Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hot showers

Just a small note for those of you wanting to travel in South America and 'possibly' make use of a hot shower... Here are some instructions found at a hostel in Nasca

  1. Turn tap on (to let freezing cold water out)
  2. Now turn on electricity switch, must be done after water starts running*
  3. Hot water should now be coming out of shower head (watch out for those electricity wires)
  4. Do NOT turn off water when you've finished shower! Instead reach over and turn off electricity switch (with soapy wet hands)
  5. Now you can turn off the water...

As far as I can tell a lot of the showers have a kettle element in the shower head (with semi-covered wires running to the walls)... I for one feel very safe.

* For those that are curious that electricity switch resembles the classic Frankenstein power switch (think bare metal lever)...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Keeping track of travels

Just a quick reminder for everyone if you want to keep track of where we´re up to in our round the world travels just jump onto our other blog :-)

Hope you´re all well and having fun!


Sunday, September 10, 2006

in Peru

Well we're now in Peru and having a blast of a time, we've recovered from Jet Lag (well, mostly...) and have done some wandering around Lima... It's a nice enough city, but I can understand why so many people recommend not sticking around in Lima for to long... There really isn't that much to see, but some impressions I've had so far:

  • Lima is more affluent than Mexico City (on a whole)
  • Everything is really cheap here (a 6 pack of beer costs S/.12.55 which works out to be about 2.50 pounds)
  • Keyboards over here are taking me a little while to get used to, similar to some Dutch keyboards but with some extra variations...
  • Inka Kola, which is kind of like Creamy Soda has tartarzine (sp?) which is a chemical that was banned in the UK about a decade ago... Still quite tasty though (if you don't mind the fluro yellow glo)

Off to Nasca on the morrow (damn exciting to do so!!)...


Monday, September 04, 2006

It's real

Yes, it's taken quite a long time to come around, but finally the day has happened. I am now a married man! :-)

It was a beautiful day with my beautiful bride, and I couldn't help smiling the whole way through it :-D

To everyone who made it, thank you for joining us for our special day, for those who couldn't I hope to see you in Melbourne in December!!

Next, the adventure to come!