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Old 02-06-2013, 02:03 PM   #61
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I have to say, at the end I was looking forward to it being over for a bit. I let the negative aspects of the trip, mentioned above, get to me a bit -- the negotiations with lying hostel owners, the "you're rich, so we'll charge you more" attitude -- those ruined Peru for me a little. Maybe I need to travel more and build up a thicker skin to those things?

I meant leaving Hewby.

And yes,it's always good to travel more.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:19 PM   #62
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I really enjoyed your report and photos since I can't be there at the moment its the next best thing,Thank You!
Now don't take this the wrong way but no matter what our station in life is here in Canada and The States if you can afford to fly and rent a bike in peru you are rich ..... compared to them. You need a little more spanish and you will mostly avoid the rip offs.
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Hiya Cal

I'm not arguing that compared to them I am rich... I'm well aware that my ability to spend their annual income on a two week trip puts me in that category. Rather, it is the differential pricing that bugs me. Here, whether you pull up in a Rolls Royce or a beater truck, things typically cost the same. I find this sort of treatment to be unethical. I also got to hear a bunch of apologist stories about bad foreign corporations and the corrupt government in Lima exploiting them, but again this does not excuse unethical behavior in my eyes.

Now, I had a lot of very pleasant, enjoyable interactions with many honest Peruvians -- the cheats were decidedly in the minority. They just stand out more in my mind. The woman in the comida section of the mercado de abastos in Aguas Calientes did a lot to improve my perception of that town, and the folks in the market in Chivay were great. And yes, better Spanish would definitely have helped to express my sentiments, instead of letting them fester. Also, Hewby has thicker skin in this respect than I do, and at times I was annoyed that this did not bother her.

Now, when's the next trip to Latin America -- that's the question. I'm thinking Mexico and Guatemala...

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #63
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I meant leaving Hewby.

And yes,it's always good to travel more.
Ah, that...

Yes, at the end it was hard to leave. Made me wonder where those two and a half weeks went...
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:04 PM   #64
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Beautifull trip thanks for sharing
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:55 AM   #65
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Now, when's the next trip to Latin America -- that's the question. I'm thinking Mexico and Guatemala...

GREAT IDEA
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:27 PM   #66
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More pictures, these ones by Hewby

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Old 02-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #67
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Wonderful pics, thanks for sharing !!
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:36 PM   #68
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Huzar,

Great ride report and pictures; your trip brought back a flood of fond memories! I don't know about you, but I did not expect to see chinchillas foraging around Machu Picchu.

Your fuzzy, long haired chinchilla this year:


And mine from 2011:


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Old 02-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #69
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:07 PM   #70
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GREAT IDEA
Thanks, Julio, I'll consider that to be an invite

Now I just need to find some time to get down there.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:56 AM   #71
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Thanks, Julio, I'll consider that to be an invite

Now I just need to find some time to get down there.
You got that right , an invite it is ! But you better hurry up, I don't know how much longer I can stand it not to be out there riding the world...

As far as time...we have a saying down here that says :"Hay mas tiempo que vida"
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:36 AM   #72
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"Hay mas tiempo que vida"
Words to live by for sure.
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