Our goal when we moved into the van two years ago was to drive to the tip of South America, to a place called Tierra Del Fuego (Land Of Fire). We intended to spend a year tooling around North America, and then a year driving south to our destination.
Tierra Del Fuego is really far south. As far as latitude, it’s about the equivalent of being in the far northern territories of Canada. Because of this fact we had planned to arrive in the dead of their summer, which was supposed to be this coming February, (remember that the seasons are reversed down here).
At this point, for a variety of reasons, we’ve determined that there is no way we’re going to make it there by this February. That means we now have a whole year to kill before next summer. This fact actually fits perfectly into our plan to SLOW DOWN!
As many of you know, about 8 months ago we changed the plan from driving the Pan American Highway to driving around the world (read more about that plan here). We expect that to take us no less than 8-10 years, so our life has transformed from “traveling slow” to “slow living”.
And so, for the first time in 2 years we’ve rented an apartment!
Our new pad is on a month to month lease and is located in the town of Haunchaco in northern Peru. We plan to say for at least 60 days, maybe longer. We chose this location for the following reasons…
1) Proximity to the beach and to world class surfing – the apartment is on the beach and there is an incredible wave right out front. The apartment is also only 54 minutes to Chicama, the longest wave in the world.
2) Proximity to an airport – only a 10 minute and $3 cab ride away. This means that people can actually come visit us.
3) Modern amenities – 5 minutes from a huge super market, good restaurants, and hot water.
4) Weather – we’re going into summer here and it’s beautiful
The apartment itself rocks. In addition to the living room above, we have a full kitchen and laundry room. We have our own washing machine, which if you’ve ever been south of the border is a HUGE bonus…
We have a great office space, better know as Outdoorplay remote headquarters, and there is smokin fast wifi…
We have luxury guest quarters complete with two singles that can be pushed together to create… you guessed it, a DOUBLE!
And we have our own master bedroom.
Not shown in the photos is a balcony deck that comes off the guest room, and a roof top terrace that faces the ocean. The terrace is perfect for checking out the waves every day.
Total price for this amazing apartment located on the beach in a surfing mecca?
$345 per month
We were told we paid too much, but how do you complain about that price?
So, to all you people who have been saying you’re coming to visit us, get on it. There won’t be a better location, especially for surfing.
We’ll be posted up here for a while. Visit dates are on a first come first serve basis. My Mom just arrived, so no new visitors until Nov 5th.
Fly into Lima, then on to Trujillo. We’ll pick you up at arrivals.
BYODB – (bring your own damn board). Just kidding, there are actually a dozen surf shops with really good rental boards, so you don’t even need to fly a deck.
Out – TREE