Shamen shakes

Trip Start Oct 01, 2009
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Peru  , Piura,
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Decided to get a move on from Ecuador although not seeing it as much I would like to. I wanted to see Peru in sufficient time so travelled through Cuenca and the border, which was a real treat with these sneaky Peruvians.........I told him that I needed a stamp out of Ecuador but he still insisted on taking me to the Peruvian border which is 8 km apart and it allows him to make more money. So I went back and stamped to return to Peru.  Later he tried to scam more money out of me, I gave him 5 dollars (which is still quite a lot here) and told him to take a hike.

Stopped off in Piura the night before making headway to Huancabamba where the Shamans live.  I had soup today......

¨Waitress, Waitress there is a claw in my soup¨,
¨Yes, this is a restaurant not a joke, that is your lunch!¨
I sat there laughing to myself she must have thought I was a mad man!

There is one failing in any Shaman and that is the affinity with fibbing, and cactus and drink.
He was a funny little chubby guy with a round face. Telling me I would get special treatment for extra, which in the end I did not pay, I did not get the speciality.  With perfume he spat on us and made me throw talc all over myself (I think that's what the extra treatment was for). Then finishing the long haul in the cubical with 6 Gringos and 5 locals, all of which got none of the attention we did, which boosts my scepticism, were carted off to the Black Lake for cleansing!!!! 

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vickicooper on

Did you lose the razor you bought in Venezuela?

jangu on

The soup looks good! (Yuck)

sis on

there's a rat on your face, what are you gonna do, there's a rat on your face, what are you gonna do......


I have had a claw in my soup too... chicken feet to be is quite tasty...i hope you enjoyed look cool..

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