Peru Travel Stories, Page 16

Pink Underwear

Pink Underwear
The laundry person here in Lima, Peru says he could not remove the pink color from my underwear, I thought to myself,
“They have been Pink now for a year.”

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Lima Peru, South America
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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Against my better judgment, I allow a Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand to wash my clothes. When they returned them, I was happy.
“I was happy to just get my clothes back.”

They washed my underwear in with my red Same, Same, but different shirt, therefore my pink underwear have been pink for a long time.

There is a continuous test of nerves when I take my clothes to the laundry people, I never know what will happen, and sometimes they give me other people’s underwear. I was told in Ghana to watch the women, they will steal my underwear and do some Voodoo so I could never leave them, this could be a good thing or a bad thing...

I am in this nice neighborhood in Lima, Peru, the laundry man felt some shame because he could not get the pink underwear bleached white. I was quite impressed; it is nice to actually have person care about my laundry. I am living outside the tourist bubble, where the real people of the planet care. I do not feel the sucking sound of the tourist traps of the planet here on the outside.

Pink Underwear


Quail Eggs in Peru

Quail Eggs in Peru
I am almostpositive these are photos Quail Eggs for sale near the market area of Peru, then I did this quick, I cannot be sure.

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Cusco Peru, South America
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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The Vendor complete with live Quails ready to lay eggs.



Quail Eggs in Peru



Quail Eggs in Peru



Quail Eggs in Peru



Quail Eggs in Peru



Quail Eggs in Peru

I do believe these eggs are fresh Quail Eggs in Peru, the only challenge to the chicken egg on the planet earth.

Quail Eggs in Peru


The New Size of Boarding Pass

The New Size of Boarding Pass
The E-tickets and computer has finally changed the size of a plane tickets to just the need for a passport, there is no ticket, and The New Size of Boarding Pass is just a piece of paper.

NOTE: You should print out the E-ticket it is amazing, however some airlines want this sheet of printing.

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Cusco Peru, South America
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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This is the front side of The New Size of Boarding Pass, normal stuff like gate, flight number and seat number, they actually will tear a part of this off and make smaller.



This is the back of The New Size of Boarding Pass, which has the my two baggage claims for Star Peru.

I think this ticket is easier to print, more or less just normal roll printer paper that comes a office supply store.

What is a problem with The New Size of Boarding Pass is that is just a piece of paper, feels like a receipt given in any store. I have a tendancy to just tuck in my pocket, not thinking of it as a The New Size of Boarding Pass. I now tuck it inside my passport and it is about he same size, so fits in nicely.

Now if Airport had clocks, life would indeed be simpler, plus a few more electrical plug so I did not have to sit on the floor typing this message in the Cusco, Peru Airport, which seems to have Free WIFI Wireless Internet in the Boarding Area. My plane is starting to board.

The New Size of Boarding Pass


Cusco to Lima Peru

Cusco to Lima Peru
I fly with Starperu.com from Cusco, Peru to Lima, Peru today at 7:30, about a 92 dollar one-hour flight.

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Cusco Peru, South America
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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I already have a reservation for a 15-dollar room in a Hotel in Lima, that is suppose to have WIFI Wireless Internet - (Inalambrico) in my room.
WIFI Wireless Internet Hotel Lima Peru

I am leaving the Qorichaska WIFI Hotel in Cusco Peru that cost me 10 dollars per night in room 26.

Do not get hung up on the words Hostal, Hotel, Posada, Guesthouse, Hospedaje, etc, the words mean nothing to the overall living in the hotel, most hotels are less friendly the more you pay.

I am spending 30 to 50 percent more for rooms for my traveler budget now because of the business need of having WIFI or Internet in my room. This small service cost me this much money to find, I think in the next two years I will be able to go back to my under 10 dollar rate as Hotels are increasing supplying WIFI Wireless Internet Access.

I average about 10-15 per night for rooms, and 5 is easy if I did not use the Internet.

Cusco to Lima Peru


Captive Eye Carabiner

Captive Eye Carabiner
This is a Photo of a Carabiner that can be sown to a backpack and cannot be stolen easily. I am 90 percent sure this type of Carabiner will be incorporated into the design of the Windmill Traveler Backpack I am going to make and sell.
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Cusco Peru, South America
Monday, June 16, 2008
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This is a photo of the type of Carabiner I am interested in buying; a normal one can be taken off the bag or stolen.

I am considering using in two ways, the first idea is to take the shoulder harness and attach at the top and bottom, whereby allowing the straps to be removed easily.

The second idea is maybe to use to hang the bag up in a room or quick attach to the bus, train, or baggage compartments so they can hang securely.

For example, we were sleeping on a boat from Manaus to Iquitos on the Amazon River and it would have been great to hang the bag securely above our Hammocks.

The other time is on a train from Mumbai to Goa I wanted to attach the bag to the screen between compartments and hang above me and not sleep with the bag yet be safe from theft.

I for sure could attach in any Hostel in Europe and lock the bag to the bed or other parts, this Carabiner would allow the bag to hang, then use the locking chain system of the bag to lock the bag.

Captive Eye Carabiner


Side Effects of Stopping Coffee and Sugar

Side Effects of Stopping Coffee and Sugar
I have not drunk coffee or had any concentrated sugar products in about 20 days; it is starting to feel like years.

I have less energy, a little out of sorts, there is no rush in eating, it is just eating to supply energy to my body.

No Processed Food Diet

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Cusco Peru, South America
Sunday, June 15, 2008
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I am losing weight, I do not continually crave food, and convenience stores are just about a waste of time to enter.

I gave up Alcohol Addiction about 20 some years ago, this feels the same, the obsessions, the games played in my head, and there is a constant need to confess to the commitment.

It has been rather easy, I had a moment in my mind, I do not like my body interfering with what I want to do, and I need to be in good shape. However, I never realized how many times I sought a sugar rush, a donut, a piece of candy, a soft drink.

I walked to the market this morning, ate a banana, it felt like pure sugar in my mouth, too strange.

I cannot remember what it is like to get high off Alcohol, I wonder how long before I forget the coffee or sugar rush.

I realize I must talk, tell people what I am doing, I cannot just do this alone, I must share, and I must commit to my friends, family and world that I gave up this Sugar rush.

Two inches or more on the waist in 20 days without trying is good enough for me; another 20 days and I will start to feel mean again.

Note, I had been thinking about going on this diet for about 20 years, I first envisioned it 20 years ago, no processed foods. However, the sugar, salt, coffee and a myriad of other rules have been slowly defined in my head to not have slips or juicy rationalization excuse problems.

I am very grateful the craving of food is minimal; I may be a normal primitive human again, not developed to a level of inadequacy.

I feel sorry for the reader of my blog, I blog about what I am thinking about, this could go on for the next year until my mind fully accepts it has given up the sugar and coffee.

Side Effects of Stopping Coffee and Sugar


Just Say No to USA Tourist

Just Say No to USA Tourist
I should be thankful the price of plane tickets is doubling; I hope they triple or quadruple.

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Cusco Peru, South America
Sunday, June 15, 2008
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I just had to listen to a University Professor from the USA dribble about what he knows of the world from CNN on TV. It makes me ashamed he is from the USA.

I will also be happy the Euro-Trash will be stopping traveling because of increased airfares. It was obvious in Thailand last Christmas that the Europeans have already slowed by 30 percent. I can only hope the prices go higher so less people travel.

I would like it to return to the times when only the strong and capable types went traveling.

I enjoy meeting people in countries like Peru, I do not like to meet my fellow American Citizen, they just are not the
“Right Stuff.”

I have been planning how to travel Africa by land, maybe a good 12-month trip across Africa will help me to appreciate the USA more, I know I cannot stand to listen to the USA or EuroTrash opinions on the world; I need to go where they are still afraid to go.

Africa

This is all I dream about these days, as far away from the USA weak willed dribble as I can get.

I will fly to Thailand, then figure out how to fly to Ghana, or maybe Togo, whereby I will go across Nigeria towards Kenya, then up toward Ethiopia. All the countries the USA do not even know where they are on the map.

Just Say No to USA Tourist


Apple Peeler

Apple Peeler
I am now traveling with and Apple Peeler, maybe it is called a vegetable peeler.
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Cusco Peru, South America
Sunday, June 15, 2008
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I think this is good test for the Vegetarians, I can ask them,
“Do you carry an Apple Peeler?”

I never realized how few fruits and vegetables I ate until I started this no processed food diet. I am more or less a Chicken Eating Vegetarian, never thought about it, but they do not say,
“Fruitarians.”

I do feel most Vegetarians are Fruits…

Nonetheless, I need to stay healthy; I am not carrying a small Apple Peeler. My friend Robert pointed this out, he is a Chef or was a Chef and it make great sense. I have for years carried a little steel spatula so I can cook in Guest Kitchens. I have can openers, matches, lighter and a big cutting knife. I have purchased juicers on occasions but they are rather big, and normally I can convince the woman selling the lemons, oranges, and grapefruit to squeeze them for me.

I have complete cooking setup in my backpack and have carried this for close to 10 years. I can cook with an alcohol cooker, or sometimes I purchase an electric hot plate for five dollars.

I think these cooking utensils are essential too eating healthy and long-term travel. I also cut half my food budget in two, and meet more people when I live in hotels with Kitchens.

I am amazed when a Vegetarian does not cook; it just seems too silly for words.

I now have an Apple Peeler, a small new cooking item for my Travel War Chest.

Apple Peeler