Woke up by a rooster and its friends... pfff

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my mess, hehehe
I fall asleep so quickly... was so tired... was sleeping so good until... a rooster started to crow, oh no! It wouldn't have been so bad, but it was still dark. It was about 4:30am!!!! Crazy rooster!!! I tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't do it easily. It was warm and I started to feel the mosquito bites... I was about going back to sleep, but the rooster wasn't alone! His friends (parrots & other birds) started to sing too. A whole zoo!!! hahaha. Finally after almost 1 hour I could sleep again, uffff.

I got up around 9 and went to look for internet. There was a computer at the hotel, but it looked so old... I walked back to the town. I found a cibercafe and while I was checking my email (because I was working, hehehe), a guy approached.
time to swim
I recognized that face. He was in the plane when we were flying to Piura. He asked me: "sorry, didn't I see you on the plane?" me: "well, I guess so..." he: "weren't you at the bar last night too?" me: "mmm, yes (note: are you following me? - creepy!)" he: "where are you staying?" me:"here around...". He introduced himself and since Mancora is sooooo big, we might meet again at some point, mmm.

I went back to the hostel and we were ready to go to the beach. Took the tan lotion and was ready to go. The day was gorgeous. It was sunny and really warm, but the water was so refreshing, splash!!! Why did I have my cellphone with me? Well, to use the alarm for sunbathing. There's a whole system for it: 30min front, 30min back and keep on turning, hahaha.
going into the hostel...
Well, it was almost 1pm when we went back to the hostel. Needed to give my skin a break. I could reassume this duty later, hehehe.

We arrived to the hostel. This place is so laid back, that although we arrived last night we hadn't checked in, hahaha. And what was funnier was they didn't care, hahaha. I love this atmosphere, so laid back and without worries, nice! Nobody was working at reception. Just the girl who works at the kitchen was around. She asked me if I had breakfast, since it was included. I told her I didn't, but it was too late to serve it now :( Oh well, nevermind... After taking a refreshing shower, we decided to get something for lunch - actually it would be more like brunch since we didn't have anything to eat, hahaha.

There's a "shopping center" in Mancora, hahaha.
nice lobby...
Actually it's not a shopping center, but they called it like that. It's more about a mini food court with some restaurants, but it's open. So, we ordered a salad and cebiche in one place and got beers from another one. After a fresh and tasty lunch, walked around the shopping center and checked the waves... well, they looked better than earlier, but still not that great. I wasn't worried at all since surfing wasn't part of my plans, hehehe.

Ok, it was time to go back to the beach, yay! After stopping at the hotel to pick up the surfboard and get ready, we were back at the beach. More sunbathing for me :) The beach look so empty and quiet. Usually it's crowded, but right now there were not many people there. There are always handicrafts vendors and I wanted to get something for my ankle, so when someone came around offering his merchandise I made him stop.
Pedrito telling stories...
Well, there weren't many potential customers, so he sat down and we started to chat, lol. He was telling me, everyone at the town was looking forward to the next week (Easter), so it would get crowded again. Pedrito - that was his name - was really funny and was telling me about the life style at this laid back town, all the people he had seen there and how the town changed in the past few years.

My friend was surfing, although the waves weren't the best. Finally we went back to the hostel when it started to get a bit windy and dark, which was about 6:30pm. I took a shower and was a bit sleepy, but didn't want to sleep. I would like to be really tired later, so I wouldn't feel the annoying rooster again, hahaha. While we were having lunch, I asked the guy at the bar at what time the soccer match between Peru and Brasil would take place.
holding the sword, hahaha
It was at 8pm. Although I didn't have big expectations for the game, we decided to go to the bar and watch it. I went a bit before, just to check my email and see what was going on in the rest of the world.

What a surprise! Peru lost against Brasil. It was 3:0, ouch! But it wasn't as bad as for an Argentinean guy who was almost crying after watching his team lost against Bolivia 6:1, pffff. At the end of the game I was looking for caipirinhas, hahaha. Ok, if town was empty the night before, tonight it was even emptier... I guess, people didn't feel in the mood of party after that disaster of match... Well, I'm not such a big soccer fan, so it didn't hurt me that much.

Bars looked so empty and we ended going to a small restaurant that looked really nice and according to my friend had the best grilled octopus. And it was right. This was so tender and tasty, yummy! We kept on walking for a bit more and went back to the hostel, ready to sleep and just hopping the rooster would sleep longer this night, hehehe.
yadilitta says:
yep, ich mag Strand sehr!!!!!
Posted on: Apr 08, 2009
lauro says:
was?!! das ist wirklich ein beach wetter! ich mags! ^_^
Posted on: Apr 08, 2009
yadilitta says:
mmm, 33C
Posted on: Apr 08, 2009
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my mess, hehehe
my mess, hehehe
time to swim
time to swim
going into the hostel...
going into the hostel...
nice lobby...
nice lobby...
Pedrito telling stories...
Pedrito telling stories...
holding the sword, hahaha
holding the sword, hahaha
view from the bungalow
view from the bungalow
dont throw garbage, yes keep it c…
don't throw garbage, yes keep it …
I loved this laid back spirit
I loved this laid back spirit
cute signs...
cute signs...
splash!
splash!
the sword, hahaha
the sword, hahaha
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