buenos noches amigos! so here i am in Nazca, Peru. finally got my
facebook working after not being able to change the computer over to
English (and therefore having to do some special code to get the
¨at¨sign. huh... and apparently there´s no end bracket either. silly
spanish keyboards. i´ll just make do
lima was pretty good. big busy city mostly, a lot of which stank of
urine and garbage water. blech. but there were some nice, odorless
sights too. the coolest thing was the mist. in the mornings and the
evenings there was a thick blanket of fog that rolled in off the ocean.
moving on. we booked our bus to lima which was to depart at 930am. we
hopped in the taxi and said which bus station we needed. with about 10
minutes to spare we pulled up. to the WRONG STATION. sure, it was the
right bus company, but not the station we needed. no one told us there
were two! so we raced rapido rapido to the correct location where we
ran in at 929. no bus to be seen. crap, did we miss it¿ we went to the
ticket booth where the woman just shook her head and said ¨no boose,
cancelado¨. next boose at 130pm. ugh! so we decided to wander away from
the pee air at the bus station and go find a coffee. no problem, right¿
ha! we walked for an hour and a half before finding a coffee. and there
was no milk. 20 minutes later we finally found milky coffee.
unfortunately it tasted like battery acid and was undrinkable.
okee dokee, so 4.5 hours later than planned, we hit the highway. and
here we are in nazca, where i took a nauseating plane ride in a
3-seater cesna to view the nazca lines. we´ve opted to take a day bus
tomorrow instead of an overnighter, seeing as it says the night buses
are sometimes suject to hijackings, violent robberies, or just plain
old fatal accidents. it´s an extra $20 but that seems worth it not to
end up smooshed at the bottom of a cliff.
so that´s it for now. oh yeah, shitty thing happened today. my camera
broke. piece o junk. i was and am upset about that. but what can ya do¿
okay. more later. fingers crossed our bus doesn´t crash. adios