The run from Chicolayo to Sullana was good, the only thing is the vast amount of rubbish lying everywhere, its a real shame, not good for the health of the people living here and not good for the tourists, that said the further North we went the nicer the people seem to be. Stayed in a Hostel in Sullana last night, just as you come into town from the South and only £10 for a nice room with pivate En Suite, cracked it at these prices. Filled the Scottoilers which are doing a great job up to now and changed my headlamp bulb which blew as I approached town (Fi's went last week!) Today we left a little later than planned and made our way to the border at Macara (as recommended by Barcelona Pat) Nice run up there, the scenery getting greener by the mile which was good. The crossing was quiet, only problem is the Peruvian Aduana had no electric so they couldn't copy the documents they needed so it was a waiting game, a group of Equadorian's got fed up and went back to their side of the border, a new guy came on shift and suddenly he said we could go, no idea what happened really and still no power. Into the Equador side, efficient and NO mention of SOAT (Insurance) so after a total of around 2 hours we were in.
The road From the border to Lojo was probably one of the best I've been on, twisting up and down the sides of the mountains in spectacular scenery, riding through the clouds at the top and feeling the heat in the valleys, it was great and took my mind of my increasingly sore backside. The countryside so far here has been very clean and orderly, the driving so far a bit better (but still South American). We've got a hotel here for a couple of days at least to help the backside recover and to get Insurance.
No you can't have my Whisky
OK Doll you're coming with me!
Biting my leg won't help!
Now with its special nappy on!!
House removals our speciality !
Lunch stop yesterday!
Rice fields in the North of Peru
Waiting for some electric or common sense
You see this often, note the guy on the back nonchalantly texting on his phone!