April 17th to 20th 2011
Another Bus ride
Leaving Puerto Lopez at 4.30am I had a 4.5hr bus ride to Guayaquil bus station, where, I hoped, I would find an international bus to Lima. The problem is finding concrete schedules on the net, they just don’t exist. So you have to go off backpacker gossip, blog tales and general hope that you haven’t missed the last one for the next week.
As it turned out I was lucky and there was a bus on the Cruz Del Sur line that left at noon, only a 2hr wait. There was an internet cafe so I grabbed some coffee and headed to pass the time.
Below is a photographic diary of the trip:
I am in the top right window.
Waiting to leave.
Just made it through Ecuadorian Immigration no problems.
The road to Peruvian Immigration.
Another night on the bus.
But first Dinner.
Made it. I have now clocked over 115hrs of bus travel in the past 3.5mths. That is more than the last 33yrs combined.
I didn’t do much in Lima except recover from the trip, repack bags, run a few errands and then prepare to leave again 36hrs after arriving.
The next leg is Australia with a brief stop of 8 days in the US of A. Stay tuned for more adventures…and a few surprises.