Lima - Rio Verde
25.05.2010 23 °C
So Lima; not super exciting. Our hotel was in a very doggy street, very close to the centre and therefor days were spent in the centre but nights in the hotel, because the guys in Lima were rather annoying. We went to the torture museum which is the worst museum in the world! Nothing to see, everything in spanish and really fake. After that disappointment we went to the beach, which was a nice walk in one of the other areas of Lima. Beach was very small and the weather wasnt that good but the fact that there was a starbucks around, made our day! You try to be a world class traveller, sleeping outside with minus 5, camping in the bush, crossing many countries and being all hippie like; the sight of starbucks still makes me scream and run over a very busy street...
After our three days in Lima we had a bushcamp on the beach, which was absolutely gorgeous! We drove through a cave to find a secret beach, met the third truck and swam, slept under the stars and put eight chickens on a spit and had an amazing meal.
Huanchaco after that, which is a little surferstown and doesnt show a sign of any tourism. Not much to do around there, but gorgeous anyway. We went to the Chanchan ruins that morning and to the moche suntemple, both rather impressive. The chanchanruins are a big mud city and the moche people made a suntemple, five different temples on top of eachother and the paint on the walls is still there, so it is very interesting.
As we were about to head to the beach for a couple of days, which was something we had all been looking forward to, we got really excited and had a big drive towards mancora & punta sal! We stopped for a bushcamp only an hour away from Mancora, desert little desert place with loads of very dry wood which made the best campfire we have had so far! Cookgroup again; styr fried veggies with rice!
The next morning I got up at half five, made some porrigde with apples for breakfast, and when Chris told me to throw that on the wall for the donkeys, I took that very serious and had a little morning competition.
We left way too early, no-one could be bothered to wait and ended up in mancora with almost everything closed!
Punta Sal was our base for the next three days, gorgeous beach, non exciting town, water has an average temperature of 26 degrees, bodyboarding, volleyball, great calimari seafood lunches, it was amazing.
Three days of sleeping, swimming, sunbathing and playing cards.
One night we had a little party, vodka marsbarshots, chickens and angus the pig on a spit, campfire, midnight swims and a very long night sleep. Couldnt really be bother to sleep in my tent most of the nights so I have a sick amount of mosquito bites on my body and especially my face...
We sadly had to leave the beach, but we were heading for Ecuador, so that was exciting. Long drive day, 14 hours, a dispointing `stamp` in my passport, but we arrived in the gorgeous campsite in Rio Verde around seven.
And that is where I am now, in banos for the moment, had a little facial.
Heading back for the campsite now, doing a bridge swing in a bit, jumping of a bridge, im doing it backwards, as that is scarier! Really excited!
We are going to the jungle after this, no internet for a while, but dont worry, home in ten days!