Getting scared by evil birds...
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July 4th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
Finally, it was about 8:30am when we got ready and went to get breakfast. I was looking for fruit and Shawn for a cup of coffee. We saw a kiosk offering organic coffee the night before, but it was closed. While we were walking I saw another restaurant recommended on LP, we'd go there for lunch or dinner. Anyway, we went to another kiosk and asked for fruit salad and sandwiches for Shawn. While they were preparing our meal, we'd go to take a look for coffee in the nearby.
While we were looking for coffee, Shawn discovered a small place not on the main road, but on a side street, which advertised "desserts".
When we were entering, the old and sweet lady that ran the place, told us that we'd be the last customers. I thought we'd be the last customers for breakfast, but no: they were closing business. How sad! We asked for 2 cups of coffee, which was really good, she made it by herself, the whole process including toasting the grains, wow!
This cafe was her son's, but business didn't go as good as expected. So, they'd close. The son wasn't feeling that bad about it, but when he thought about the walls and all the messages on them written by all the people who visited this place, he got so sad.
Time to leave, to the park? Not yet, first breakfast part II, hahaha. We went to the kiosk and our fruit salads were ready. The girl came with them and then brought 2 sandwiches. Mmm, I didn't order any, but Shawn did it, hahaha. The 2 were for him OMG! I should have asked the girl not to put watermelon on mine. I was about suggesting Shawn to exchange my watermelon for some of his pineapple or melon, but he doesn't like watermelon either, and asking him for his pineapple would have been a big mistake.
I broke the ice, when I asked the girls if I could get a picture of me inside the kiosk. They found it hilarious and even gave me tips to get a funnier picture, like holding the fruits. Actually Judith say: "take the guineo" Guineo? what's that? well, they call guineo to the bananas, hahaha. We don't use that word in Peruvian Spanish, hahaha. Well, it turned to be that the kiosk was also a tour operator - multitask! I told Judith that we'd go for a trekking to El Pital community but want to do some whale watching when we were back. She told me they have a tour in the afternoon and that we could join it, mmm. Good idea!
Well, it was time to go to El Pital now. It wouldn't be a long drive, but not knowing how to go it might make it last longer, hehehe.
Finally we arrived to El Pital, saw a tourist cabin but nobody was there. The only person we saw was a woman at the comunal laundry, mmm. Would that stop us? No way! We decided to park next to the cabin and do the trekking by ourselves. How difficult could it be? There was a sign about the trekking "Golden Ball" or "Bola de Oro", following it you can admire the flora, fauna and see the community.
At the start of the trekking, we were able to see some houses and how people live there. The houses were small and they are in the middle of the forest, awesome! It was so peaceful there, we were able to listen to the silence, hahaha. It was easy to follow the path. I was just enjoying watching houses, but didn't see many people, just a few and a girl at a window. I waved to her and she did it too.
We kept on walking and the houses were disappearing while we were getting more into the forest. The first animals I saw were huge ants! Shawn was the leader now. Has he been here before? No, not even 4 yeas ago, but I think I'd be safer if he went first, hehehe. Just in case ;)
We weren't sure how long we'd walk.
But it didn't take long until this excitement turned into worry, hahaha. We kept on walking listening the birds. That bird wasn't alone, there were at least 6 of them! OMG! and they sounded and saw so evil!!! I was thinking those things could easily carry me, hahaha. I stopped and told Shawn, there was no way I'd keep on going. I just realized we were in the middle of nowhere with these evil birds above us and it was smelling like a dead animal. Help!!! hahaha.
Shawn agreed and we started our way back to the car. He was teasing me about the fact we should have kept on going a bit more, just to see what happens. What? no way! hahaha. In our way back I saw the little girl and she recognized me and waved first this time. Sweet!
We drove back to town and this time, it didn't take long. As a good guide Shawn showed me the surroundings before, lol. Our Whale Watching tour was scheduled for 2 pm and it was noon, so we had plenty of time. Better having lunch before the tour and just in case I'd buy a pill against motion sickness, hehehe.
We went to one of the restaurants in my list "Rey Hoja". It was on the Malecon. I ordered the specialty of the house: "Encocado de Camaron" shrimp with a coconut sauce and Shawn got the "Chicharron de camaron" Fried Shrimp.
Then we walked to the Handicraft market. I wanted to find a magnet, but no luck... Went to the hotel quickly and we had a minifridge, so I left the cakes we got earlier there. Ok, it was almost 2 o'clock, so go back to our multitask kiosk and decided to rest at the beach before starting the whale watching adventure, yay!!!!
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