Taking the bus that would take me to the sunny north, can't wait long... :P

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it was there for me ;)
Wasn't I recently in Mancora? So, why going there again so soon... well... it was getting cooler in Lima and I wanted some sun. So spending some sunny and fun days with friends in the Peruvian paradise was so tempting. I know I'm weak, I couldn't refuse this idea.

A TB, Craig, was in Lima about a week ago and we talked about the possibility of meeting in Mancora. Well, he was supposed to travel through the country and finally arrive there, but he was missing the beach so much that he ended up going straight there, hahaha. Me? Well, I had to spend mother's day in Lima and work, but I could go there for the weekend.
leaving the bus station
Furthermore, a friend was going to Mancora too, yay! The more the merrier! Craig and me were in touch the whole time he was there, he would be the local this time, hahaha.

It would be my 3rd time in Mancora, but 1st time I'd go there by bus. That would be a looong journey: about 16 hours!!! Bus was cheaper than flying, but I decided to pay for a not so cheap bus, since the drive would last long. Actually Craig took the same and told me the service was great and it was really comfy. I wouldn't have any problems since I'm petite :P

Morning was crazy. I woke up early, worked for a while, went to the gym, worked again, had lunch with the family - an aunt had birthday - packed and it was time to leave. Packing was simple, how much do I need for a couple of days? Just my backpack with summer clothes, my laptop (because I was working, hehehe), Ipod, camera, chargers, cellphone, books and tan lotion! I took a cab to the station and was ready to leave.
Cono Norte
I was sad about leaving Gunther, but had to be honest that was happy at same time, not about Gunther, about sunny beach :)

This was the 1st time I'd use this bus company and they are really good. I'm writing a review about them. The station was very nice and they were very punctual. Sweet! I found a blanket and pillow in my seat and what was better, nobody would sit next to me, which meant extra space for my loooong legs, hahaha.

We left Lima at 4:30pm. They even lent you books for read during the journey, at same time they were playing movies. I started to read, but was thinking about my "to do" list for Mancora: 1- getting tan (have to be tan in Lima), 2- tattoo, 3- fun and relax. We left the station and the parts of Lima I know. We moved to the north of Lima, which belongs to the city but it's a bit far away and so different, wow! My city is a city of contrasts!!!!

I never hang out there.
leaving Lima...
.. and remembered why... around 6pm they gave us a snack. I was reading the book they lent me, but it was so depressing and boring. The title was "behind close doors" but it was about domestic violence, what an awful plot! I have already watched the movie they were playing "La vita รจ bella" but I like this movie and preferred to watch it 1000 times over that depressing book... They stopped stop in a security control stop for a long time, about 40min... then we reassumed the bus drive. Incredible we were still in Lima...

It was funny how the thermometer/clock in the front indicated when somebody was using the WC, hahaha. Well, I was enjoying my big seat. Getting comfy, when they announced they were serving dinner. At 9pm, dinner was served. How nice! I call this good service, hehehe.
my pillow :)
They gave us a drink - no alcohol was allowed - chicken with potatoes and rice and dessert. Also offered a hot drink ;)

Then they turned off the lights and played this movie "Australia". I haven't watched it, but listened to not so flattering reviews about it. Anyway, I gave it the benefit of the doubt and decided to check it. Result: I fall sleep, oooops! Sorry, it was really long although the first part was ok... anyway, sleeping sounded like a perfect way to kill the hours before arriving to the paradise!!! I went to be earlier than usual :P
yadilitta says:
but definitely, you can see my reflection on the ipod, hehehe. who else has a pink camera? matching the pink ipod and pink hair clip, hahaha
Posted on: May 23, 2009
Lord_Mike says:
I see some fingers on an IPod, but no Ambassador!
Posted on: May 23, 2009
yadilitta says:
yes, it is! I love it too!!! how long are you gonna stay in Peru? and because it's low season is not crowded, perfect!
Posted on: May 22, 2009
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it was there for me ;)
it was there for me ;)
leaving the bus station
leaving the bus station
Cono Norte
Cono Norte
leaving Lima...
leaving Lima...
my pillow :)
my pillow :)
bus ticket!!! yay!!!
bus ticket!!! yay!!!
the station
the station
my seat, number 14...
my seat, number 14...
love this thermometer which also w…
love this thermometer which also …
San Borja streets
San Borja streets
National Library
National Library
love this clock :)
love this clock :)
north of Lima - Cono Norte
north of Lima - Cono Norte
another view of Cono Norte
another view of Cono Norte
a snack...
a snack...
Cono Norte, so different from wher…
Cono Norte, so different from whe…
they also have casinos here!
they also have casinos here!
leaving Lima
leaving Lima
my dinner, yummy!
my dinner, yummy!
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