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Goodbye South America…

Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on April 18, 2011

It’s been an interesting few months here in South America – Buenos Aires was OK, not as cool as we thought it was but given the distance, a damn sight cooler than Sydney in Australia, at least they speak a different language and are only fifteen years behind us from a fashion point of view. Peru has been fantastic and I would certainly like to come back to this part of South America to explore – everything you’ve heard about Machu Picchu is true – it’s stunning.

We’ve met some great people whilst away, really interesting individuals and couples most of whom we’ll keep in contact with (you know who you are…) We didn’t get to see that much more but we’re grateful for the flavour we have had. Tonight’s our last night – tomorrow we fly via LA, Hong Kong before meeting our friends Lisa & Jamie (recently engaged too so it’s going to be a great few weeks with those guys!)

So, goodbye South America and…


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Back to Lima, next stop Vietnam

Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on April 18, 2011

Well, South America is almost behind us and we’re back in Lima – in next couple of days we’ll be boarding a Cathy Pacific flight to Vietnam via Los Angeles and Honk Kong and whilst LA doesn’t really appeal, we’re definitely going to try to get some feet on the ground in HK…

Having been in Cuzco for the last couple of weeks – a beautiful city in the mountains, surrounded by lovely architecture and everything on our doorstep, it’s definitely a wake up call being back in the City. Thankfully, we’ve opted to stay in the Barrio of Barranco rather than Miraflores, which if truth be told was a bit of dump. Barranco is another district of Lima and has quite a nice feel to it – the beach is close, the restaurants we’ve found are packed with locals and we’re quite happy to be here.

We did make a mistake with our first hostel (this was after Rich & Lucy stole our booking for where we are now) Our first place was like a converted lunatic asylum – a really expensive room, with a skylight for a window (with bars) and nobody else staying there – we left pretty sharpish!

We’re now staying at Barranco Backpackers which is owned by a Bermondsey Boy called Chris he’s been living here for the last several years and has already recommended a good couple of restaurants (Canta Rana and also Muelles.) Staying here and being in Barranco is a fitting end to our time in South America.

We finally said goodbye (and good riddance) to Rich and Lucy both of whom are continuing North – we’ll hook up again next time we’re in the UK.

Apparently, Ho Chi Minh is a Son of a Bitch – we’re about to find out…

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On the wall, Barranco Lima

Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on April 17, 2011

A few pieces next door to our Hostel:

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