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Back from Peru

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posted on May, 27 2018 @ 05:21 PM
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Intresting place, Peru. First time I've ever been there. Traveled all over the world, but never been to Peru. Went there on business for a few days.

First, the food and the culture is fantastic!

Second, the driving and air pollution is 2nd to none...in a bad way. It was "winter" down there, south of the Equator. Sun went down at about 5pm local. Driving in that part of the world is nothing less than suicidal! I'd never try it, and I've driven in some of the toughest driving on Earth...or, so I thought. But, I was wrong.

Very interesting trip, but it's good to be back (home). I find I'm less tolerant as I get older to the whole 'world travel' thing. Filled up more than just a few passports with stamps, so many no more would fit. Entrance and export visas, all sorts of stuff. I can honestly say I've traveled the world. There are many others here (on ATS) who have done the same. The mileage, the 'clubs'...after a while it just becomes numb.

I'm glad to be back home, home with my simple cows. Interesting the hemispheric differences between my professional life and my simple life back "home". Perhaps it keeps me grounded.

Peru was fun, sort of. It's a wonderful place, rich in culture and history. I wasn't a tourist there, not this time. Maybe sometime in the future, but not this time. Just business.

Enjoy...that is all.




posted on May, 27 2018 @ 05:27 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Sounds like it would be a very interesting trip. Did you go to any sites like Manchu Picchu?



posted on May, 27 2018 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: Allaroundyou

No, I was mainly in LIma.

No real tourist stuff for me when I was there...all business.



posted on May, 27 2018 @ 05:42 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Still seems like a cool place to visit but I have seen YouTube videos of the driving there. It does not look very safe. Seems like there is no set of rules of the road.



posted on May, 27 2018 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk


Ummm...so...fess up...how was the guinea pig...?

Did you have it slow roasted...or deep fried...?

Enquiring minds want to know...







YouSir



posted on May, 27 2018 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk


Cool, cool.
Rich in history - check.
Fantastic food - check.
Transportation system reckless - check.

Now. How were the women?



posted on May, 27 2018 @ 09:50 PM
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Did you get a chance to go see any ancient ruins while you were there?



posted on May, 28 2018 @ 04:19 AM
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a reply to: YouSir

I didn't have any guinea pig, although I hear it's great. I'm a foodie, and the wife is a classically trained 'Chef', so I would definitely try it. I actually didn't see any.

I did have the goat though (twice) and it was fantastic!!

Ceviche seems to be the big thing, in Lima anyway. It's everywhere. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of Ceviche, not because of the raw fish (though it's not really "raw"), but rather the lime juice. Lime doesn't agree with me.



posted on May, 28 2018 @ 04:20 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Unfortunately, no. I was working in Lima the whole time and had no time to travel anywhere else while there.



posted on May, 28 2018 @ 04:23 AM
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a reply to: highvein

I have to say, the women there are very attractive! Surprisingly so actually. Everybody walks everywhere, I guess because the traffic is so horrible, so they are all very fit. Fitness also seems to be a pretty big thing in Lima as well. There are gyms everywhere, and they're all packed.



posted on May, 28 2018 @ 04:31 AM
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One thing I found interesting was even though I speak Spanish (I wouldn't say fluently, but certainly functionally), my Spanish was all but useless there. They speak a Latin dialect of Spanish which is quite different. I was talking with a native Mexican gal from Spain (an Architect) and she was saying the same thing. Things which make perfect sense in traditional Spanish will have people looking at you like you have two heads in Peru.



posted on May, 28 2018 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Next time try the Ayahuasca...



posted on May, 28 2018 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: JimNasium

Whoa...I think I'll pass on that one!

Thanks for the head's up though!



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