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Cusco to Bolivia

Posted: January 4, 2012 in Peru
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I made it to that super touristic place everyone goes to in Peru, Cusco. It’s a pretty cool city that actually has a clean center for all the foreigners to promenade around. After looking for ever for a Hostel that would be within my price range and with a garage for the bike, I found an Israeli one that was supposed to be a 2 star hotel. Well, it was kind of a dump, but who cares, the bike was safe and I was close to the city center. I think that I was the only non Israeli in there though.

Here’s the city from the top

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And from downtown

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Besides walking around and admiring the same buildings everyone else did, I found an electronic market where I got my other iPhone fixed. Changed the battery, the back cover, the bottom charging piece, the top headphone jack and power button, and a couple of other things for about 70$. All the parts were taken out from what I believe was probably a stolen iPhone that got locked. Either way, I had a working iPhone again. The guy tried to fix the usb port on my GPS as well, but didn’t succeed. I just bought a universal charger for it and charge the battery on it’s own.

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After the work was done, I had no reason to spend more time in this tourist zoo so I left towards the Bolivian border. On the way, I found this cool little town that had an old school church.

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More mountains…. I actually got lost in the mountains for a bit as I took the wrong way. Lost about 200km but had some amazing scenery.

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Natural Hot springs… but a bit too hot to bath in.

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That sign on the right says… 10km of motorcycle heaven

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Last town before the border

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Bolivia is next

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Choquequirao (Choq’ekiraw)

Posted: January 3, 2012 in Peru

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About 99% of the people visiting Peru will go and check out Machu Picchu. Even though it’s a gorgeous sight, I’m sure, the 2500 tourists going daily have made out of these ruins an international zoo. So what to do? Well, Warren told me about Choquequirao. These ruins have been discovered somewhat recently and are still being excavated. They are similar to Machu Picchu, although larger in size once fully discovered, but only receive about 1-10 tourists daily. That’s at least for now as the Peruvian GVT is thinking of building a cable car in the future. The walk is far from easy. You descend from about 3200m to 1500m and then go back up to about 3200m on another mountain, and all that on small poorly maintained trails. On the way back, you have to do it again. It takes about a total of 4 days (50km) to do all the walk or 5 days if you want to see the lower part of the ruins as well as the top part.

You can hire a guide with a mule or horse through a travel agency but it will set you back anywhere between 70-100$/day/person. Pretty steep for the budget traveller! The best way (and cheapest) to do it is to go to a small town called Cachora. If you have your own way of transport, it’s pretty easy to get there. If not, you will have to figure out a bus + taxi combo… or you can just hitchhike. Once you get to Cachora, go to Hospedaje Mama Queta. The owner is super nice and the price of the room is as cheap as you can get. He can also call for you a guide and everything else. If you have a motorcycle, there is a safe place there to store it and he wont charge you anything to store it while your out trecking. There are a few guides that do the treck and the going price is 25 soles (10$) per day for the guide. If you are 2-3-4 people it doesn’t matter as the price for the guide is still only 10$ for the day, it’s not per person! To rent a horse, it’s also 10$ and for a mule 10$ as well. I strongly recommend renting a horse as you will be able to climb the mountains on top of the horse. Only going down you will have to walk as it’s too steep and dangerous to descend on the horse. A guide is also not 100% necessary! There is only one trail going to the ruins so you can’t get lost! You will also need to buy food in town. Get enough for all the days you are going for. If you go with a guide, get enough food for the guide as well since he wont bring any. Also, if you hire a guide, he will cook for you every night and every morning and he will set-up your tent and stuff for you. So maybe ask the guide what food to buy and what he would like to cook.

A good guide to get is HUGO! He is super knowledgeable and cooks really well. The agencies use him but like I said, with an agency you will pay 70-100$ per day per person! If you go and hire Hugo directly from the town, he will charge 10$ per day (per group) and then a horse will be another 10$ and food just under 10$/day depending what you wanna eat each day. Lets just say that the agencies are robbing you and the town straight up as they don’t pay the guides a penny extra. If Hugo is not available, you can talk to Jesus and he can get you a horse, mule, guide or anything you want. There is also a small tourist center in town. The info center will give you the next guide available as they take rotations.

There are camping sites along the way. They cost about 1$ for the night. You can find water there, some food if you don’t have enough and sometimes even beer. Prices will be of course about double from those in town. If you have a mule or horse, PACK IT UP from down in town!

So… pictures…

Here is what the streets look like in the town of Cachora.

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The hostel

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Here is my giude… Jose. He isn’t one of the more experienced guides. He didn’t tell me what food we needed before leaving or anything at all really. He also doesn’t talk much. Try to get a different guide if you can… 😉

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Some guy living in a shack along the way. He has a mini market without much in it.

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Ingenious recycling idea…

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A camping site. I met another swiss traveller, Thomas, and his guide Hugo just before setting up camp here. We walked together for the next few days.

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If you look closely, you can see the trail on the lower middle part of the picture going in zig zags.

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A camping site right before the entrance to the ruins.

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And this is a mini store…

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The entrance… when you see this, you’re still a good walk away from the actual ruins.

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The bottom part seen from far.

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Finally!

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Hugo on the left and Jose on the right

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Incredible views all around…

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A couple of French guys who were hiking on their own. They weren’t just super fast, but one of them was reading while walking as well. They really made us look like old out of shape clowns.

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The trail

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The night before heading back down.

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Here is Thomas, the Swiss guy…

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The trail can be seen zigzagging from top to bottom

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And finally we made it to the white house. From there we cheated the last 8km as there is a small dirt road and we called a taxi to get us back to town.

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The whole walk there and back is about 50km, but you can cheat 8km on the way there and 8km on the way back if your lazier like us. We only cheated on the way back.

I could tell you lots more about the hike, such as where the camp grounds are, how to manage your time, etc. but that would just take away too much from the adventure… 😉

I hiked it all in running shoes I got in a market for 10$ and all I will tell you is that you DO need good hiking shoes. After the first 3 hours of hiking, I was already bleeding. Now, after 4 months or so, there is still a scar on the back of my foot…

Lima to Cuzco

Posted: January 1, 2012 in Peru

After that beautiful mountain range, I ended up in Lima. My plans were to spend a couple of days and check out the capital but after riding through the streets for a half an hour or so, I decided to check it out from above and get the hell out of there. I met some cops who advised me to get out of the city as well if I had nothing special to do in there. They told me that it’s not unusual to get robbed at gunpoint in full daylight. The buildings were old and run down, and the whole city kind of looked like a dump…

I went up to the mirrador and here is the city in a nutshell…

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After riding down on the beach side, I sat down at a restaurant to have a nice warm meal. I met there Warren. He is a Parachute specialist training military people. We talked for a while and he generously invited me over to spend the night at his place. Thanks again Warren! 🙂

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He also told me about some cool places to visit on my way down in Peru. The first one was Paracas to go and check out the Isla de Sangayan.

There are a few cheap hostels there and people to go check out the island. A boat ride I think is around 10$ or 20$. Super touristic though and they treat you like sardines in a can… but worth the visit. They call it the “cheap” Gallapagos

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Did I mention that it’s all desert down here?

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I met this cool Japanese cyclist but I forgot his name. He’s heading down towards Ushuaya too so maybe I’ll see him down the road…

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And here are the popular Nazca lines. Most people take a plane to see them, but it costs about 120$ for a 30 min plane ride and these days you might not even see much anymore. Better check them out on Wikipedia and save yourself the $$$.

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Crossing the deserted mountains towards Cuzco

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This is Wally. He is from Venezuela. We rode together for a while. My KLR had a hard time keeping up to his BMW at those altitudes. If only it had an adjustable carburetor?!

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And more mountains

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I had to wait for about 8 hours to catch the 7PM bus to go back to Tarapoto. I saved a few $$ by paying the driver directly instead of buying an actual ticket. From the outside, the bus didn’t look too bad, but inside it was OLD, and there was no legroom. The suspension was done and we had a few hundred km of bad road ahead. The whole bus ride took 23 hours. We even had one tire that blew and afterwards no more reserve tire. They moved some tires around the bus as they were all old and worn so the driver was really scared that we might have another one go and then without a reserve we might be stranded in the middle of nowhere for a couple of days.

Here is the type of Ferry used for river crossings.

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But we got to walk on an old bridge that was hardly standing.

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The bus somehow made it across ok.

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Back at the Hospedaje Misti, my bike was waiting for me still in one piece and well cared for. The lady in charge only charged me 10$ for the 2 weeks of keeping it safe. Super nice people working at the hostel. I highly recommend it!

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From Tarapoto I had to take the same road down with the bike as I did with the bus going back. A few hundred km of dirt and bad rocks.

On the way I stopped in a small town to buy a cool drink and talked to the owner who was drying up cacao. Here is how they dry it up. The selling price is about 4$ if I remember correctly for 1KG of pure coco.

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He even had a cute pet…

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Here I am crossing the same rivers we did with the bus but backwards

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And shortly after the few hundred km of dirt, the mountains started…

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I don’t remember the altitude here, but I was pretty high up. Somewhere around 3000m I think?

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And then I got to this park. Some really cool rocks. It’s on a side type of road going towards Lima. The main road was closed anyway and the traffic on the 2nd road must have been aweful. So I took the 3rd one and it was a great choice.

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The paved road soon became a dirt road but in good condition.

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I felt a bit high…

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And so did they…

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These 2 cars you see below are a couple of families I met at the entrance to the road. They told me they always come through here because it’s the nicest road to go to Lima. Besides them, it was only me and mining trucks.

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Hopefully no cars coming from the front?! There is hardly enough room for one car.

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Beautiful, isn’t it?

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Snow?

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Now that you have seen the beauty of the mountains, time for the bitter! This part of the mountains, although it’s one of the most beautiful sights in the world, it’s also one of the most polluted parts as well. You wont see the pollution, you might not even smell it and god forbid if you try to taste the water in the lakes, you might not even taste it. I have passed quite a few mines and had to go around huge mining trucks all the time. The whole region is just filled with mines. I found out a few days later that it’s one of the most polluted regions of the world.

The sad truth is that it’s not even local mining companies. If they were Peruvian owned, I might understand that the technology used might not be up to date… BUT they are North American owned, Chinese, Japanese… etc. These large companies that you know so well locally in your own countries go out internationally and in order to save MILLIONS of $ they cut down on filtration technologies which in return destroy the same planet we all live on. How do they do it? Really easy… with little corruption $$$. No need to name any of these companies, just look at the larger names out there and you will find them down here. If I were to go and take a big stinky poo in your back yard, you might come out angry at me, right? Well, that poo will be washed off by rain, biodegrade within days and fertilize your plants, while the pollution these guys are causing in the backyard of Peruvians will last thousands of years destroying their water, poisoning their animals… and lets not forget that waters connect this planet and these chemicals will be part of your beaches in your own countries. Think about that next time you buy something made out of gold… 😉

Ahyawaska in San Francisco, Peru

Posted: December 22, 2011 in Peru

I believe we left off with Pucallpas. It has been over 3 months since I was there but I will try and remember all the details.

So from Pucallpas I took a small collectivo taxi to San Francisco which is about 30 minutes of drive away. Not sure if you all remember but my motorcycle was still in Tarapoto.

To get to the collectivo taxi, I had to take a mototaxi. What I didn’t realize was that my iPhone had slid out of my pocket in the mototaxi. I only realized it was missing about 30 seconds after getting off the bike and by then it was long gone. I couldn’t even tell which mototaxi it would have been since they all look the same. I was a bit upset but oh well, it’s just a thing. I had another iPhone with water damage that I just had to fix somewhere down the road. The problem was that I had no lock code on the phone so whoever found it could read all my e-mails and personal info. Live and learn, lock your phone!

In the collectivo taxi cab I asked if anyone knew Eduardo in San Francisco. His name was given to me by my good friend Alejandro from Argentina. Eduardo is a herbal doctor. His father was actually a Herbal Doctor really well known internationally. The knowledge got passed down from father to sons so I decided to go see Eduardo. It turns out that his brother was sitting in the same taxi as me. So when I asked about Eduardo, right away I had someone to explain the taxi driver where to go. Coincidence?

What you see here are cabins used for people staying for a while to do the whole diet.

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And here is the ceremony temple. The ceremony is done inside the gigantic moskito net.

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Here is Eduardo’s mother. She is in her late 80s I think. His father died around the age of 90 after drinking Ahyawaska and other strong medicinal plants throughout his life thousands of times.

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Shot glass, Ahyawaska bottle, puke bukket. A few other items were added later on, such as the perfume that they use, cigarettes and I’m sure I’m missing something.

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Eduardo’s older brother who also joined in on the ceremony.

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And here is Eduardo.

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So how did this ceremony go? Well, it was quite different from the first one. Eduardo is not a Shaman, he is a doctor and therefore he is there to cure you. I just wanted a good Ahyawaska cleaning. Back when I was younger, I did some substance abuse and well, I drank quite a bit too. With all that, I had some bad energies that had accumulated and I wanted to clean them out as much as possible.

Before the ceremony, Eduardo and I had a talk about what the problems where and what I was looking for.

The night came and it was full moon or almost full moon. Just like the Shaman, Eduardo and his brother talked to the Ahyawaska before we drank it. They said something that looked like prayers. They both had a shot while they made me drink 2 shots. We relaxed for about a half an hour.

After about 3o-60 minutes, the effects started to kick in. Eduardo and his brother started singing. They were actually speaking in the old indigenous language in the form of songs. Really beautiful songs. They were telling the ahyawaska what to do. I layed down and closed my eyes. I could see snakes everywhere. I could also feel the medicine going through my body. This time it wasn’t a strong spiritual experience. I didn’t go into the other dimension. It was relaxing, smooth experience similar to magic mushrooms. The medicine was infiltrating but it was having a hard time gathering all the energies. After about an hour, Eduardo looked at me and in a joking manner, asked me if I wanted another shot of the medicine. I said yes and he looked really surprised but poured me another shot. Before the ceremony he told me that 99% of people only drink one shot. I started with 2. This was the 3rd one… and well, this last one did it’s work. I felt it strong, going through my body, gathering energies along with some of the work done by the first 2 shots. About 30 minutes later I took the bucket and it all came out.

What a great feeling! I felt like I was reborn. I felt relieved! I felt cleaner. Eduardo and his brother continued their singing for a little while and then we all laid down on our own matts and tried to sleep. They were able to sleep but I wasn’t. Between the light of the full moon and the after effects of the medicine, I’m not sure if I was able to catch an hour of sleep.

The next morning I had a bit of a headache like the first time I drank Ahyawaska. They offered me some rice to eat and then I was on my way back to Pucallpa from where I had to catch a bus to ride back to Tarapoto where my bike had been waiting for me for 2 weeks or so.

So did it work? For about a month after the ceremony, I couldn’t even look at alcohol. The smell, the taste or even looking at it made me uneasy in my stomach. I pretty much had to force myself after a long while to have a beer or a glass of wine. These days I have a glass here and there or a beer, but just really randomly.


I haven’t posted anything on the blog for a while since I have been having problems with the macbook. Turns out it was an easier fix than I thought.

Here’s the story…

Towards the end of Peru, from the vibration on the bike, one of my regular RAM slots broke and the computer kept freezing up all the time even if I would move it even 1mm. Something fractured in the slot. I found out about a month later that it was the actual memory slot that was bad after Sebastien lent me a small screw driver and I took the whole laptop apart in Assumcion Paraguay. For over a month I kept doing hard resets from the power button, sometimes 3-5 times an hour. Then, from all the hard booting, I guess the PRAM got corrupted but I was sure it was an OS problem because of the symptoms. The laptop would take about 10 minutes to turn on and it was practically impossible to do any hard tasks such as editing pictures. It took me about 2-3 months to find a copy of the Snow Leopard OS from a guy that had it on an external HDD. Then I had to find some dual layer DVDs which took another 2 weeks or so to get my hands on in Chile. Then I didn’t have electricity for about 10 days as I camped on beaches and sides of the road. By the time I got here, Bariloche, southern part of Argentina, the 2 blank DVDs were already scratched from the vibration but I was able to write the OS on one of them. Took for ever to even reinstall the OS as it kept freezing. I’ve been here for 2 days now and since it’s cold and raining I decided to try and fix the computer and finally got it running after resetting the PRam after trying everything else. I’m still only running 1GB of ram instead of 2GB since one of the slots is fractured, but I should be able to edit pictures in Aperture slowly and get this blog back up and running. In Buenos Aires I might try and find a 2GB chip but for this old thing it might be hard. If any of you have a 2GB DDR2 SDram chip that you don’t need, I take donations! 😀

So if anyone else is having similar problems where the computer takes for ever to boot up and seems to just stall for no reason, here is the PRAM procedure described on APPLE’s website.

A small amount of your computer’s memory, called “parameter random-access memory” or PRAM, stores certain settings in a location that Mac OS X can access quickly. The particular settings that are stored depend on your type of Mac and the types of devices connected to it. The settings include your designated startup disk, display resolution, speaker volume, and other information.

To reset your computer’s PRAM:
Shut down the computer.

Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.

Turn on the computer.

Immediately press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

Continue holding the keys down until the computer restarts, and you hear the startup sound for the second time.

Release the keys.


I know it has been a while since I posted but I still haven’t been able to fix my macbook. I just realized though that I still had some pictures uploaded on Flicker so I’m able to use those for 1 or 2 more posts from Peru.

Last post was about Iquitos, this large city in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon separated by water and jungle from all other civilization. After spending a couple of days there, I got on another boat to ride down another river for a week to Pucalpa where I was going to meet an Ahyawaska doctor. Not another Shaman, but this time a healer who uses this intriguing plant.

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This boat was bigger and cleaner than the last one. It also had better toilets and showers.

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I had the best spot in the house this time. From my hammock I could see the back of the boat and both sides of the river.

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The lancha was called the Henry 10 and it had some sweet graphics.

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But who cares about the graphics when you have these views?

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It’s forbidden to pee overboard

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More small towns where we would stop to load and unload along the way.

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These guys were working on the ship

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I wonder if these guys were on the passenger list? They were going to be sold to a restaurant to be cooked. One of the guys got bit taking them out to show them to me. Lucky they were not venomous! I ended up getting them back into the bucket nice and easy by holding them by the tail. The guys were looking at me as if I were crazy, but it was a small trick I learned on TV… weird that they didn’t know how to handle snakes better than that since they were supposed to be “professionals”.

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Nightfall and I am prepared for mosquitos. I bought this net cause I knew the river was going to be low and we’d stop over night in a few places.

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We were “prepared” in case we’d get uninvited visitors over night.

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Finally we arrived in Pucalpas. I met some guys on a boat and they told me about a super cheap hostel in the city. I believe the cost was about 3$ for the night. I didn’t get a picture of the room cause the camera might have got scared but I did take a picture of the wiring and the guard dog.

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The owner’s wife made some of the best Chicken soup! And super cheap too!

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And here is the owner of the “hostel”

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This is the guy who told me about the hostel on the boat. He was staying there too.

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The next day, I went to San Francisco, a town close by in order to see a Herbal Doctor called Eduardo. One of my good friends, Alejandro from Argentina told me about him and since I was around the corner, I thought it might be a good experience. More on that later…