That’s it, we have crossed our 11th country in a bit more than 6 months… We have been through Bolivia in 3 weeks enjoying a great country, cheap, fun with a lot of new experience and encounters.
We arrived on this Mardi 30th of April in Cusco, our first Peruvian stop.
Our journey from Bolivia is quite simple and straight forward as you can see on the map below :
From Copacabana, we took the 12.30pm bus direct to Puno where we have decided not to stop.
From there, we bought a new ticket for Cusco leaving Puno at 4pm, so around less than an hour after arriving there.
They tell you in Copacabana that you should arrive in Cusco around 10pm… Indeed… We got there at midnighit-ish.
Take note that all the peruvian buses are equipped with a speed control system. « Perfect » is my initial réaction.. These buses should be safer is what I said to Caroline. True. The system is in fact a bell that rings everytime the speed is over 90km/hr. Everyone can hear it both the passengers and the drivers. Except that the driver spent most time driving above 90km/hr (91 to 95 to be accurate)… I let you imagine how noisy was the bus trip.. Not sure we will be able to cope with this during our month in Peru.
Passed midnight we arrived in Cusco.
Again something that you develop when you travel around the world : trusting other. Other not being your work colleague or someone you met a few times in the street, bus or train. No, this someone I talked about is someone you don’t know nothing, you don’t even know the country he is coming from (except few stuff you have read in the Lonely Planet or Wikipidia), the culture he lives around, etc…
And tonight, this someone is your taxi driver, waiting for you at passed midnight in a quite fresh night…
And around him, there is plenty of them, running around, asking you for a taxi, an hostel where you can sleep, anyting.
So we go finally with one of them as he looks good.
After withdrawing local currency (The nuevas soles), arriving at the hostel, getting in the room along with our 4 bags weighting in total 54kgs, uploading the photos on wordpress and finalizing the latest post of the blog, it is already 3am
Tomorrow morning we will be (should be) ready to go and discover Cusco, an historical town full of culture and tradition.
Will the Peruvian nicer than the Bolivian ? Wil Peru will be as exciting Boliva was ?
The answers soon.
Good night and blog you soon