Unsafe Port- Peru ....day...8? Maybe 9!

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March 11th 2018
Published: February 20th 2019
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Day seven /eight- i lost count.

Day in port -unsafe adventures.

The ship remained in port last night and lots of people stayed late in Lima..... not us, nothing to see but a big mall. (Unless you took a taxi).

Today we decided to take the shuttle van out of the port just to the entrance. The plan was to walk around the port town of Callao.... the reason you take a shuttle to the gate is it’s not safe to walk as it’s a working port with lots of heavy machinery moving everywhere.

We reached the gates, disembarked the van and started to walk away. Almost immediately shouts of “no!! Not safe! Not safe!” rang into our ears...

Several taxi drivers surrounded us and said it wasn’t safe to walk outside of the port...bad people, rob us... not safe.

They were, obviously, keen for us to get in their taxi but quite honestly, they didn’t feel safe either.

We decided to get back into the shuttle van and go back to the ship. It turned out that it wasn’t safe around that area so we made the right decision.

We were not disappointed, we had a very chilled day in the pool, drinking cocktails and I won the basketball competition too!

It’s on again tomorrow and I’m aiming to win again.

Our best memory of this port of call was swimming with the sea lions.... Lima city, not for us. But still, a great time overall!

Tomorrow is a sea day..we are planning up try not to be up before 6am...

Picture is of my poor arm.... I never usually burn but sheesh this sun is strong. I’m wearing t shirts in the pool now.


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