The only objective today was to drive past Lima. The capital of Peru is notorious for pretty bad traffic jams, so we left with low expectations for a smooth drive. The first challenge was to get out of the national park in the thick fog. The narrow road led us down to the Panamerican Highway.
The traffic in Lima turned out to be pretty bad – even though it’s Saturday today – but we escaped without any scratches. The city stretches out over 70km along the highway, so we stopped for lunch as soon as we made it through. Two burgers from a roadside vendor did the trick nicely!
As we were driving along the coastline again and the weather cleared up, we went looking for camping options a bit earlier than usual. We stopped at a restaurant ‘Mirasur’ and Marijke asked if we could park and camp on their grounds. As they let us stay for free we returned the favour by having an early dinner – in the fanciest restaurant we have been to since Las Vegas.
Patrick had the ‘canchito al cilindro’… as pork roast seems to be the traditional Saturday dish around here!
Marijke had ‘chupe de camarones al estile sureno’… we are by the seaside after all!
We enjoyed the free internet, had a cool beer and when it started getting windy we retreated to the car…
The summer wind, came blowin’ in from across the sea
It lingered there to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts and the summer wind