Provincia de Tumbes

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  • Day643

    Peru - Country #11!

    February 18 in Peru

    After a long day in the saddle, and two failed attempts to fill our gas (propane for the yanks) tanks filled we got close to the border and camped for the night at a nice spot with a swimming pool, 3 emus and 4 super cute puppies. As Ecuadorian petrol is sooo cheap ($1.50 for a GALLON!) we filled everything we could before we went further south and back to the standard $1.50 a litre.

    It was one of our easiest crossing and we were done in about an hour and half. From there it was a few hours to Swisswazi, a nice camp ground right on the beach. I don't know what it was about the place but surprisingly we didn't feel we wanted to stay for a long time - maybe the fact they charged us for Maya (why?!) or simply the fact we knew we had a long drive ahead of us.

    The road south was absolutely shocking - one of worst we have ever driven on, and that's saying something! After the beautiful roads of Ecuador it was definitely a shock to the system. The other HUGE change, gone was the lush ecosystem with everything choked with quick growing vines (which had only started growing 3 weeks earlier when the wet season had started) and instead it was replaced with arid desert. It wasn't just the crappy road & uninspiring landscape, but there was rubbish everywhere. All along the roadside was littered with it, partly from people dumping but also from the wind blowing it from where they appeared to be burning huge quantities of it - gross. Still at least the beaches are nice.
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  • Day220

    We tried to recover from 5 days of sun, beach and party. But getting on the bike was tough. We really needed to make it to the town 125 km away. But starting only at noon made it tough. We had to race to get there before darkness. Getting caught on the Pan Americana in the dark is not fun. So we averaged 25 km/h and found a cheap hospedaje before darkness. Tomorow we will cross the border to Ecuador.Read more

  • Day282

    Odysee nach Ecuador

    June 11, 2017 in Peru

    Nach Trujillo sollte es, nach Cuenca gehe. Es gab jedoch keinen direkten Bus und es blieb mir nicht anderes übrig als mit mehreren Bussen zu meinem Ziel zu gelangen. Strategisch plante ich einen Zwischenstopp an einem Küstenort in Peru ein. Bei 11h Busfahrt war das ein klarer Fall von Nachtbus.
    Ich verpasse meinen Halt und werde irgendwo im nirgendwo an der Grenze abgesetzt. Puh, nur ein Traum, draußen ist es dunkel und der Bus fährt noch. Kurzer Blick aufs Handy scheiße, 20km hinter dem Ort, an dem ich raus wollte. So landete ich in Tumbes, einem Ort, in dem mich jeder Einwohner meinte, warnen zu müssen, wie gefährlich es hier ist.
    Also schnell weiter, nur in welche Richtung? Flucht nach vorne, also Ecuador. Übermüdet ging es also über die Grenze, mein Spanisch wird besser und selbst müde, bekomme ich das notwendige bisschen korrekt hin gestammelt. Beim Umstieg werden dann die nötigsten Dinge (Essen, Geld, Klo, SIM Karte) erledigt und es geht weiter nach Cuenca. Dort komme ich passend zu einem Gewitter an.
    Leicht durchnässt erreiche ich mein Hostel. Ich mache nichts mehr, außer Nahrungsaufnahme und dem Sprung ins Bett. Bilder gibt es leider keine.
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