Monday June 29, 2009

Leaving the lights of Lima behind, we now take on a 9-hour bus journey northeast, crossing the Andes yet once more, to the Pasco region of Peru. The bus will take us to the city of Carhuamayo. There we take a 1.5-hour car-hire eastward to the city of Paucartambo. And then another 20 minutes to the village of Huallamayo where there is a large hydro-electric plant and we get to stay in a very nice residence compound built for its staff.

On this bus map, Carhuamayo is between Cerro the Pasco to the north and Junin to the south

A 7-hour ride from Lima, northeastward

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Once we’re done with the bus, it’s still another 1.5 hours by car-hire to Paucartambo, underlined on this map (below Cerro de Pasco)

But hold on … once in Paucartambo, it’s still another 20 minutes to the village of Huallamayo

Miles to go before we sleep. Who said that?

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With our pick-up-and-go style of travel, we’ve learned to literally live out of the suitcase

Fluff’em, fold’em, but keep them in the suitcase and ready to zip up

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Amazing how resourceful we become when we are far from the comfort of home

No washing machine?  … Hands

No clothes dryer? … Curtain rods

No laundry detergent?  … Hair shampoo (try it, clothes smell great!)

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