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... or so we were told). It seemed alcoholic and I don't know whether it worked or not but none of us got altitude sickness. On the top of the mountain we were held for a while as they are improving the roads. When we were allowed to go the road was empty. The road is marked on the map as brown or third class. Sometimes it was tarmac'd and sometimes it is just a mud path. It is used by buses and lorries and they are very narrow. ...
... handlebars swung to the left my attempt to control the bike included increasing the revs to full whilst hauling in both the clutch and the handbrake, and I put my left leg to the ground. Oops. Fortunately no one was hurt and after hauling the mototaxi out off the most incredible long spiked thorny bush, we continued on, only for me to do the same thing again about fifty yards later, distracted by a large bug who had inserted its needle like beak into my fore arm. ...
... to Trujillo only problem was that the bags were not in the bus. Apparently I should have gone to collect them and put them on the bus by no one had informed me about that. The bus drivers were really sweet though, they felt very sorry for us and promised to collect the luggage in Loja and bring it 24 hours later when the bus returned.
Now we were forced to spend the day in Piura and we decided to make the best of it. We had met ...
... class...yeah right, must be nice. Our chairs recline almost the entire way, come with pillows and blankets, there is air conditioning and meals are served! Yay food! We just finished a movie (in Spanish, but I understood the plot) and we are about to get a yummy smelling dinner.
We should arrive in Lima around 9:15am. This might be the best night of sleep yet.
# of countries: 2
# of cities: 3
# of buses: 3
# of beers: 1
Next stop: Lima, Peru
... didn't have a permit to drive in Peru, so we disembarked and waited while he called up a few of his mates to see if they had space and get us through early. No joy.
So we re-embarked, and drove back on ourselves to the bus station of Huaquillas to sit in the waiting room for 'half an hour' and get on our original connecting bus. This bus had broken down a couple of hours ago though, so our stay on the wooden benches/ pavement lasted 3 hours.
When the next passing bus ...