We left Banos and headed south on the Pan-American Highway. I love driving days. I get to be offline for hours at a time.
Plus you always get to see the craziest shit driving down here.
Is that Jesus on the horizon???
What’s up YO,
My God is bigger than your God…
No time to stop though, not even for a 5 story tall Christ. I’ve been hella stoked to get to Northern Peru, and I’m on a mission. There’s this little wave there called Chicama.
After listening to surfers spray about this wave for 6 months, I’ve deduced that it must be one of the top 20 2nd longest lefts in the world. (Yeah, I’m getting this sport figured out fast.)
We’re still days away from Peru though. Stevie really wanted to stop off in the old colonial city of Cuenca.
And I’m glad she talked me into it. This is a beautiful city that ranks up there with Antigua, Guatemala and Cartagena, Colombia.
Stevie spent the last couple days taking pictures of all the churches and going to museums. I hung in the hostel and worked. 🙁
(Dear fellow travelers: I highly suggest going to the Museo Pumapung. It features an entire floor of colorfully animated dioramas displaying costumes, tools, and life-scenes from a wide range of Ecuador’s diverse indigenous groups, one of which includes five shrunken heads from the Shuar culture. Super fascinating! They wouldn’t allow cameras, so I have no photos to share. Just trust me and go! -Stevie)
Cholas Cuencanas dressed in their traditional and colorful attire at Parque Calderon, one of the most beautiful central parks we have seen
Kiki in front of the ‘new’ cathedral
Miss Kiki at the flower market
The ‘old’ cathedral
Backside of the ‘new’ cathedral
We’re heading south again. We’ve got yet another border to cross, and yet another flag to add to the van. I’m really excited for Peru.
Cada dia es mejor – TREE