(Peru) Cycling to Oais

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How will Oasis look? How come water is in middle of the Desert?
I will cycle to find the oasis in the desert!

When I try finding Camera shop to sell my lens, I drop my lens. I sell my broken lens for 8 dollars. If I didn’t drop it, I might get more money.

 

Cloudy

 

No color.. just gray.

 

motorcycle

 

Big drawing on the desert

 

Lonely road

 

I get to the small town before sunset.

 

Nothing on the road

 

The first hostel was too rusty. I find another hostel that it is nice. It is 40sols (15$), but he discounts for me that it is 25 sols (10$). He said some Korean people live in the town. Also he shows me that he has Korean popular music which I don’t know.

 

It is so nice that I can take the shower with hot water.

 

It looks very different between the front and the side. .

 

Cloudy

 

I feel weird about the road.

 

The desert with the sea

 

Can I see the sun at this area?

 

 

When I am hungry, the guy selling bread is passing.

 

I buy some bread from him.

 

This is 5 sol (2 $). In Peru and Ecuador, there is hot sauce on the table, but it is different from Mexico hot sauce which I love so much.

 

Actually it is scary that there is nothing on the road.

 

Where am I?

 

On the desert!

 

gloomy

 

Nice house near the beach

 

Nothing on the road

 

Today I also arrive in some town before sunset. It is Picarones de Yuca. Yuca is like potato. Fried yuca is tasty!

 

I see fried yuca many times around the town.

 

The next day, I see local people who are selling vegetable with donkeys.

 

In the small town

 

Peru’s town

 

The woman selling fruit

 

Many poor towns in Peru

 

Again cloudy road

 

Downhill

 

Not tasty

 

Wow nice color

 

But the true is..

 

It is like grand canyon

 

Before sunset I arrive in a little bit big town. Traffic is terrible. In the picture, the kind of small blueย motorย taxi hits the left side of my bike and run away. I can’t understand why he hits me. Motor taxi is small that he has more space on the lane. He hits me on purpose???

 

When I fall down, I try to jump from my bike not to get injured. I am too upset and cry that he didn’t apologize and run away!!! BAD BAD BAD person!

 

It is fried potatoes andย chicken. It is called Salchi Pollo and 1.5$

 

Famous Inca kola in Peru

 

Too dark in my 5$ hotel

 

The next day I meet Swedish guy who is going to the opposite side.

 

I usually get water from local people. But this time water is really strange. I get sick with that water.

 

I have a stomachache. It is weird that local people said water is drinkable.

 

Today it is sunny because I am riding at the desert. But it is too hot.

 

It is so fantastic.

 

I find small grocery, but I can’t bring my bike because of sand.

 

I decide not to get water from the people in Peru. There is no restaurant that I can only buy snacks and water. The owner gives me fried fish.

 

Kind owner

 

Tamal for lunch

 

farmers

 

I cycle to Huacachina which is the town of the desert.

 

It is so big dune.

 

Many people sit on the middle of the dune.

 

I am so embarrassed that there is no empty room. I visit almost 10 hostels. I just heard that it is on holiday. Later I find the room. It is 8$ and nice to me.

 

Buggy tour for 30 sol (11$)

 

It is totally gorgeous desert.

 

It is amazing.

 

Sanding bord

 

It is so exciting!!!

 

Pretty

 

It is so extremely fun to take the car.

 

It is fun tour.

 

This is Oasis.

 

(Photo is from internet) Do you know why Oasis, water is on the desert? Wind makes sand move and it makes hole between deserts. The top is sand, blue is water and the last one is land.

 

Do you know why it is too cold in the desert?

Sand can’t keep heat and also there is no cloud which hold heat.

 

Sunset in the desert

 

In the night, I climb to the top. It is too hard because feet is burying on the sand. You know I fail climbing high mount. But this time I succeed to climb!

 

There are no people so that I feel safe. I will remember the time which I look at the star on the desert forever.

 

There is the moon so that I can’t see many stars. But it is still so beautiful.

 

The next day

 

Legend holds that the lagoon was created when a beautiful native princess was apprehended at her bath by a young hunter. She fled, leaving the pool of water she had been bathing in to become the lagoon. The folds of her mantle, streaming behind her as she ran, became the surrounding sand dunes. And the woman herself is rumored to still live in the oasis as a mermaid.

 

It is so peaceful.

 

There is much fish. I heard that the depth of water is 4 or 5 meters (16 ft).

 

Local people get fish from the lagoon.

 

2.6 sol is almost 1 dollar. Meal on the road is usually 5 sol to 8 sol. I think 100 sol is too big in Peru. Sometimes I have problem with 100 sol when I buy something, because people don’t have the change.

 

Beer of Peru

 

My lunch

 

I rode a bike for four days to find Oasis. And I take the rest for 3 days in the Oasis.
It is so fantastic, beautiful, pretty and lovely place.
I have had so many hard experiences. But I can’t give up traveling, because sometimes I get to Oases on the road.


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  • wow fantastic!!! This is Peter, I don’t know if you remember me. I am the Australian guy who gave you a book in Mexico City. Love your photos and following your journey.. Good luck with everything. Saludos de Mรฉxico

    • Hello Peter,
      Of course, I remember you :) I read the book you gave me and I had so much fun with that. It is glad to see you at here. Are you in Mexico City? How is it going?? Thank you for visiting my website :)

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