I've 2 random Peru men's phone numbers and I'm in a hotel room with a girl! How does that work?! Haha!! OK, so I finally have arrived in Peru. Memories of when I was in Ecuador a few years ago are flooding back to me. South America (to put it bluntly) is full of perverts! Being a single, blonde, whie female EVERYONE and i mean every man, every other second whistles at you, say 'hola! or bascially chats you up. It's kinda creepy! Today (my first full day in Lima I had a great lie in and waddled around. There are police on every corner of the main centre of Lima, so it's kinda safe. I was very proud as I went to the post office and sent a package back to home! I know that sounds lame, but if you know w*** all Spanish it's a hard thing to do. I asked peolpe where th epost office was (in spanish), asked if I could buy a jiffy bag, needed to get photocopies of my passport for some reason to send a package home and finally did it! ;o) I can get through in Peru! HURRAH!! After that, I deserved some icecream - there were icecream shops everywhere (some looking like someones livingroom or stairway!). Nice! Headed over to a bridge (still having every other second a guy perving, beeping his car horn or sumthing).....and this short, suited fat guy started chatting me up with no English and me with no Spanish. It amused me. He bought be an orange juice from a street vender and asked me to lunch! I said erm...."no gracias" and fobbed him off with a fake cell phone number ;o) I enjoyed my free drink! Next I went back over the bridge to the main plaza in Lima and no sooner had I been there for 2 minutes this other guy (skinny and bowl haircut) approached me and started speaking great English - I want to learn Spainish, so we eneded up sat down (with police verywhere in the main plaza) and teaching each other our languages...was kinda cool. He ended up buying me lunch (potatoes with sauce and some beef and rice thing). Then took me to a bank as I needed Peru money (I thought I only needed US dollars). He paid for lunch though. Another freebie nice!! He kept saying "your hair is like the color of the beacah and your eyes like the sea...I have a 3 floored house and I live alone"...... it was at this point (although he meant well, I thought I kinda had to get out of the freebie thing). I said I had to meet Amigos at 4pm, so he had 20min with me where he wanted to show me this Peru Inca museum thing..... I then went,.."thanks mucho gracias"....left!
Got back to the hostel and WEndy had arrived (someone on my trip I'd chatted to on FB before I left) - walked to the Plaza (as she just got in an wanted to see abit of Lima) had a meeting about the trip then 6 of us newbies went out for food (at an Italian! haha) BUT I did have an 'inca' pizza (with corn (big thing in Peru)) and Inca Cola (it's like cream soda!). Nice! Tomorrow up at 5.30am....WTF....as we're off to some islands and sand surfing ;o)
The trip yesterday in was interesting - Colombia airport was confusing and thats when I realised again I speak really rubbish Spainish. Guy next to me on my flight from colombia to Peru was well rude to me about having a blanket on my lap (I pretty much passed out from Vallium (for my arm) as soon as I got on the plane AND I'd been up since 4am!!!)) prat. He said "god does is really matter that you have that blanket". He woke me up to tell me that. d*ck. I then kept nudging him (with my good arm to annoy him) mahahaha!! ok... Once I got to Peru it took a whole to find my taxi to pick me up and I met up with others on the trip. We went out for grub by the sea (via a scary taxi drive), drunk then another scary taxi drive to THE street everything happens on (but not ona sunday night!) Was pretty lame......it was a club we ended up in that was pumping out 90's tunes (but not good ones) and that annoying old tune 'gasolina'. Very wrong! So far - Peru = Perverts and great Inca pizzas!