Trujillo is nice enough, though every day I would head down to the beach and see a metric tonne of dead sea creatures washed upon the shore. Anything from fish to crabs to small sea turtles, jellyfish, and even a tiny squid (never had my phone or camera with me, did I?). Not much to do there otherwise though apart from ...
... and at one oping I accidentally on purpose 'dropped' my bag on one of their toes. We eventually break free, and in waddle along following Chris to go and find a cash machine. After which we hop in a tuc tuc and head to our hotel. The journey was madness! This tuc tuc drove so fast, and the roads were terrible! Our backpacks had been strapped onto the back of the tuc tuc and we were huddled on the tiny backseat with open sides. My feet got covered ...
... YAY! This was a relief. We grabbed all our stuff even though the driver said we could leave it and went through the lines at the boarder. Really there is nothing stoping you from not going to the crossing, it's odd. Then the driver took us to the next town, to another bus depot where we bought another ticket to Mancora. It left within 10min after getting our tickets and again the luggage got tags and everything. There was another backpacking couple on the bus but they spoke ...