Sao Paulo & LIma in a heartbeat
Trip Start Jun 08, 2010
6Trip End Sep 07, 2010
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We Left Santa Catraina on Friday night. I was suprised that it was a 10 hr crappy bus ride. I sat next to some drunk who smelled like dog crap. Josh sat in front of me without any one sitting next to him. But he did get kicked everytime the sleeping bum next to me touched me. The bus was cold and bumpy. Nither of us got much sleep, amd the whole ride I was wishing I had some dramainme for the rollocoster ride of the brazilan highways.
Once in Sao Paulo we set a time and place to meet up with Gus. Gus showed us all around the city and took us in his car. We met some of his intresting friends and did a lot of sight seeing and chilling
On sunday we watched the Brazil worldcup game in a large restraunt with a bunch of Brazilans going crazy. Once again the entire city shut down just to watch the game. I got a brazian socker Jersy from Gus as a gift, whicih is the only pice of clean clothing that I have right now. Ever since I started wareing it people have mistaken me for brazilan, and tend to give me discounts in certan places. Thank you Gus. We wound up staying up all night in order to catch an early morning flight to Peru.
We got to Lima around 10AM (now on eastren time). I had decided to go to Cusco, Peru and meet up with some friends from the Dreamtime circus, while Josh went to the Galapigos islands. Josh also had no intresting in joining me for my 9 day Ayauschua retreat, and I had no intrest in spending $5G on a boatride around the equitorial pacific. Granted the Galapigos would be epic I just do not want to spend that type of money to go to a place where I will be treated like a toursit. So insted I have decided to go to get the same treatement at Machu picchu wiht a fraction of the cost
We started by going to some realy good Peruivan food restraunt in Centro, We had mostly seafood there. From there we went to the Monestary De San Francisco. The Church itself had a lot of intresting art work. It was established to bring the Franciscan order to The new world sometime in the 16th century. The Art in the church being cathloic in nature tends to be dark and grusome. However the main atraction of the Church is what lays beneath. The church is known to be the final resting place for many of the Early citizans of LIma. They are layed to rest in the extensive caticolmbs underneath the church. The tour brings people into the caticolms where there are bones layed in artistic patrens. There are many skulls aranged in circles.
There is something dark about Peru. I cannot place my fingure on it. It seams like there is a dark part fo this culture that not many outsiders understand. It is almost as if the spirets of the concured inca empire are still in the air. The colonial churches were built on Inca temples. A lot of the incan traditions are still praticed here. Death is looked upon diffrently here. In our culture we view Death as the opsate of life. It seams that here Death is viewd as a pÓrt of the life cycle, a part that is just as imporant as birth. Death makes room for new life. I will spend the next few weeks exploreing this.
1) Always take toilet paper with you when traveling a forighen countrey, and even in parts of the states
2) Girls in Brazil are sex when they can speak English, there even sexyer when they cannot.
3) Lima is a grim dirty city. With a dark history that is worth exploreing.
Next time on my adventure travel blog.
- Capt. Alien meets up`with riseing and other vacationing circus people.
- Cusco and the dark side of Peru
-Wondering the world wonders: Machu Picchu