Taking the bus that would take me to the sunny north, can't wait long... :P
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May 14th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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