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September 1st 2005
Published: September 1st 2005
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Well it finally happened - we got stuff nicked by some dastardly Peruvians. Nothing much of value was taken, and we still have all our photographs stored (don't worry,we've made sure we can still take pictures etc by way of a cheap digi camera) so it doesn't really matter that much, but it's annoying that it happened. It was about 6.45am, and we were trying to catch a bus that was trying very hard to avoid us. We had booked it with a lady who had said it would pick us up from our hotel, which it didn't. We then had to go and find a non-specific location on a road, which we didn't manage to. We sat down to get our bearings, and at some point someone made off with one of our day-bags. We don't know who or when, but several people offered us hotel cards and one woman asked with much vigour what the time was. Any of these could have been a distraction for an accomplice to make off with our belongings. Tourist tip: never let go of your bags, and take taxis everywhere when you have all your luggage with you. Also it's best to have a location to go to that actually exists.

Anyway, furious with the lady from the agency who had lied to us and caused us this distress, we headed for her shop and gave her some traditional english grief. It took a long time (a good few hours), but we did eventually get replacement tickets, and part of our money back (we lost 5 dollars in the end, but the lady lost 45 so I guess it's even - good job they aren't so poor here or we'd feel guilty about it. Laura turned away three potential customers, which didn't please her one bit). Anyway the rest of the day was spent with the tourist police, who also helped us resolve the situation with the lady. They spoke nada inglais, but we eventually got all of the information needed to file an official report, that will allow us to claim back all costs from our insurance company. Even though it's the cheapest insurance going we're still covered for 1500 quid of stolen items.

Anyway, so that's the news, look out for a more exciting update tomorrow or the next day

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1st September 2005

worse things happen at sea
glad you have not let your little mishap get to you worse things could have happened at least it was not you passports or tickets. see you all soon love xxxx
2nd September 2005

really!!!
i wondered when it would happen!lucky so far Iguess but just as unpleasant for happening at all.Well, you live and learn,where was your trusty protector Hulio??? gone off on his own,the rascal?Anyway,put it daown to expierince and move on,good travel tip for others,though.Autumn here now,so be orepared for cold climate!I am off for an exursion today,Newcastle way.love from supergran.
2nd September 2005

YOUR KNICKED!
GRINGOS!!!,THE AGENCY HAS JUSTA HEARD OFA YOUR MISHAP AND HAVE TAKEN APPROPRIATE ACTION!HOMBRES I AM ASSURED BY THE PERUVIAN AUTHORITIES THAT THE SCOUNDRIL WHO SWIPEDA YOUR BELONGINGS WILL BE FOUND!!,UNFORTUNATELY FOR "JULIO" HE WAS NEAR THEE SCENE OF THE CRIME WHEN A PASSING OFFICER MISTOOKA HEEM FOR THE VAGABOND,JULIO WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL JAIL AND ADMITTED THAT HE HAD LOST HEES PAPERS AND WAS IN PERU ILLEGALLY!IDIOT!!I HAD TO MAKA SOM FAST MANOUVRES TO GET HEES PAPERS ANNA JULIO HAS BIN LET OFF WITHA CAUTION!!!PHEW!! ZO!!SENOR DOM,SENORITA LAURAS YOU TAKA CARE AND PUT EET ALL BEHIND,ON WEETH THE TRIP!!!HURRAH!!!!!!!

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