Peru Travel Stories, Page 18

Just Give Me One More Day

Just Give Me One More Day
I never want to stop traveling, I become nervous when my web site earning slows, I have made a travelers bargain,

“I will do most any task the road request, if you just give me one more day.”

I was reading Wades Blog from Prague, Czech Republic, as he try to travel on very little money.

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Cusco Peru, South America
Thursday, June 12, 2008
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This is a good read, I am happy for Wade as he negotiated seven days of living in Prague. Here is his post, a Vagabond learning now to work and travel.

Earning My Keep in Prague

Just Give Me One More Day


Cusco Peru Weather

Cusco Peru Weather
Cusco, Peru has a rating of four-wool blanket today, June 12, 2008; there are many reasons to stay in bed until the Tropical Sun cooks off the mountain cold. I think the weight of the blankets is cutting off my blood supply…

41 Degrees Fahrenheit about 5 Celsius, I am living in a brick Cave room. I wish I was a tourist so I could have delusionals and enjoy this cold as being some conquest of the mountain, unneeded hardship to endure, going primitive for no reasons.

3,300 Meter (10,800 Feet) above Sea Level.
13°30′30″S 71°58′20″W

Cold Four Blanket nights, and a sweatshirt day, with a few gringos walking around in Shorts looking silly.

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Cusco Peru, South America
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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It is a humorous twist of marketing when somehow the world decides to pay to walk in mountains. Mountains are free, they are for the most part unwanted children, and nobody cares about them. After looking at a mountain for a few days, what do you do with it, you cannot farm it, it is more a less an obstruction in the path, I always say, people who live on mountains should walk until they are out of the mountains, use some common sense.

Cusco is a beautiful city, the market is great, and there are plenty of interesting corners to gaze upon.

I found it interesting the invasion of Massage Girls here in Cusco, I was offered 10 to 20 time a massage for 20-30 Soles, about 6-10 U.S. Dollars. This is about one days pay for a Peruvian person, so good money for the girls, if they do not have to give it all to the boss. I do not remember these girls in the last to trips to Cusco, Peru.

I have only entered the Tourist Area one times because it was in the way on my walk back home from interesting places.

I truly have problems with tourist dressed up in their tourist hiking uniforms; they are stereotypically identically dressed, very predictable bunch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cusco

Cusco Peru Weather


Front Pack Backpack Observation

Front Pack Backpack Observation
Fat people carry a lot of weight on the front of their body.

I have two Kelty 3100 Backpacks; soon to be modified I hope into something that works better for travel. I have been loading the one bag heavier than the other has; it has books, tools, cooking gear inside my blue plastic bucket that protects the bag and the contents.

If I carry the heavier bag on the front, it feels more comfortable.

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Cusco Peru, South America
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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I believe ideally they would be balanced in weight, similar to a seesaw, counterbalancing of weight. The distribution of weight allows me to walk normally and not hunched over as I do when I have only one heavy bag.

I was thinking, I see may very large men who have bellies weighing more than my backpacks. If a normal 6 Foot, maybe 180-Centimeter man weighed 170, he would be more or less normal. If however this man weights 250, he is carrying the bulk of his extra weight on the front of his body, not on his back. The body is a machine I do not argue with, if it somehow feels that fat should be carried on the front of the body and who am I to disagree with a machine that makes a computer look simple.

If a 250-pound man subtracts 170 it equals 80 Pounds, the man carries this weight on the front in his belly, this is roughly the same amount of weight as both of my bags when I am fully loaded.

When, I am traveling by plane from location to location, as I have for the last couple of months, I must offload about 20-30 pounds to get under the 30-kilo check in weight allowed, sometimes less, sometime more.

One Kilos is 2.2 pounds, I more or less just take 80 pound and divide it by two to say I am carrying 40 Kilos in an on the fly guess-estimation.

Most of the world carries heavy items with a flat bamboo board with the weight hanging on balance, or for smaller loads on the top of their heads with is very balanced, and needs to be to walk.

Another observation or experience is that I have strained my back the most when slinging the backpack to hang on my back, the twisting motion can really exert a power strain on the back, I now almost never sling my bag, I just sit it on a table and step into the bag, not because I cannot twisting, sling it over my back, it just alleviate the possibility of straining my back and have pain for week because of un-needed method of loading my bag onto my back.

I would think a person should be able to pick up their bag about 10 times and put on their front or they may be too weak for weight they are carrying.

I suppose somewhere on the internet there is a table with ages, sizes, and body builds that would give a recommendation of how much weight a person should be able to carry.

Front Pack Backpack Observation


Woke up on Lima Airport Floor

Woke up on Lima Airport Floor
When you wake up and find your sleep on a cold tile floor in Lima, Peru, for me, I need a shot, I thought of Johnny Cash.

“Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds
I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down
I went right home and I went to bed
I stuck that lovin' .44 beneath my head"

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Lima, Peru Airport Floor
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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I need a shot of coffee.
I need a short of sugar
I need a rush.

How to jolt my system, give my self a jerk from low gear, let off the clutch and surge into the day.

I gave up the coffee, I gave up the sugar, I gave up some of my best friends, my best addictions, and I have stripped my world of every artificially produced endorphin rush…

Time to up the ante, increase the intake of real life.

Woke up on Lima Airport Floor


Peruvian Tribes Explained as Los Calatos

Peruvian Tribes Explained as Los Calatos
In many discussions in Pucallpa about Isolated Tribe, 90 percent of the time in the Spanish language, the one identifier used consistently when explaining Isolated Tribes in the Ucayali headwater to the Amazon River area near Pucallpa was the word Los Calatos.

Los Calatos or those with no clothes.

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Pucallpa, Peru on Ucayali -Amazon River
Friday, June 6, 2008
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I found it intriguing when you take off the politically correct, the many labels, and enter normal language between people what was the common way of explaining the less civilized people in this area of the world.

There is status that is connected to clothing, whether a tie, a suit, a King dressed like a King or a chief like a chief, the status of human development can be categorized by clothing, makeup, tattoos, hairstyle, according the cultural norms.

I enjoy dressing below what maybe could be my status; it allows me to suck out the truth from people who believe they are higher status, when they compare my clothing to theirs. Or in my mind often lower status. I feel the protection of status by clothing is a just a façade for people who need to protect their self-esteem.

A truly funny game this need for status, which is the obsession of 90 percent of people.

Peruvian Tribes Explained as Los Calatos


Travel Haircut Tip

Travel Haircut Tip
I despise getting my rather long hair cut in other countries, so I have developed a method of cutting it myself.

There are problems when you give yourself a haircut, besides not being able to find a mirror with a light that works in the minus one star hotels I live in…

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Pucallpa, Peru on Ucayali -Amazon River
Monday, June 9, 2008
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When I get a haircut in Peru, I would look like a Peru boy, they really do not understand…

When I get a haircut in Philippines, I would look like a Philippines boy; they just are not on the same wavelength.

People have a country style, not easy to change a country.

I have been cutting my hair now for a couple of years; however, I have stopped giving myself big haircuts. Instead, I have my scissors packed in the shower bag; I have started giving myself little trim jobs ones per week or when I feel a need.

This stop the over-zealous, let us cut it off, keep trying until it looks semi-crazy haircuts I gave myself before.

Just choose a problem, and give it a nick, slowly over weeks the haircut starts to look better.

Travel Haircut Tip


House of the Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun
A surrealistic moment in time, looking at the new day as the sun is trying to push away the morning mist over the river, I am tripping my way back towards a more normal world when I passed this Hospedaje blasting the words of the song,
“House of the Rising Sun,” in Spanish.

I thought, somebody is watching me, there are always eyes…

The House of the Rising Sun
“And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.”



The House of the Rising Sun, a boom boom drinking house type establishment on the waters of Ucayali or Amazon River in Pucallpa, Peru.

A videos is below, turn on max volume please.

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Pucallpa, Peru on Ucayali -Amazon River
Monday, June 9, 2008
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The sun is about two hours up over the boats unloading.



People waiting for boats, who knows for what, it is Sunday morning, the sun is rising, the people are looking around their world.



A boat out of water is a sad thing…



Buzzard waiting for fish and other scraps to be thrown their way.



I stumble away from the House of the Rising Sun, pass another convenient set up, a few tables of beer, a babe or two and rooms for 10 soles, about 3 U.S. dollars for as long as needed.



Her mother a nice lady, asked her daughter to go show me a room.



She says she is 22, I think she lies, this is a nice girl, not the other type, she is Angelina.

The House of the Rising Sun
“And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.”

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Lyrics to:

House Of The Rising Sun
By The Doors

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Risin' Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
And God, I know I'm one.

My mother was a tailor.
She sewed my new blue jeans.
My father was a gamblin' man
Down in New Orleans.

Now, the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time that he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk

Oh, Mother, tell your children
Not to do what I have done.
Spend your lives in sin and misery
In the house of the risin' sun.

Well, I've got one foot on the platform.
the other foot on the train.
I'm goin' back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain.

Well, there is a house in New Orleans
They call the Risin' Sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy.
And God, I know I'm one.

House Of The Rising Sun


Isolated Peru Tribes Expedition

Isolated Peru Tribes Expedition

This page is the table of contents page for an expedition to study isolated tribes in the Breu area of Peru near the Brazil border.

I am organizing an expedition starting on --- "When I can organize a Film Crew and pay for it.", if you are interested in joining please click here to contact Andy

This page will be updated as new information is gathered.

I went to the airport today, talked with a couple of Airlines who can fly a group of about six to Patiti. We have room for 3-4 people for this trip, it looks to cost between 2000 - 3000 USA Dollars per person, plus the cost to fly to Peru.

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Pucallpa, Peru on Ucayali -Amazon River
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We would fly into Patiti, Peru around January 15, 2010 then go by Peca Peca gas powered canoe away from any known villages for a day or two, hoping to find signs of life, then return to Patiti. Then canoe to Breu passing through some very on the edge of the planet villages. Once in Breu, call to Pucallpa for a plane to pick us up.

I hope to find Anthropology and Ethnology experts, a Movie Maker, a Photographer, and maybe a person that understands Animals and Plants of Peru. I am sure some University types may be up for some Indian Jones type adventure! I will be taking a BGAN Satellite Internet access system along to post daily photos and information.

If you know a person that fits one of these descriptions and you think he or she can canoe and live in the jungle for 20 days, please forward this blog post. Thanks

Andy in Pucallpa, Peru




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I have visted Breu already, I want to return. Andy Graham
-- I have Blogged about this numerous times, please look at many photos:
Photo by Andy Graham Breu, Peru

1 - TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
<Isolated Peru Tribes Expedition

BREU PERU INTERNET PAGES
More Than Just Fish - The Peruvian Amazon The Wonderful People of Breu

FUNDING OF EXPEDITIONS

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
nsf.gov - National Science Foundation - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

GUIDES IN PUCALLPA PERU
Map to Less Civilized Tribe

HIGHWAY FROM BRAZIL TO PERU THEY ARE TRYING TO STOP
Brazil Government Threatens Uncontacted Amazon Tribe with a Highway EarthFirst.com

MAPS AND FACTS
Breu Map Peru Google Satellite Maps
Gobierno Regional de Ucayali
Instituto Geográfico Nacional Topgraphical Maps
Ucayali Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ucayali River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NEUTRAL OPINIONS
Brazil Government Threatens Uncontacted Amazon Tribe with a Highway EarthFirst.com

REALISTIC ARTICLES WRITTEN
Singing to the Plants Uncontacted Tribes

SCIENCE

ICHTHYOLOGY
Ichthyology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NATUAL HISTORY MUSEUM IN LIMA PERU
Museo de Historia Natural . UNMSM

THE HOAX
Blog - Survival International
Savage Minds Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog » Are there ‘uncontacted tribes’ The short answer No.
Secret of the 'lost' Amazon tribe that wasn't World news The Observer
Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Actually Known for Decades

I am organizing an expedition starting on January 15, 2009, if you are interested in joining please click here to contact Andy

Isolated Peru Tribes Expedition



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