Adventures in Perú - Crossing the border & más

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Aguas Verdes, Perú - Juanny & abuelito

What a pain in the butt!!  For the first time ever, crossing the border was hell!  We finally got to the border town on the Ecuadorian side, when we were told that its immigration office was located on the other side of town!

Luckily we got picked up by a couple who kindly enough dropped us off there to get our passports stamped for exit.

Then we had to head back to where we were, only to learn that the Peruvian immigration office is another 3 km away!  And of course, everyone was trying to get us to ride in their taxi or what have you.  

All around us Peruvians were yelling and actually quite aggressive.  I was a bit surprised because I’d always thought that they were calm people.  I guess I was wrong!

Compared to Ecuadorians, Peruvians seem to be quite bold and mean.

Aguas Verdes, Perú - In a moto-taxi
 Anyway, we finally got to where we had to go, got our passports stamped and were on our way.  

Let’s hope it doesn’t keep on this way because I don’t want Arnaud thinking this is what Peru is like!!

Je dois vous dire quand même, que l’Equateur est le pays pour l’instant, où faire du stop, a été le plus facile. Donc je remercie tous les Equatoriens qui nous ont pris.

Mon premier pas au Pérou. Ça fait tellement longtemps que j’en entends parler, et quelle déception, les gens qui crient, essayant de nous faire peur pour prendre notre argent, « n’allez pas par là, c’est dangereux, prenez un taxi c’est mieux, 5 soles !! » Quelle bande de menteurs !! 

Et de plus quelle horreur de traverser cette frontière, les bureaux de migrations sont très mal disposées, et surtout très loin. Mais bon, dans toutes les frontières c’est le bordel !!

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