#day278 – at the Ecuadorian border

Four weeks Peru are over. A canyon,  trekking to Machu Picchu, an oasis with sand dunes, the capital Lima and a lovely little surfer town at the beach. I had a great time but as always I’m looking forward to a new country. Ecuador, my 6th Southamerican country, here I come. I entered Peru during […]

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#day277 – playing giant yenga

Yenga is a big thing in Southamerica. Many bars and restaurants have one for their guests. The size of the tower is always a bit different. And it’s actually never the original one. Quite often they’re selfmade. I just call it yenga because I don’t know how people call it here. We played already yenga […]

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#day276 – riding a motor taxi

Sure, I had a dozen tuk tuk rides in Southeastasia and India. The local taxis here at the coast are a bit different though. They have a few tuk tuks here in Southamerica as well, but they are rare. The so called moto taxi here is a normal motorbike with a waggon in the back. […]

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#day275 – swimming with giant turtles

I’m still stoked. Definitely one of my Southamerican highlights so far. Swimming with giants turtles. My favorite animal when I was a child. Nowadays I’m too old to have a favorite animal. That’s what I thought, but now I’m not that sure anymore. Those turtles were gorgeous. The tour started not really good though. We […]

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#day274 – yoga at the beach

I really miss my yoga classes in Berlin. When I heard, that there are good yoga classes in Mancora I knew I want to check them out. There’s actually only one instructor in town, doing three classes per week, but it’s apparently a very good one. My yoga studio in Berlin is cozy and beautiful. […]

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#day273 – drinking Emoliente Especial

I tried a juice with Aloe Verá in Cusco. It was so disgusting, that I had to throw it away. I don’t throw away food in general. Even if it’s not tasty I try to finish it. This one wasn’t drinkable though. Definitely the ugliest drink I had in my whole life. Since Aloe Verá […]

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#day272 – sunset in Mancora

I’m looking forward to a real beach since Chile. The beach in Iquique was a nice one, it wasn’t really warm though. Six weeks later I’m finally at a hot beach. Mancora beach is in Peru’s far north, already close to the Ecuadorian border. The equator is coming closer. Weather is getting warmer. I can […]

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#day271 – relaxing at waikiki beach

There’s no better preparation for a nightbus than relaxing at the beach. And it’s actually not only a nightbus. 17 hours on the Panamerican road along the Peruvian coast. One night and half a day. The stay in Lima was a short one. I could spend a bit more time in town. Just to enjoy […]

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#day270 – strolling through Lima

And again. Against all sayings my first impression of Peru’s capital is a good one. I haven’t seen the old town, but Miraflores and Barranco, the districts where we have been today, are quite nice. Both districts are located at the coast and definitely areas for the upper class and rich tourists. It’s all about restaurants, […]

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#day269 – eating a guinea pig

Peru. Southamerica’s food heaven. The country, where guinea pig is a delicacy. I wanted to try it since we crossed the border. Peru without a guinea pig is just half of the experience. When we arrived in Lima in the evening, I decided spontaneously today is the day. When Peru is Southamerica’s food heaven, Lima […]

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