Greg & Amy's World Tour 2005/06 travel blog

Latin twilight

The main plaza

Peruvian school kids

Hostel view


Venturing out on our first long distance journey in Peru wasn't as easy as we had anticipated. With strikes and demonstrations blockading the roads, only the third bus company (and most expensive) we tried would take us. This was our first experience of "hora Peru" (Peruvian time) - the whole of South America works on a maƱana basis (it will get done eventually)!

After travelling through an arid landscape we arrived at the port town of Pisco along with lots of other backpackers. Surprisingly, there have been more travellers here than any other country we`ve visited. From the top deck of the bus it was good to get a glimpse of real Peruvian life as we moved away from the capital city.

Apart from local attractions which we later visited, Pisco is also famous for its Pisco Sours, a cocktail made from the local white grape brandy. While a bit tangy it didn't stop us enjoying several from a balcony overlooking the main drag. People watching is our favourite pastime.

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