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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro March 9th 2019

I have an interrupted night’s sleep due to: 3 am – texts from daughter number two. 4 am – the old man leaves for an 18 hour coach/boat trip. I have spent enough time on a bus recently so opt out. 5 am – the fire alarm goes off. I go to the foyer in my pyjamas, only to be told not to worry, it’s just someone smoking in bed. It’s our last day in Peru with its stinking beaches and salty food. I can see why Paddington (a) wanted out and (b) stuck to marmalade sandwiches. After a few more hours sleep, I get up, have breakfast (jam sandwiches) and set off down the Malecon in the opposite direction to yesterday. First stop, the Lugar de la Memoria (full title – Place of Memory, Tolerance ... read more
Lugar de la Memoria
Lugar de la Memoria
Lugar de la Memoria

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro November 9th 2015

Tumbes to Trujillo We started out early the next day at 6.30. The scenery varied from yesterday with more desert-like arid areas which climbed to rocky hills. There was loads of maize, some bananas and what looked like a bit of rice growing along the way. We had a long day riding to cover some ground and arrived in Trujillo around 5pm where Gerardo found us a nice place to stay. Trujillo, Peru to Lima, Peru Next day was also an early 6.30am start. We road from Trujillo to Lima (Peru's capital city). I've gotta say, I'm absolutely astounded and horrified by the amount of garbage on the sides of the road; it really is something else and there's no excuse! Having traveled from North America, Central American, Colombia and Ecuador; Peru definitely has the worst ... read more
A nice selection of dogs on the roof at our lunch stop 😊

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro August 15th 2013

I have just retired from 40 years of continuous work and decided that was time to fulfill my dreams of cruising the World, for that effect I have bought a Leopard 46 Catamaran In St Martin, where it is being up dated, I have bought a new chart plotter a Garmin 5212 and also a Garmin radar which I consider is the best safety equipment that we can have aboard to prevent us from colliding with other ships during a night shift or in a foggy day where the visibility is almost 0. I will start the first leg of my cruise the 13th of September accompanied with my son Andres 35 years old and a Peruvian hired deck man to help us out. We have a lot of experience in sailing because we had a ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro September 9th 2012

1st post - Arriving in Peru As my trip started on Saturday the 8th, I was already excited about everything expecting me along my trip. Especially the Peruvian food. I had a oversleep stop in Madrid, where I met my friend Christian, who had lived in Germany and was room mate, if crashing at friends in the living room might be called so. He picked me up from the airport, had a very, no big deal, small problem with the car and headed immediately home. In a mater of minutes we headed to a bar in the crazy, chaotic and warm city of Madrid (won´t write about this, is a south American trip but: warm, lout, beautiful girls, skirts, nice food, cold bear, lout people – something amazed me and still does here in Peru is ... read more
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South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro January 29th 2012

First day in Lima after a long day of travelling. Sitting outside in the hotel forecourt having breakfast, fresh fruit, orange juice, rolls, fried eggs. A good start to the day needed as tired, a bit jet lagged after a long journey. Aah well, it is a means to an end and have a few days for the brain to get round to the fact that breakfast at 8.00 am is not the middle of the afternoon and waking up at 2.00 am in Let us get to work mode and then not getting back to sleep for 2 hours is not sensible. Amsterdam airport was a 4 hour stopover with not enough time for a city tour or to do anything sensible so had to be a wander round the shops to look at things ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro July 23rd 2011

It would appear that giving the group the blog password and suggesting they make their entry amusing was interpreted as ´make up an amusing story´. I would like to confirm that everything is fine and I have not had any encounters with baggage carousels! Miss B... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro July 23rd 2011

Well.... Airport was a nightmare, Miss Bennett got caught on the conveyor belt, she was going round and round and round, until someone saved poor betty! to cheer her up we brought her a years supply of hersheys, she loves the stuff. mr beer got jealous and cried. especially after losing tilly during a bet with the peruvian man that he could somersault over an aeroplane. luckily he only broke his back so on the trek he can be pulled around by a donkey... his plan all along as he doesnt like walking, shame he didn´t get the chocolate though. however it´s a shame that betty is still going round and round. She keeps calling for help but we´re too busy lauhging and buying stuff from the duty free. will keep you updated on bettys whereabouts ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro June 21st 2010

It's been an up and down past couple of days. Mostly it's been good, I just have gotten a little down once or twice because of not knowing anyone here and not really knowing what's going on half the time. But I feel a lot better now and have lots of fun things coming up! First off, my feet are still hurting. It's difficult to have any days where I don't walk a lot, so I am trying to get used to it and trying to massage out the pain when I'm not doing anything at home. I should probably try to give them a rest for a day or two and then be careful. Though I'm sure they will hurt again once I start hiking mountains continuously. Yesterday was pretty good. I had plans with ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro June 19th 2010

I think I have decided to keep both this blog, as well as a more personal, written journal. This one will probably focus more on chronicling what actually happens to me in Peru, while my written journal will be more about my internal thoughts and processes. Either way, I'm sure there will be some crossover. So far, things have been going pretty well. Yesterday and a little bit today was the first time I had felt some loneliness at being here all by myself. It is kind of funny, there were many weekend days in Maine and even in college, where I would not leave my house/res hall room the entire day and not feel weird about it. And for some reason, when I spend the nights alone here, I feel like I should be doing ... read more

South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » San Isidro January 4th 2010

On Saturday night I sat on the end of my bed and cried whilst talking to Mum about all the things that could go wrong with this trip. I have a rather vivid imagination and am a natural pessimist so I was creating allsorts of bizarre possible situations. However, even I couldn’t imagine just how much bad luck I was in for over the next 24 hours or so. Getting to Heathrow airport was painless enough as was checking in for my flight. After a painful goodbye to Mum, Roger and Jon, I was comforted by a 30 minute wait to get through security and an exciting frisking by a particularly burly female security guard. The next hiccup didn’t come until boarding was supposed to start for my flight to Madrid at 7.20pm. Apparently someone had ... read more

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