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Jun 28, 2007 - Mancora Beach

We had a great time in Mancora! It was nice to be back at the beach again! It is located on the far north coast of Peru. We managed to get into to town for a public holiday so the town was packed with foreigners and Peruvians alike! The only annoying thing was that all the venders etc we in¨rip off tourist mood¨. At one point Alex and I ordered some food thast was said to be plenty for two, which turned out to be nothing like what we'd ordered (not even the right type of meat) and cold. When we asked the lady to heat it... she came and...

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May 3, 2007 - Peru - Riots and blockades

Keen to get going we set off at 7am to see if any of the buses were heading south today. Once again we were told that there was a demonstration blocking the road south and there was no way through for any kind of vehicles. The demonstration was being staged by local farmers! Can you believe it - farmers! Perhaps David will join in! He believes that they must be French Peruvians to be on strike all the time! Walking along the road we were approached by a guy with a car who said that he would take us through the blockade for $80, this sounded...

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Apr 14, 2007 - Peru, Mancora - 8-13 April

This travelling lark is tougher than it looks. After two and a half months of being on the go, and needing some sun, we decided a few days rest on the beach was called for, so Mancora on the far North Peruvian coast was perfectly placed for us. Mancora is a small beach town, located on the PanAmerican highway, with a couple of hostels, bars and restaurants, and most importantly some surfing, Peruvian style - Peru is famous for its left beach break. We arrived with some relief at our lovely hostel, Las Olas, late on Easter Sunday after a...

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Dec 21, 2006 - PIURA, Peru

...4 hours later we arrive in Piura. Now we didnt expect too much from this town, we were more intent on using it for the fact it was a bit of a transport hub and we could get to Equador from here. But, it was okay, it had a nice family orientated plaza and did seem quite pleasent. Not somewhere we would want to spend christmas but ok. Although I think I may have caught bed bugs from our hotel here. The 2nd time on this trip and the third overall, I must have had my fare share by now! Apologies, but no photos this time for all you people...

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Sep 2, 2006 - Ecuador

Nach einer mehrere Tage dauernden abenteuerlichen Reise von Iquitos und ich weiss nicht mehr wieviel verschiedenen Bussen stehe ich endlich in La Balsa an der Grenze zu Ecuador. Wie bisher immer in Suedamerika geht der Grenzuebertritt voellig Problemlos von statten. In Equator geht es erst einmal mit dem LKW weiter ueber hohe Bergpaesse bis zum ersten Oertchen Zumba. Von da ist es noch mal ein 5 Stunden Bus bis Vilacamba. Ein schoener ruhiger Ort, umrandet von Bergen.

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Patrick on the road

Aug 3, 2006 - Mancora, Peru

Deutsch Castellano Hi everyone - greetings from Mancora. We, my friend Anki and I, arrived here happily after a 16 hour bus ride from Lima. This little beach town is a fantastic place to chill out, enjoy sun and sea. This night we are heading back to Lima and then onwards to Pisco, Ica and Nasca. --------- Hallo, Ihr Lieben. Uns, Anki und mir, gehts super gut in Perus Badeort Nr. 1 - wir hängen am Strand rum, brutzeln uns in der lieben Sonne, atmen Seeluft und haben auch die Füße ins Wasser gesteckt. Heut Nacht geht's wieder zurück nach...

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Apr 25, 2006 - PUNTA SAL - Peru

So, und hier waeren wir nun endlich. Dolce farniente am Strand. Nach dem ganzen Stress der letzten paar Wochen haben wir uns dies redlich verdient. Fuer meinen Geschmack waren wir einiges zu schnell unterwegs. Das dauernde umherhetzen fuer Camping auf- und abbauen, Sightseeing, 12-Stunden Reisetage im Bus zusammen mit meiner fast 3 woechigen Krankheit hat recht an meinen Kraeften und Nerven gezerrt. Zum Teil war ich mir des Namens der Stadt wo wir gerade waren nicht mehr bewusst, zu schnell gings oft schon wieder weiter. Ich brauchte nun...

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KARIN GOES FAR

Apr 15, 2006 - Piura

Arrived in Piura around 6pm and booked into a hotel for $20 which was very nice. Bit of a search for a bank on the night but managed to ask to police officers who gave us a personal escort for 10 minutes all the way to the door of the bank. We began to think that they were rogue officers and were looking to mug us afterwards but we were just being sceptical. Ate in a ropey Chinese near to our hotel on the night and grabbed a taxi to the offices of the bus company that crosses the border to book our tickets for the next morning. Once we had...

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Apr 14, 2006 - PERU: Mancora

Mancora is a surf town on the Northern Coast of Peru, and often first stop for many backpackers. Being away from home, and not having the commercial side to Easter in your face, it suddenly dawned on us it was Easter weekend AND that we were in the most popular Easter destination for Peruvians!! Most of the prices doubled or tripled and it was buzzing with locals ready to party! Not the laid back surf town we were expecting, but we did have to change our plans!!! This wasn't a problem though! We did have one big night. A Reggaeton Party...

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Feb 6, 2006 - Mancora

In Mancora I had the most frightening experience of my life. While Tiffany and I were walking on the beach at sunset, I noticed three men walking towards us. I don't know why, but I got an eery feeling and told Tiffany that we should try to walk around them. As we moved closer to the water, they fanned out and surrounded us. I threw my water bottle at a man that started to chase me and tried to run around him. He cut me off and I was forced to run into the water. As I was running I looked back to see that the other two men had caught...

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Dec 12, 2005 - To Mancora

Long day today; I flew from Arequipa to Lima, then from Lima to Piura in the north of Peru, then I took a four hour bus to get to Mancora. 14 hours in total including down time in the Lima airport. Found myself a hotel in Mancora, the dodgiest one I've stayed in yet, and went to sleep to the sound of the thumping music from the next door club. Only after, mind you, I had chased off the staff of the hotel that I found peeping through a hole in the door of my room. Fortunately, I had a feeling there was something iffy about the place, and had...

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Dec 3, 2005 - Mancora, Peru

We reached this destination, Mancora, on another night bus at 4.30am. This time I coped with the journey better, by just seeing the comical side of the experience, like people sitting in the aisles leaning against my legs, been paranoid about getting robbed (common occurence to tourists while the sleep), wondering if the bus driver will fall asleep and crash and having to listen to some people (locals) who talk incessantly for the whole journey. Mancora turns out to be a heavenly beach resort, it is relatively unspoilt and we just hang out...

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