Peru · 22 Days · 15 Moments · October 2016

Kristi Nõlvak

Kristi's voyage in Peru

2 days ago

After a nine hour bus ride (without any toilet stops) got from jungle to freezing cold Juliaca at 6 AM where took another bus to Puno. After almost saying goodbyes to my travel companion as we did not get to Titicaca floating islands on time; a man showed up saying he is going exactly to the place we wanted with a school trip so we can pay less and just hang along (as it would normally happen). As "pay less" has become the moto of this trip - then of course we went. Pink flamingos sending our way met with a local on Taquile island - man who cooked us trout and told stories about the island. On our way back right now found another broken boat and transporting it to the harbour in Puno. Life never gets boring here.
Finally found a way out of the jungle. Got stuck in "Chipituari," but named it "Shittypuari" after being there a day. No water, phone service, internet and also no schedule when to get out. Thanks to a local shipping boat got to "Boca Manu" where found a Brazilian local who cooked for us free. Also played volley with the locals - it is pretty popular here. Next day we were supposed to leave at 6 with a pregnant woman who had complications and she was supposed to be transported to a bigger hospital. As no other way than a boat out of there we waited at the harbour at 5:50. But the pregnant woman decided not to go. At 9:30 the doctor got her to move forward and so we moved as well. After a boat, car, boat and car rides I remember the sweat and tiredness on my body. And then there was the next car driver who opened the door for me and said "Senjorita" as I would had high heels and a fancy Gucci bag instead of my muddy boots and a huge backpack. "Gracias" I answered with a wide smile.

5 days ago

Just gapping up all the past moments. Met with Klara - a Czech Republican with who we shared a lot of views. :) Got into the jungle - like so deep that no phone connection was available. Even not electricity. A shaman showed us his knowledge and painted our bodies. We ate his special made chicken from a bamboo. For lunch we gathered 5 coconuts and I opened them with a machete. Now waiting for a boat that is not sure to come in the middle of nowhere next to nothing. :D When I asked for a "banjo" - a bathroom, they showed me everywhere :D

8 days ago

Enjoyed real Peruvian country life in Langui with my friends cousin. Felt like a family member. Angelo made some delicios trout. Enjoyed the mountains around the mermaid lake as they call it. I made them some chocolate cake and we all ate it over the table. Also all the little sisters needed some hairdressing :) Caught 3 fish with a plastic bag thanks to Eveli. Can't even describe how good everyone have been to me here. Thank you world :)

9 October 2016

No words needed
It's not about where you go it is more about how you get there. Live, love, enjoy

7 October 2016

When life gives you avocado then eat it :) butterflies, parrots and avocado everywhere in the dzungel here. Walked 20 km and got to aguas calientes - tomorrow I will see my dream Macchu Picchu :) And can you see a mans face on the last picture made of stone?

4 October 2016

On my way to Macchu Picchu :) The mountains remind me how small we really are and how big and powerful is the mother nature. People here are so nice and welcoming. Played with local kids and forgot all the problems of the world with them. Today staying a night free at a locals home.

3 October 2016

Just enjoying. Found a new friend Angelo and discovered some local places here in Cusco. And YES one picture has an avocado on it - they are huge here :D I just love how all the locals here have all the time in the world. Angelo is a farmer and he is currently waiting for rain and enjoying the moment while the rain will come. So he was very happy just to show me around Cusco Inca trails and mountains.
Hommikuvõimlemine tehtud, duši all käidud, Mama söötis kõhu täis ja tingis mulle odava takso, kust jõudsin paar kiirklõpsu teha. Nüüd kärarikkast Limast ootan lennukit Cuscosse. Muchos gracias Mamale :)

2 October 2016

Kohal! :) Mama backpacker house-is võttis mind Mama isiklikult vastu ja saime mulle kohaliku kõnekaardi. Minu number hetkel: 993289283. Homme Cusco-sse ja siis saab juba loodusvaateid nautima hakata.
Maailm on väike. Inglismaal tutvusin 4 eestlasest maailmaränduriga ja nüüd istun koos nendega juba Lima lennuki peal. 12 tunni pärast algab seiklus Limas! :)

1 October 2016

Esimene samm Lõuna-Ameerika poole tehtud. Saksamaa lennujaamas.
There is always a blue sky, even behind the darkest clouds. Seega kui sügisilm tahab sangpommidega suunurkasid allapoole suruda siis mõtle sellele helesinisele taevale tumedate pilvede taga. Tunneta, et tegelikult just selles hetkes kus oled praegu ei ole midagi tähtsamat kui selle hetke nautimine. See hingetõmme, need helid, lõhnad, tunded, mõtted, su imeline keha, su teadlikkus, sina ise - aksepteeri neid, nad on lahutamatu osa sinu teekonnast. Nüüd vaata uuesti õue - sügis on päris ilus, eks? :)
Siit väravatest läbi ja reis võib alata :)