AMERICA – This is what i travelled around in. It’s a mustang convertable 4.9 V6. It went like stink up to 110 then cut out.
TIKAL RUINS – This fuck off terantula decides it likes the look of the guides shoes and closes in for a closer look.
BRAZIL – Pele’s footprint – Mighty smelly
I’ve entered a couple for the wanderlust competition in the hope I might win some free flights or a camera.
You can find the competition on their wbsite, its’ open to all, if you have some old travel photos that might win a prize.
One of my old skool friends won last year, not that i’ve knobbled the judges or anything.
Don’t enter my photo’s or I’ll sue you for copyright.
Here are some travel tips for those planning a trip to south america.
1- NEVER ARRIVE AT NIGHT – chances are you’ll be making those gruelling 20 hour plus bus journeys, the last thing you want is to be wandering round a strange town with all your stuff at the dead of night.
2- YOU WILL GET ROBBED – depending on your outlook, this may be funny, mildly annoying or a personal tragedy. Keep you passport and sexually integrity intact, these things are more difficult to replace.
3- BRING A RUCKSACK NOT A SUITCASE – it may have handles, but I’m afraid that won’t cut it. Lima doesn’t have a Marriott, holiday inn, motel 8 or McDonald’s. Expect to get sand in your wheels and strange looks.
my advice buy a nice purple rucksack (like mine :)).
4- LEARN TO SPEAK SPANISH – better than waving your arms around, you can make friends and get yourself out of trouble, converse in shops etc. etc.
it costs nothing.
Am back in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Catch a plane tommorrow.
At least you would think so..
In reality its just not the case.
There is really very little do.
The United States of south America based on trickle down economics is a dirty, dangerous place with little to offer apart from beaches, forest and some diverse nature which can be seen in other parts of South AMERICA at a lesser cost and under better conditions.
Just thought I’d let you know.
My camera is fucked.
I am going to have to fly to Venezuela.
There is a Pentax service center their.
I can drop there and hang around the Colombian border.