Entry stamps done and so the countdown starts. Six months is all we’ve got to explore Peru. I looked in the map, which Dang has been carrying since I don’t know when, she prefers to have a real map of her own and not just follow my ass. I see a massive landmass comprised of desert, rivers, jungle(Amazon!) and mountains. That last one is what we’re interested in. It sure does have the monopoly of the Andes, at least the meaty ones. Given our undeniably snail’s pace, my first thought was I don’t think half a year is enough to explore this country.
We really need to hightail to Huaraz since we’re also pausing in Cusco to meet with Dang’s family for several weeks. We’re time pressured for the first time in a while but whatever. If we have to cover that much distance and make it in time for her family’s visit, we might resort to taking a bus for a section of Northern Peru as some point. Certainly not what I prefer(the bus thing) but Dang, the boss, have spoken. It’s still up for debate which section we’re skipping when we left the border and I was hoping it’s not going to be much.
On the bright side, we have some replacements arriving straight from Toronto. We’re planning to tweak our set-up just in time for the massive mountains ahead. That’ll definitely settle whatever qualms I have about the bus thing. Also, as I have mentioned before, I’m super stoked to see the atom bombs that are Dang’s nephew and niece. I’m sure they have a thing or two to say about my long flowy hair since they’ve never seen me like this.
So much for reading my thought balloon…Back on the road, we never actually spent much time at the border since we got there around lunch time. Some minimal wrinkles getting the stamps and that’s all. So off we go towards the fun!
You can view the whole route here.