Peru Travel Stories, Page 6

Candles Matches and Lighter Travel Tip

Candles Matches and Lighter Travel Tip
When a person goes to jungle they cannot depend on electricity for lights, it is good to have a few candles. What is more important is to places them in a location easily accessible in the dark.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Thursday, January 29, 2009
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I place these candles on a 2 x 4 wall support to the left of the entrance door to my room, I can find this is the dark of night. Flashlights are good, but candle work better for reading or providing enough light for getting dressed or preparing the bed for sleeping.

Candles Matches and Lighter Travel Tip


Brue Peru Auberge

Brue Peru Auberge
I am in a great free room here in Brue, Peru, my mosquito net is working great, I have a bed, I have friendly neighbors and life is great. The municipality of Breu provides free rooms to guests, truly a great room for the price.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Thursday, January 29, 2009
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This is truly a great room for the jungle, it as screens on the windows, I am still using my great mosquito net; however this is a superb room for the jungle.



The outside of the free housing offered by the village of Breu to guest, January 2009.

Brue Peru Auberge


Flight to Breu, Peru in the Clouds

Flight to Breu, Peru in the Clouds
It started raining about four o’clock in Pucallpa, Peru; this is when I remembered I do not like bouncing planes. I started to imagine the plane jumping up and down in the air, and me getting motion sick.

The rain continued for about an hours as the staff of North American Airline started to debate whether to leave or stay, in the end the Pilot by the name of Otto said, “we go.” and we went.

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Breu, Peru
Isolated Tribes Expedition 2010
Yurua River a feed river to Amazon River
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Less than five minutes after we left the ground, we also stopped seeing farms or houses, all was replace by dense forest and large meandering rivers.



The airplanes felt like it was in a cloud half the time, truly a great experience and a nice trip to the small village of Brue, Peru close to the Border of Brazil.

We landed in a grass field full of water; it was strange feeling to hit puddles of water as we landed. They water would come shooting along he side of the plane fully blocking our view at time, a couple of weaves back and forth and we landed.



Arriving at the village of Breu, Peru



The plane after landing on a grass airstrip full of water.

About 50 children and many young men welcomed us and women, very few adult were there to meet us, it was a pleasant feeling to see so many children.

I am not the first Gringo to this village, it is obvious this place has had it share of foreigners; the locals did not rush me, or act as if anything was strange.

Flight to Breu, Peru in the Clouds


Fun at Pucallpa Airport

Fun at Pucallpa Airport
I went to the Pucallpa, Airport today at 9:00 am, and I returned to the Hotel to eat at 1:30 pm. The plane is now scheduled to leave at 3:00 pm this afternoon. The municipality of Breu spent about there hours weighing in Cargo.

I weighed in at 87 Kilos
My Travel Bag was 19.3 Kilos
I believe they pay about 4 Soles per Kilo, I paid 450 Soles for a one way ticket.

What was interesting was the Beer and Satellite Equipment.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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This Beer is being checked into at the Pucallpa, Peru airport for the fight to Breu. They told me this Beer sells for 60 soles per 12 pack in Breu.



Beer going down the conveyor belt in the Pucallpa, Peru Airport



I have yet to understand this satellite equipment, there was also about eight televisions being sent to Breu, Peru. There was about 15 car batteries loaded on the plane, as I understand there is a generator that provides electricity to the village from 6-10 pm at night.

Breu is not the farthest point on the map; it is about three to four villages back from the most remote village I have heard of on the Yurua River. I will soon learn how to travel upstream by gas power Peca Peca Canoe or some form of Boat.

I leave not again for the Airport, this time I hope I leave, the airport is hot and sticky, and I am ready to leave.

Isolated Peru Tribes Expedition 2010

Fun at Pucallpa Airport


Another try for a Plane to Breu Today

Another try for a Plane to Breu Today
I am supposed to be at the Pucallpa, Airport again today at 9:00 am, I do hope it leaves today, sitting around in airports is frustrating.

Ok, I hope there is an satellite internet connection in Breu, however life is not a certainty, just a probability.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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If there is a connection, I will try to Blog from Breu, if there is not a Satellite Internet Connection than I will be back online when the plane returns from Breu, this could be from one to three weeks.

Yo me voy ala aeropuerto de Pucallpa, Peru para un avion ala Brue ahorrita,

Gracias, Chao desde Andres desde Estados Unidos

Another try for a Plane to Breu Today


Pucallpa the Banana and Platonos City

Pucallpa the Banana and Platonos City
Here are photos of a statue with Bananas on his back, and a real person with Bananas on his back.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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You would see this statue as you entered Pucallpa on the road from the Airport to your Hotel. There is a bundle of Bananas or Platanos on the back of the man, this statue truly does represent the city of Pucallpa.



Down at the docks of Pucallpa, Peru on the Ucayali River you can see men continuously carrying bundles of Bananas and Platonos from the boats onto the land.

My feeling is most travels and tourist wish to ignore or avoid getting up close and personal to these workers. There is real beauty in watching these men and women work hard, it is working and living by doing work that is needed. I am able to respect for these workers easier than for example than a lawyer or accountant.

If you read about Pucallpa, Peru, may Bloggers will focus on the dirt and dust aspect of the city, failing to understand why a person should visit the Amazon River. This is real life, simple; authentic it is not pretentious, what you see is what you get.

People travel to find their fantasy worlds, however to enjoy traveling you must enjoy the real world, full of noise, dust and grime, making it your friend, up close and personal, or just stay in Europe...

Food, - Agro-Tourism

Pucallpa the Banana and Platonos City


Filter Your Email Travel Tip

Filter Your Email Travel Tip

This is to use less bandwidth and click faster, it is not always needed, however when you have slow connections in remote areas or often in Africa email filters are needed, I then work by downloading all my emails, I do not work online.

An email filter searches for words in an email, if these words are used; the email is diverted to a folder you have chosen. I have 50 filters with my Yahoo Mail account; I am using all of them and wish I had 150 more.

This is to save bandwidth when online, I am going to the Jungle, and they probably have an expensive and slow connection if they even have a connection. I will not have time to deal with sites like Facebook.com, Twitter, and other close to irrelevant emails so I am filtering them.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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When I signed up a few week ago for Facebook.com and Twitter, this was my worry, they would send me incredible amounts of emails, and I was correct. However, I also already knew how to filter my emails so was confident I could deal with this type of mess.

The Bulk Box or the Spam Box of your account is a filter, it searches for certain configurations of words that defines an email as spam and diverts it to the Spam Box.

The problem with filters is they are not perfect, and an important email can be diverted into the box.

I will get online in the city of Breu, check my inbox, delete all irrelevant emails, I will check the filter boxes, and move over to the inbox if needed. I will then download the emails to with my email client Foxmail. I will then send all my emails; I will be online as little as possible.

I have done this many times, it is possible to do everything I need to do and even Blog a couple of times in less than 15 minutes. If you are wished to practice, you need to see if you can do all your business with a connection of less than 15-30 minutes per day.

Photos, I have a permanent filter that diverts JPG, PNG, ZIP, GIF, DOC, or any type of attachment. It takes a lot of bandwidth to download your best friend’s photos, it is not easy to move these photos with a slow connection, and they must be moved prior to me getting on to check my emails.

Internet, - Email Fax Telephone, - Mobile Office

Filter Your Email Travel Tip


Plane Cancelled Because of Robbery

Plane Cancelled Because of Robbery
I finally discovered why the plane was cancelled yesterday; someone entered the Municipality of Breu office here in Pucallpa, Peru with a pistol and robbed three men working in the office. The workers are fine, they were busy making police reports and dealing with all the problems. The mobile phone of the coordinator was stolen, therefore I was not able to call him, and I finally walked over to the office.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
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The plane is supposed to leave today; they are supposed to call me. Waiting for Latinos to call me makes me feel weak and insecure; it is like waiting for Santa Claus to come when you do not believe in Santa Claus. You want to show hope, but you know there is a problem.

There is always lots of positive thinking in the Latino world, however what actual happens is often less than expected.

Peru Culture, - Airplane

Plane Cancelled Because of Robbery