Hotel Sol del Oriente
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... Personen den Bus und baten um Geld. Doch hier war die Situation anders. Es war eine Buergerwehr, die keinerlei Geld vom Staat erhaelt, zur Vermeidung von Raubueberfaellen. Auf dieser einsamen Strecke, kommt es wohl haeufiger zu den beruechtigten Raub ueberfaellen, wie ich es ja schon in Brasilien erlebt hatte. Wir erreichten Pucalpa aber ohne weitere Zwischenfaelle.
Pucalpa war ein Schock. Viel Verkehr, haessliche Gebaude, Dreck, Armut und fast ...
... secure a cabin on the recently docked Henry 5 due for departure Monday. We were successful and Rob managed to get his hammock up. Once we were settled we decided to head to the next town, Yariacocha, where we caught a boat across the Yariacocha lake to what turned out to be a small zoo with some interesting animals all in pretty small cages, quite sad. Had some lunch in Yari & watched Peru beat Venezuela 4 – 1 for 3rd place in the Copa de America. Got back ...
... was a violent one. I felt extremely cold and felt like I reached a place with no dimensions, where dream and thought were the same thing. Everything was too fast to be understood.
This second experience remains for me a secret.
I had hopes to experience rebirth, swimming in the universe and talk to dead relatives like other people seemed to have experienced.
And I am now left with the urgent desire of reaching that inner exploration of my subconscious
When it rains it pours. It certainly is the case in this part of the world...
As it was unclear when the damage on the road to Pucallpa would have been rectified, we decided to embrace the challenge in the locals' style and travel by bus until the roadblock, continue on foot and jump on another bus to Pucallpa at the other end of the landslide.
Easy said than done.
The broken part of the road was yes about the distance of a block as the bus company reassured ...
... them off and thus created copious amounts of stinky steam.
Well, 2 out of 2 on false alarms. works for me.
I finally arrived in Pucallpa round 5 am and waited for the sun to rise before finding a place to stay. It is hot and sunny and just what I needed! Here in the next few days I`ll be seeking out a boat where I can hang my hammock and make the five day float up to Iquitos... oooh yeah!