Aloha Peru!

Another border crossing goes down without incident.

I cannot believe we’ve driven all the way to Peru!!!

This was one of the weirdest border crossings we’ve done. It was HUGE. There were giant official looking modern buildings everywhere, but they were all empty. There was hardly any traffic, yet there were dozens of police and officials just lingering around.

Despite the lack of crowds and abundance of officials, it took way longer than it should have to get across.

We want to stay in Peru for at least 6 months, maybe longer.  I tried to negotiate a visa longer than 90 days, but we were shut down. We’ll have to drive the van all the way back to a border and cross for a day to renew our visas and vehicle permit sometime before January 3rd, 2012. BUMMER.

We’ve rolled into a wicked cool little beach town called Mancora. Everything I’ve heard about the waves in Peru is turning out to be true. They are epic. We’ll kick it here for one week before heading south to Chicama. – TREE


Watch our boring video of driving in Peru. Click here



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  1. SIX months! Awesome! We like your style.

  2. One of the flags is crooked.

  3. I always thought a border run for a visa would be fun. When we were traveling through Thailand we heard amazing adventure stories about running over to Cambodia for a day to renew a visa. I can understand the bureaucratic hassle though. Have Stevie come up with a choose your own adventure story about what border to cross and how to get there and then how to get back. Or something like that. Whatever she writes it will be awesome. Suerte!

    • Awww, thanks Malia! I used to love those adventure stories! I can just see it, 1) Cross Border in Ecuador, turn to page 54. 2) Cross border in Bolivia, turn to page 16. 3) Cross border in Chile, turn to page 65. Our conversations lately have actually sounded a lot like that. Thank you kindly for dropping us a comment. It’s nice to hear from you!

  4. Cesar Morales says:

    Awesome! 2 month count down for us…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Couldn’t you go to Lake Titicaca for New Year’s, then come back ?? *grins*


  6. Elisa Velarde says:

    I am do JEALOUS! That is totally on my bucket list

  7. Aloha? No bienvenidos? When Peru get annexed to Hawaii?
    That is quite the drive, man, quite the drive.
    You two ought to be proud of yourselves – not many people in the world can claim they have DRIVE to Peru.
    Bussed, took a plane – yeah. Driven – very, very few.
    Enjoy the waves and keep us all posted.
    Play nice and travel safely.
    (Not surprising about the border – all the makings of efficiency , but then reality sets in)
    John D. Wilson

  8. You guys are fucking stoked! I surprised that you could not wiggle a better visa. You could sell rogain to a monkey.

  9. Kelly Corbin Breathe says:

    Much love to you three … Kisses and hugs can’t be kept away by any amount of miles… XO.

  10. Jene Fielder says:

    I’m jealous, enjoy every moment for us all…

  11. I don´t think anyone can get 6 months for Peru as a tourist, so don´t hold it against them! I say keep your time for Bolivia.. cheap.. awesome.. gorgeous.. ahhh Bolivia! And Argentina is blowing our minds completely!! Enjoy Peru!! xoxox

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