16 tonne turning circle and skulls under churches
Trip Start Dec 21, 2009
43Trip End Jul 17, 2010
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When chatting to the boys over a beer, the question inevitably comes down to what do you like / hate most about your job. The love part is easy, travelling around a beautiful continent and having passengers like Nic and I (no brainer really). The hate part is the interesting bit. Passengers with bad attitudes is one and driving into a big South American city in the evening is the other one. After travelling with them for a while, I most definitely see their point.
Contrary to popular belief, driving around in a big truck in a town full of small cars should mean that we get the right of way all the time
The next day we checked out the sights of Lima and went out to Miraflores
The next couple of days would see us make our way towards Banos via landmarks such as Huaraz and Huanchaco. If you’re interested in these towns then look them up yourself. To be honest, they’ve done well to even rate a mention. Apologies to the tourist boards of these respective towns, you can put my lack of enthusiasm down to the cold I was suffering. We did make our way to the Chan Chan ruins which is an ancient town built from adobe mud bricks with intricate carvings on the walls. If you’re into adobe mud brick cities with intricate wall carvings, then this is a place for you.
A quick skip into and out of a town called Cuenca, famous as being the birthplace of the Panama hat (no they’re not made in Panama) and it was Nic’s turn to be violently ill with a stomach bug and we hit the town of Banos.
This probably wasn’t the most exciting blog entry ever but as world famous philosopher Homer Simpson once said, "Meh..." I do promise that the next one will be a cracker though. In it, I find out that humans weren’t made to inhale water and pay good money to jump off a bridge. We also experience the rain in rainforest which puts our tent-site-selection skills to the test.