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Return to Peru

Discussion in 'Travel Forum' started by asterisktom, Jun 23, 2024.

  1. asterisktom

    asterisktom Well-Known Member
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    Our last visit to Peru, 2018, was certainly memorable. For good reasons and for bad. We took the time to slowly travel through this difficult country, first making a southern loop starting from Lima and then, once again starting from Lima, we did the northern circuit. More on this earlier trip is in this entry:
    FIVE MONTHS IN PERU

    We met a number of friendly Peruvians, especially in those distant towns that were far off the tourist trail. On one of the buses heading coastward from Chincha a very helpful bus attendant (I assumed he was, since he was dressed like one) helped me put my heavy bag in the overhead rack. The next hour or so I just took photos of the remarkably barren scenery. There were probably just one or two stops.

    When we came to our destination I noticed that my backpack was much lighter than it was before. The “attendant”, apparently sitting right behind me, had quietly relieved me of my laptop as well as my two back-up drives! I never noticed when he had left. I complained angrily to the bus driver but he said they were not responsible. It occurred to me that passengers in the back must have noticed his theft, but said nothing to me. Hundreds of photos of the Amazon area of Peru as well as notes for me commentary on Hebrews and much more were lost. I determined never ever to return to this country.

    Yet here we are again. I guess we don’t want that lowlife to be our final impression of this country. And, hopefully, we plan to return to the Amazon region – maybe even all the way into Brazil.

    Photos and the rest of the article are at the link below

    Peru 2024: The First in a Planned Series
     
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  2. kyredneck

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    I'd love to sample some authentic Peruvian ceviche. I grow Peruvian chiles that go very well in the ceviche I make.
     
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    Well, you're a little wiser now also. :)
     
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    yes. We take more precautions. Even in our hotels. When we go for a walk I leave the laptop under the covers of the bed and put a shirt over the backpack. That way I know if the backpack has been touched and they don't think to look under the covers. Or I put the laptop out of sight on top of the closet (if there is one) where they, Peruvians usually being short.

    But so far we have been enjoying the trip. Taking it slow.
     
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