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South America » Peru » Piura » Piura March 9th 2018

So this is seven am day six..... I wasn’t going to say anything until we were back safe but I’m too excited. Today I’m going to jump in the water with the sea lions. We are going on a trip to see them and, apparently, if the sharks are not close, we can jump off the boat to say hello. How cool is that?!! Dave is worrying about sharks but I’m not. I will wear my go pro so, with any luck, will get some brilliant video and photos up close. Catch up later! Hopefully... read more

South America » Peru » Piura » Piura March 9th 2018

Day seven (a day late as was too tired). A close encounter of a sea lion kind. Palomino Islands. Our sea lion tour didn’t start until around 11am and, by that time, we were both nervous and excited. The boat was much like the one we went on the day before, several rows of two seats and a capacity of just over 30 people. We were blessed with the weather too, hot and sunny with calm waters. The guide explained that, just last,week, they hadn’t been able to get out to the protected rocks where the sea lions live because it was too rough. Once we all piled off the coach, 28 of the thirty people on board decided they needed to go to the bathroom. O-o. Ridiculous really as the coach journey was around 4 ... read more

South America » Peru » Piura » Piura July 23rd 2015

Distance driven today: 238 miles / 383 km Cumulative distance driven: 10,079 miles / 16,221 km (6,000 miles to go) Today’s trip: Machala, Ecuador to Piuna, Peru Border crossings: 1 Less than an hour after leaving Machala this morning, we had arrived at the border between Ecuador and Peru. At least we had been driving in the direction towards the border, according to the big and very clear road signs that the Ecuadorian ministry of transportation had set up along the road. Big kudos to the Ecuadorians for clearly signposting the directions to the border before even getting there. This was a welcome change since I haven’t seen such clear roads signs before the border since I left the US and the border between Arizona and Mexico. However, once we had driven about 15km / 10 ... read more
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Kudos to the Ecuadorian ministry of transporation for proper border singage
Peru is a large country and Lima is far away

South America » Peru » Piura » Piura November 15th 2011

Amazing Galapagos wildlife and some other bits of Ecuador. Look away now if you don´t like photos of birds and iguanas.... read more
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South America » Peru » Piura » Piura December 21st 2009

Dec 21 - Peru - Puira - Beach Life - Well its official - we have now been to possible one of the most remote beaches I have ever been to. The girls were itching to see the sun so we embarked on an adventure to make it from Puira on a local bus to Puerta which is kinda a shanty town (dodge/sad) and then in a combino taxi to the beach (20min drive). Not speaking very much spanish we made it. - The taxi was accross a desert / rubbish land fill haha and then down through some pretty amazing cliff type roads to the beach. Really remote and really hot. Alice has officially industrial strength skin to cope with the sun. Dani and I have more ´home brand´ type skin haha - Lobster anyone. ... read more
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South America » Peru » Piura » Piura December 20th 2009

Dec 20 - Puira - Having a look around - So we made it from our 11 hour bus ride overnight across the Peru border and down off the Andes Mountains to Puira. Before I say anything else, may I just comment on the funniest story ever...... ALICE NEWDICK HALF ASLEEP GETTING OFF BUS TO CROSS BORDER INTO PERU, WANDERS THROUGH SEMI DARKNESS TO GET PASSPORT STAMPED. EYEPATCH STILL IN CHECK ON FOREHEAD SHE MAKES A BEELINE FOR THE HUT. DANI AND MYSELF ARE WALKING SLIGHTLY AHEAD AND MAKE IT SAFELY THE CHECKING AREA PHEW THAT WAS RISKY?????? 30 SECONDS PASS, AS WE MADLY FILL IN THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS. HANG ON A MINUTE, NO SIGN OF ALICE????? OH HERE SHE COMES,,,,,, CRYING,,,,,, MUDDY,,,,, MUTTERING JUST LOUDER THAN A WHISPER,,,,,,, I FELL DOWN A DITCH.......!!! After checking ... read more
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South America » Peru » Piura » Piura November 1st 2009

Jaja, der Simon ist nach Ecuator ins schoene Peru gereist. Zuerst nach Mankora, da hab ich ein paar meiner ersten schoenen sauberen Wellen gesurft, und dann nach Lobitos, ins Los Muelles Surf Camp. Die besten Wellen Perus, leider ohne Swell. Das heisst, nicht wirlich viele und nicht grosse Wellen. Ich hab ab trotzdem viel Spass gehabt und viel gelernt. War genial. So in einer Welle zu surfen ist toll. Unglaubliches gefuehl. Dann hab ich mich mit Bakterien angesteckt (schooon wieder). Und Diarea. Claro. Drum bin ich dann wieder gegangen. Und zwar nach Lima. Dort bin ich jetzt.... read more
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South America » Peru » Piura » Piura October 19th 2009

achso... neue Fotos auf http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2026010&id=1461556997&l=1c668a7e4e... read more

South America » Peru » Piura » Piura October 18th 2009

19.10.2009 10:50 Piura, cerca de la Plaza de Armas, en una cafetería, tomando un café con leche (Lactosetabletten machen's moeglich...) Meine zeitliche Orientierung laesst langsam nach. Um herauszufinden, welcher Tag aktuell ist, muss ich fragen oder eine Tageszeitung kaufen - letzteres tu ich ohnehin moeglichst taeglich, um mein armseliges Spanisch zu trainieren und um etwas tiefer einzutauchen in die Themen, die gerade aktuell sind in dem Land, in dem ich mich aufhalte. In Peru sind das neben Randnotizen zum Kampf gegen illegalen Holzeinschlag im Regenwald und Hinweisen auf ein anstehendes El-Niño-Ereignis derzeit vor allem zwei Themen: Zum einen der Vorschlag des Premierministers Velásquez, Abtreibungen mit medizinischer Indikation oder nach sexueller Gewalt straffrei zu machen (bisher steht darauf ein Freiheitsentzug), worueber innerhalb der Regierung die... read more

South America » Peru » Piura » Piura August 10th 2009

After Mancora I was in Sullana then I got Piura on Saturday, a friend of mine took me to some place for dinner, the food was great! We went to a disco, The Queens, it was so crowed but we got fun there... Today we went to Catacaos, I have to tell I think there isn´t a better place to eat... the food was incredible! ...and it´s cheap. Now, in some hours I´ll fly to Lima but I´m planning to come back to Ica and finally go to La Huacachina! I´m excited! Next time I´ll post some pictures...... read more




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