Travel days sux0rs.
27.04.2009 - 30.04.2009 28 °C
The following is an email I sent to a certain travelmate I left behind in Bolivia.. Shameless duplication.
I am not having fun trying to get to Quito... Was horribly sick on the bus to Cusco, was even sicker next day (shivering, aching and dozing off in the high altitude UV rays in Plaza de Armas for a few hours), got to Tumbes after a day of airport-ing, took a sketchy taxi out, crashed for a night (watched American TV all night, actually...) and this morning went through two hours of taxi-ing about to get through the customs and trying to figure out the buses around here. Get to take the 9:30 PM overnight bus tonight, getting there around 7 am on the fourth day of travelling from La Paz. (Five if you count the one from Rurrenabaque.) Hopefully the bus company won´t ship off my luggage somewhere in the meanwhile! I think that would be a little traumatic right now.
To add insult to injury, I got USD 40 switched to counterfeit by two Peruvians in the meanwhile. Sigh. At least in compensation for this tragic loss, all I had to spend money on food were a packet of crackers, water and 10 Bolivianos worth of cookies in the last three days due to the sharp drop in appetite. I guess it all kind of balances out. Hopefully my return trip will work out better in logistics. Plus, the con-men complimented my Spanish.