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day 87

mancora, peru

Not much to report. Made it down to Mancora with Drew, the two bus rides totalled about 8 hours but we had a 8 hour layover in a random border town. We got there around 5pm only to find out the bus to Mancora left at midnight. We wasted a couple hours then went back hoping for some good news that the bus was early, but got the opposite -- it wasnt going to come until 1 am. So we spent 8 hours sitting in the park, getting ice cream, eating shwarma (the guy was really cool, gave us a huge discount), walking around town (not that there was anything to see),going on the internet, and hanging out at the ice cream place because it fortunately had a TV. I got a hot chocolate there which was a terrible decision, the milk down here is weird... havent had any pretty much the whole time down here and I didnt even think about it being in the hot chocolate. Anyways, the rest of the layover was pretty miserable for me because my stomach was not down with the milk. Mom, good thing you loaded me with peptobismal.

We ended up getting into Mancora at like 4am on Friday night /saturday morning.

So we´ve been here forrr like 5 days? Im working as a bartender at Kokopelli for free accommodation and 40 percent off food and drinks. Its about a five minute walk to the beach. Mancora is really small, theres basically one main street and then another street off of it that leads to the beach and has a bunch of stores and restaurants on it. Things are cheap here, you can get a menu del dia for less than 10 soles, which is 4 dollars and its more than enough food. Been eating lots of ceviche, I miss the Ecuadorian ceviche though... Weather is beautiful here though, sunny all day everyday. And I get to walk barefoot !! Love it.

Everyone here is really nice. Theres like 7 other volunteers and they are all really cool, very friendly and welcoming, I already feel comfortable and at home here. The vibe is really relaxed, working is kind of joke. For example, Im ´working´right now. Things are sooo slow. We have five or six 6 hour shifts a week, im four hours into one and there is literally no one here. Kokopelli is pretty relaxed, most people go to Loki, another hostal like a 3 minute walk down the road, to hang out. The pool there is like 3 times as big and theres just a lot more space. I usually go there to hang out just so I dont spend all my time at Kokopelli. This probably isnt interesting at all but Im just so bored. I could clean or do something productive but to be honest Id rather just be bored and write uninteresting things here.

Hmmmm. I dont even have any more uninteresting things to say.... I guess Im going to go....

Posted by alexascamp 12:39 Archived in Peru

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