Posts tagged "Peru"
The Art Of Boredom: Take A Bus

The Art Of Boredom: Take A Bus

The appeal of long-distance bus travel: you sit and stare, listen to some music and become increasingly bored with your idle state of nothingness. There are articles promoting the art of boredom and if you’ve been wondering how to practice it I suggest you take the bus. There is something oddly satisfactory in being bored...
The hand about to hit

The hand about to hit

The weight of his hand presses down on my head, while his other hand steers the boat down the dark river ahead of us. The two of us are surrounded by the darkness of a beautiful Amazon night, alone in this vast, uninhabited rainforest. His fingers creep to my forehead, and after some slow strokes make...
About a Jungle City and a Boy Who Nearly Drowned

About a Jungle City and a Boy Who Nearly Drowned

Iquitos, a city in the Northern part of the Peruvian Amazon, was my final destination in Peru after having entered the country three weeks earlier from the south. Being in and around this city was as if I had gone to another country (another world!) where life was hot, humid and exotic. Upon arrival it...

Waar ligt de grens?

Met een stempel voor de uittocht uit Bolivia in ons paspoort hoefden we alleen nog maar de grens over te lopen. Een groot hek werd opengerold (voor de bus die achter ons reed) en van de situatie gebruikmakend zetten we gewichtig een grote stap van Bolivia naar Peru. “Zijn we in Peru?!”, riepen we blij...