the country of the big sights in South America - the Nazca lines, Machu Picchu, Titikaklake. For Tobi was the Titikakalake since his childhood a faszinating word and place, who knows why and Machu Picchu is faszinating since we saw the first picture. After packaging our christmas present and the start of our personally vendetta we went from Lima to Nazca and Cusco to the Titikakalake. The data about the streets are in hours and not in kilometers and you should calculate quite good otherwise you can camp at 4200 m. We only can say, that we have been rarely after so less movement been short of breeth. We are feeling the hights, because we are continuly at about 3800 m. Climp the steps and running is hard for the lung, because she trys to get oxygen, but there is not enough.
On the other side Peru is disappointing. On the entrence of each city is a huge garbage dump in front and on the end as well. The houses are mostly in bad condition as we know it from the Eastern Bloc in Europe. Only that the Peruians not even plastering the stones or put on colour. Very often you get the impression, they did something till the point you can use it and than they just leave it. If a house is plastered and painted than only the front side. We have been prepared that they are poor. But we have not been prepared, that the entrence fees are so high, which we think is a huge contrast.
Other countrys, other conventions.
Our christmas present a Honda Transalp at Cruz del Sur on the way to Arequipa.
Left: Christmas in Lima and this without Nürnberger Lebkuchen (ginger bread) - UNIMAGINABLE
Reight: Our vendetta for christmas - roast pork.
Left: Our christmas dinner at Rodrigos home (from left: Daniel, Rodrigo, Christine, Tobias)
Reight: Joachim with wife, he made for us the contact to Lima Moto Club.
Lima Center Lima Miraflores
The differences could not be bigger between countryside and city.
And the traffic is the absolutly horror. Who things in Italy they are driving chaotic, this is 10 times as much worse.
Rodrigo accompany us out of the city. Panamerikana - boring but famous.
Plaster and painting? And above are still iron rods for finishing the buildings. Finishing in 10 years?
Left: From Piura to Nazka on the side of the Panamerikana are huge chicken farms.
Reight: Sunset at the oase Huacachina.
From there you can do lots of things like driving buggy or sand boarding.
On the way to Nazka. The worldwide biggest sand dune.
South America or Australia? Nazka
The lines of Nazka from the airplane: Kolibri Monkey
Left: At the cemetery from Chauchilla. The mummies are more centuries old and in very good condition. The mummies are not in a museum, they are in the totaly dry dessert.
Camping at 4200 Meter at the highlands of the Andes. Visit in the morning - Alpaka Lamas.
Left: On the way from Nazka to Cusko, a absolutly enormous area - landscape and road. For 600 Km we needed 15 hours. Curve on Curve, the profile of the front tire was rid off.
Rechts: Christine got in Cusko ea new cast - she was not happy, but if it helps.
New years eve in Cusko
Cusko City: Plaza de Armas
Tja, Machu Picchu welcomes us with deep clouds, rain and fog.
Reight: How the Inkas could make the stones fiiting like that till now noone knows.
In the late afternoon it was luckily getting clearer.
Left: The reverse of the tourist flow - 200 USD per person you have to pay, if you want to go from Cusko to Machu Picchu. If you think, that one meal costs in a market hall 1 USD = 3 Soles we can not imagine in which relation that could be. At other sights it is a shame but it is similar. The cathedral in Cusko costs 25 Soles, the Secet Vally 120 Soles. Machu Picchu was enough for our budget.
Reight: After we came back from Machu Picchu we were with Philipp and Veronique (unterwegs mit einer Susuki V-Strom) in the Norton Rats Tavern - super burger for 10 Soles, only to compare with entry fees.
First kuddle, than he wanted more.... - na na.
In Chucuito at a Inka ruine - fertility temple
Who with the Lama dances. Towers from Sillustani - Inka cemetery.
Visit at the reed islands of the Uros.
Chicken soup different style - yes these are foots. The classics in Peru - Coca Tee and Inka Kola.
One chicken is rarely lonly.
A few pictures from the road:
Village in the dessert? Toilet at a petrol station.
Taxi - yes there are 3 sheeps inside.