Peru Travel Stories, Page 8

Extreme Travel in to Breu Peru

Extreme Travel in to Breu Peru
It is difficult to leave the normal Backpacker or Tourist paths; a person truly needs to study countries to leave these paths. This trip to Breu, Peru close to the Border of Brazil by small airplane is emotionally different. There are trips to these places, however solo travel is not normal, normally these trips are done by organized groups.

I have traveled into remote and isolated areas of Iraq, Africa, Indian and South America, where I knew few travelers visited.

What is Extreme Travel?

“I think extreme starts when you cannot find the person in front of you, or the person behind you. Where no amount of talk seems to convince others to go with you, it seems outside their realm of thought, or consideration.

It’s only your dream… Then you do it.

Alone, without the safety net”
- Andy of HoboTraveler.com December 11, 2001 - Ecuador

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Monday, January 26, 2009
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The trip to Breu is “Extreme” to me, I do not know when I will return from the village of Breu, Peru. I fly on a plane that only leaves when it wants too, and I wait in the village until an Airplane returns. If for example it started to rain and continued for four weeks, I will be staying in Breu for four weeks.

Normally when we travel, we can go forward, and then if there is confusion we can turn around and go back. The safety net is land transportation that connects most of the planet. When I take trips on rivers it feels a little different, you know you are going to another port where you will again be on a normal Backpacker or Tourist path.

The path is a dead end, although I may be wrong, I heard news of a Brazilian Traveler who was going to Breu, and then going downriver to Brazil, this would be an excellent trip. More or less flying into isolation and traveling downriver to less isolated area.

A tribe or indigenous group becomes increasing isolated as you travel upriver. Breu is not isolated, I think it is a community, I want plan another trip that goes further upriver until nobody is following me, and I want to go where few people have gone. This is truly a difficult task to achieve, the world is explored, there are only remote areas, I am not sure anyone can call themselves a true explorer; this is being a little sensationalistic.

I realized while I was typing this, the groups of people who went there in June or July to categorize fish had a good reason. I am here in Rainy season when the river is higher, they went to Breu when the river was low and chartered a plane, they controlled their plane trip, and they optimized their chances of having a schedule. They went in the dry season when the grass airstrip would be solid and safer; I am going in the rainy season when the river is higher. I am trying to find a path up the Yurua River to destination easier reached when the river is high. I guess they were thinking about the plane, I am thinking about the river.

Adventure Travel is when there exists the possibility of being killed, it is always possible to be killed, but Adventure travel greatly increases the odds. There are ways to always minimize the odds, normally by making a huge project of a something, taking many people, flying in on charter planes, and throwing money around making sure everyone profits greatly by your presence, hiring the guides and involving many of the locals.

Isolated Peru Tribes Expedition 2010, - Extreme Travel, - Adventure Travel

Extreme Travel in to Breu Peru


My Vision of Latina Girls

My Vision of Latina Girls
There is always a first image in my mind when I think of cultures; there are also first visions when I think of the girls of the culture. I was watching television here in Spanish when a commercial came on, at that moment I knew this commercial was my true vision and oldest memory of Latina Girls.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Sunday, January 25, 2009
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This is an advertisement for a special Bra that helps women push up their breast to extreme levels. I truly started to laugh when I saw the commercial on television; for sure, the Latinas like to push up their breast.

The developed world looks at the underdeveloped often as if everyone is begging for money, some myth perpetuated because for the first time in their life they saw a beggar. The truth is, countries like Peru are the same as any other country, they think about fashion, clothes, music, they play with their cell photos.

Fashions are extremely prevalent in any country on the planet, the desire to look good is universal, and so is envy.

The Extreme Bra
http://www.xtbra.com/



The mannequin here shows the ideal women in this culture, note I am trying to get a real example, my luck has been bad.

Fashion, - Peru Fashions

My Vision of Latina Girls


The Prime Directive of Travel Industry

The Prime Directive of Travel Industry
Travel Tip

The prime directive of Travelers or Tourists is to enjoy themselves.

What is the prime directive of the Travel Industry?

“To convinced you to pay incredible amounts of money and enjoyed it.”

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Sunday, January 25, 2009
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An intuitive and intelligent read or the HoboTraveler.com Travel Journal wrote a great comment:

I sometimes go to "resort" type places to SCUBA when time is tight and money is not. I have run into situations where the "bellhop" insists on carrying my bag and gets mad when I do not let him. I am told that it is his job to carry my bag, he works for tips. If I let him take my bag, I am supposed to tip him. If I do not let him take my bag, I am somehow "cheating" him. F* that.
- No Tipping in Developing World

The Prime Directive of the Travel Industry is…

“To convinced you to pay incredible amounts of money and enjoyed it.”

They accomplish this by shaming you, only a cheap person would say it was expensive.

“Never complain, or you are not a First Class Traveler.”

If you have traveled the planet, then you know how class systems destroys countries. Why do people insist on maintaining class systems?

Money, - Budget, - Travel Industry

The Prime Directive of Travel Industry


A Smile Opens Doors Photography Travel Tip

A Smile Opens Doors Photography Travel Tip
How does one get the best photos? How did I get permission to take the photo below? I never ask, I smile and it opens the door.

A nod of the head, a wink, a smile, all are polite ways to ask permission for a great photo.

I never ask permission with words, the best way to hear the word no in many languages. If you make the picture a big deal, then so will the locals.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Saturday, January 24, 2009
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Dindi Girl in Benin West Africa

I took this photo in Benin, West Africa, this girl was walking down the path and the pure beauty of the girl overwhelmed me. She did not speak French, so I was truly without words. I smiled and she smiled, I took a few pictures of this warm smile.

I am not sure if I can teach people to smile, I am not sure we can insert passion into a Photographer. However, sometimes we need a reminder to smile.

Photography

A Smile Opens Doors Photography Travel Tip


If No Rain if the Plane if Full it Leaves for Breu

If No Rain if the Plane if Full it Leaves for Breu
I have collected all the gear and money I need for a couple of weeks in the Breu on the Yurua, River one step closer to the Isolated Tribes near the border of Brazil here in Peru, this is the same area as they showed on those videos last year on television.

Now I wait for a plane to leave, the plane lands on a grass runway, therefore it cannot rain for a couple of days. The next problem is they need to fill up the plane, if they do not have enough passengers they wait until there is enough.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Saturday, January 24, 2009
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I am ready, my checklist of needed gear is purchased and waiting, soon I will soon show a video and pictures of the gear.

I am doing reconnaissance, I can get close this year, and next year I can get closer. Actually, I could get very close whenever I like, however it takes an ungodly amount of money to do trips fast, I do not have the money for fast travel, I must go slow, the slower a person travels, the cheaper it is, fast travel is expensive.

Isolated Tribes Expedition Peru

If No Rain if the Plane if Full it Leaves for Breu


Name of Bananas in Peru

Name of Bananas in Peru
Amanda a nice girl and intuitive explained the words she uses to describe the Bananas she sells. She did this without a push or shove, which is the normal problem of learning about food. When I ask questions about food, they normally say,
“you want it or not?”

The world is preoccupied with making money, too busy to try to explain the product.
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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Saturday, January 24, 2009
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Muquichi
Manzana - I know this means Apple.
Banana Colorado
Plaano Isla
Seda - I think this is the one we eat in the USA
Platano, not really a Banana, a relative use more for cooking

This Photo cost me 5 Soles; I gave Amanda 5 Soles about triple the cost of any of the Bananas. I explained to her in Spanish that tourist wish to understand, and this is more valuable than the Bananas to us.



Amada is on the left, her sister is on the right, I forget her name.

I often laugh when I read articles on the internet, I know many people spend hours choosing the words and faking the information, the truth is travel is messy, impossible to remember all my life.

Food, - Nature

Name of Bananas in Peru


Jan 24 2009 is a Sad Day for Me

Jan 24 2009 is a Sad Day for Me
I have lived a good life, and I have stepped in a lot of shit. When I was younger, I was part of the fast crowd of drinkers and partiers who believed they were the “in crowd.”

I wanted to become a Real Estate investor; I purchased over 60 homes, became a Broker for 14 years and sold as many as 88 properties in one year, I had it all, I lost it all.

I left to travel, I now think I was running away from these past lives, I wanted a complete breach; I wanted a divorce from my life.

I was willing to leave everything; I was willing to do anything to escape my life.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Saturday, January 24, 2009
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I am happy to say, the life of drinking and partying is a distant memory, I have a hard time believing I ever drank, my alcoholism cost me 100 time more than the benefits, I have not drank alcohol for over 20 plus years, I think it is 22.

I escaped this lie.

I am happy to say, I have nothing to do with Real Estate, and when I was in Guatemala, I got to relieve old memories of this horrible business. I think I want nothing to do with it.

I escaped the lie.

I was a Philosophy Major in University, I delusionally thought this would lead me to the path of righteousness. Instead, it felt like a club of humans talking about life, but never living a life.

Travel has been my salvation; there is a beauty in meeting people of other countries for the first time that fills up the hollow spots in my chest.

However, the more I read other travelers stories, the more I am forced to accept I am some form of weird travel writer. I have almost against my will become a member of another club.

Drinkers believe their lies.

Real Estate agents are huge liars, I was not, but by being part of this club, I was labeled a liar, I was guilty by association.

Travel Journalgers are liars, I have again joined a club, a group, a mentality of human who all agree that the truth and reality shall not be respected. I have always know Travel Writers were liars, I thought the Bloggers better, I was wrong.

I do not lie; it is not my nature, I Blog and make internet pages to earn money. I write this Blog because it feels good to explain my life, to be held accountable for my actions. To know I am responsible for my life, because I shared it with others.

I search the planet for an “Honest Critic,” friends who strive to be good, who want to accept the world on the worlds terms, friends who do not want to edit reality to make others happy. I want friends who keep their eyes open and see the beauty of reality.

What is this fascination with editing reality, the real world is enough, it does not need editing, it is good life, and we do not need to sensationalize travel.

It is a sad day for me, I know I am part of this club of Travel Journalgers, I am guilty by association, again in my life I have got shit on me, how will I clean this up?

God is good; it is people who are not.
Travel is good; it is people who are not.

I sometimes think of Jesus on the cross, as I understand it, he looked down at the mass of people who all agreed to kill him and said, “forgive them God; they know not what they do.”

Jan 24 2009 is a Sad Day for Me


My Understanding of Blogs

My Understanding of Blogs
Since the first of the year, I have spent about two hours per day reading Travel Journals, and today it hit me…

If I compare myselft to the majority writers of well-known Travel Journals, I know nothing about the world of Travel Journals.

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Pucallpa, Peru
Ucayali River or Amazon River
Friday, January 23, 2009
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Travel does not interfere with writing; I have written 95 percent of 4300 Blog posts offline without a connection. However, Travel does interfere with reading Travel Journals and understanding all the things people do with their Blogs.

I will say this, there are some people out there determined to be famous.

My Understanding of Blogs