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Re: My Lazio scarf, the world and me
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2010, 10:59:34 AM »

February 28th 2010 Entering Peru
Places we visited: Puno, Lake Titicaca

6. chapter

After some rest in La Paz, we went on the bus to Peru….

On our trip from Bolivia into Peru we had to cross the huge Lake Titicaca which meant we had to step out of the bus and onto a small boat while the bus itself also was transported by boat. Doesn’t sound of much, but it was something you don’t see everyday under these circumstances.





At the border something really surreal happened, which makes the whole world small. 1½ month ago, when Mads and I crossed the border from Brazil to Argentina, we met these two sweet Swiss girls. We talked to them while we waited for our papers and after that separated. We didn’t keep contact, but now when we were crossing the border from Bolivia to Peru, we met them again. Crazy stuff.

Anyway, now we were in Puno at this newly opened hotel which was surprisingly cheap. I checked into my room which I shared with some of the guys but shortly after the others came rushing into our room and said we had to come quickly. They lived on the opposite side of the hotel, so they had a different view. Their window was directly out to FC Puno’s stadium! As it was Sunday, we were so lucky to see a match with FC Puno. The most boring game in the world but I had the opportunity to show the Lazio scarf in the Peruvian 2. or 3. division! Who needs Stadio Olimpico when you got your Laziale spirit!





The day after, we made a day trip out on the Lake Titicaca, and had a great day in the sun, sightseeing and local life. This lake was an ancient sea, but was pushed up by the mountains - it is now located 3800 m over sea level and is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. The main attraction here is the floating islands, made of floating reeds. Very special. Here are some of the pictures:







After Puno we went on to the old Inka town Cusco. The bus ride was suppost to be on of the most dangerous in Peru, but we luckily didn't experience anything bad. Back in Denmark we reserved tickets to se the mighty Machu Picchu, but due to the floodings we couldn't do the trip. That really sucked but we quickly got a new offer - to go to the almighty Amazon jungle (more specific the Manu district). We weren't late to take this offer - it was the same amount of money as the Machu Picchu hike. 5 days in the jungle with your four best friends - adventure here we come!!



And adventure we got. This was the best part of my trip in South America ...
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Re: My Lazio scarf, the world and me
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2010, 07:29:27 PM »

March 3rd 2010, The Manu jungle

7. chapter

We barely arrived in Cusco before we had to go to the jungle. We would come back to Cusco afterwards though. We were picked up at 5.00 am in the morning and went over the mountains to reach the Manu district - the Peruvian side of the Amazon. After 2-3 hours in the jungle our chef Carmen, shouted from the front seat "PARE PARE PARE" (Stop, stop, stop) and we all where looking out of the window. Suddenly we shouted "OH ITS A.." when our guide, William, whispered at the top of his lungs" Shut up, shut up, shuuuuuut uuuuuup!!". We went out of the car and 10 meters from us in the top of a tree was sitting a bear and looking directly at us. It just stared at us and after a few minutes it just lay down and slept. Our guide was thrilled by watching this animal, as we found out that it is the only bear in South America - and extremely rare. William is born and has lived the most of his 28 years in the jungle - and he has never seen the Spectacled Bear. We only needed about three hours.



Shortly after we found out that nature was controlling us, and we weren´t controlling nature. In the middle of the road there was a landslide. We didn’t know what to do until William said. "Ok, out of the car!" and we all started to through the huge rocks into the stream. It took about an hour to remove the worst rocks, dirt and trees and we could proceed deeper into the jungle.



We also stopped to see my favourite animal: An eagle. It wasn’t Olimpia, but an eagle it was. Majestic, proud and fierce. No matter where you are in the world Lazio’s symbols are upon you. We also saw various monkeys, birds and other wildlife. We spent the first night in bamboo lodges just outside the big Madre Dios River.



The next day we went out to the River, which ends in the mighty Amazon River. The stream was fast and we arrived to our Bonanza Lodge by midday. We got the chance to taste and eat raw larvas. Here we rested until it got dark as we went on our night hike. Now we went out to find the huge spider called Tarantula. William didn’t have any problems picking it up and playing a little with it, but we all managed only by watching. We also found frogs and other spiders.






Ignore the fact that I look like a dipshit on that picture. Lazio is represented!

After a good nights sleep we ended in the weirdest situation. After a good Trek in the jungle our guide decided that we all should make our own path. So we got the machete (a little sword) and tried to cut our way through the jungle. William said that if he started running then we should run after him - if we got in contact with a wasp’s nest. That was exactly what happened. Suddenly Jakob shouts "AV" and we all knew it was time, so we run through the jungle, trying to escape the wasps, which attacked us while we ran. A comical situation only Monty Python could have made funnier. As we were so far away from the original path we had to find a new way to go past the wasp’s nest - the only solution was a deroute through a little stream, where the water went up to your knees. This also happened untill the middle of the stream, where I got stuck in the mud. We asked if there were chances of snakes in the water. And when William just said "Sure" I was quickly out of the mud again.
Later that night we searched for Tapirs, but with no luck.

We were tired on the fourth day, so our only activity was to go fishing; which actually was the funnest part of the trip. We catched some fish - and also a turtle! The turtle we let go, but the next day we had fish almost the whole day. When it got dark we searched for Caymans (small crocodiles). After William couldnt catch any we went back towards the Lodge. Sudenly William says "Ok boys, lets try something fun! But your bags down" and he explained that we should all look for the caymans (small crocodiles). At the end it worked and William and Oliver catched two caymans. Unbelievable.

At the day of our departure we got the news that the road to Cusco was collapsed 30 places by landslides and it would first be ready in 1 month. Some people decided to walk the whole path, but we were assured that there would be thought of an evacuation plan. The first day there was nothing. The second day was nothing. So the third day we decided to help our guides (other travel agencies where stuck aswell) who did everything to help us. So we decided to call the Danish embassy, the prime ministers office, and other tourists also called there embassies. So after a half day of pushing the political system (the Peruvian government wasn’t really willing to help us, as the Macchu Picchu floodings needed more help) we finally saw the helicopter arriving. Three days of boredom was awarded by a free helicopter ride!!! We were split up in two groups, and I was in the first helicopter without my friends. But the helicopter was filled with beautiful Peruvian girls, so I was more satisfied with this situation.



An adventuros trip in the Amazon was over, and now the last days in South America was coming up ...
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Re: My Lazio scarf, the world and me
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2010, 02:48:02 PM »

March 11th 2010, The last days in South America
Cusco, Lima

8. chapter

Logically we lost some days overall because of the delay in the jungle and the evacuation which didn’t suit me that well as I had to catch a plane in Lima the 14th March. . When we came back from the jungle it was the 11th. So I had to forget about visiting the coast of Peru and I flew directly to Lima together with Mads.

Before flying to Lima we took some days exploring the last bits of Cusco. Here we went up the hills surrounding Cusco and explored Sacsayhuamán (pronounced Sexy Woman) and went horseback riding and went past different ancient temples. Cusco also has a huge Jesus statue and as I didn’t go to Rio de Janeiro I got my wannabe Jesus picture here!









In Lima Mads and I spent a couple of days with one of our friends from Denmark who took a year living in Peru. We had some wild last days with partying and such so we finished our journey in South America with good manners. We wanted to spend our last night at the huge Marriot hotel in Lima, but we couldn’t afford it. We went down to the casino on the hotel and wanted to win our money for the night. We started out with 15 dollars and ended with 0 dollars.



We reached the plane and after a transfer in Miami we landed in Los Angeles Airport 10:00 pm. Second part of my journey was about to begin …
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Re: My Lazio scarf, the world and me
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2010, 04:14:12 AM »

LOVE this! :sciarpa05:
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Re: My Lazio scarf, the world and me
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2010, 11:29:03 PM »

Nothing more then ...BRAVO!
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Re: My Lazio scarf, the world and me
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2010, 09:17:26 PM »

March 15th 2010, The States
Los Angeles, Hollywood, Vegas, Canyon

9. chapter

We reached the plane and after a transfer in Miami we landed in Los Angeles Airport 10:00 pm. Second part of my journey was about to begin

A big friend mix happened in L.A. It was only Mads and I who travelled to The States as Oliver, Peter and Jakob stayed in South America. We would meet up with Oliver again in San Francisco in two weeks though where he would travel to New Zealand from. In L.A. Mads and I met up with Rebecca, a friend of ours who lives there now, and three other friends: Thomas, Fie and Sara who had two weeks vacation from Denmark. To sum it up: We were a bunch of friends having fun in L.A. where we lived one block away from the Hollywood Boulevard!

It was a big change from South America of course. Everything was way more expensive and we could suddenly understand what people were talking about again! We chilled around in LA at places like Venice Beach, Universal Studios, the Getty Museum, we went whale watching and we saw Alice in Wonderland in the El Capitan on Hollywood Boulevard.



After a week’s time we decided to go Las Vegas and from there take a day trip to Grand Canyon via the almighty Hoover Dam.  All though we where too young to gamble we still agreed that the city was very special with all its lights, casinos and just plain Vegas-style. I’m definitely coming back to this city in some years.



Before we reached the Grand Canyon we made a pit stop at the Hoover Dam. When we came to Grand Canyon we quickly found out that we didn’t have as much time as we wanted. We still saw the beautiful canyon but didn't get time to walk down the Canyon. It is definitely one of the most beautiful places on earth. It was also here I managed to celebrate a Lazio victory on the weirdest way. I didn’t expect to get to know the result of Lazio-Siena until the end of the day as we were out in the wild nature, but suddenly when I was on the toilet doing my stuff my friend Thomas calls from another booth “Hey, I’ve got internet on my HTC here!” So I quickly got him to check the result and that was the day Lazio won 2-0 over Siena. Definitely not everyday that happens!







When we came back to Hollywood Thomas, Fie and Sara soon had to return to Denmark and on the last day they were there we went down to see Dennis Hopper get his star on the Boulevard. To our big surprise we didn’t only get to see Hopper but Jack Nicholson, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Madsen and David Lynch at the ceremony!! It was a very special moment. I guess we really saw Hollywood from its best side.



When we left Rebecca in Hollywood and Thomas, Sara and Fie where back in Denmark Mads and I took some days at my family just outside of L.A. and had some nice quite days there.



After L.A. me and Mads met up with Oliver in San Francisco and had some crazy days here …
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Re: My Lazio scarf, the world and me
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2010, 11:06:25 PM »

Hey guys,I'm not home untill 27th October so I won't update this thread before that date. I hope you all are enjoying my story!!

Forza Lazio
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Re: My Lazio scarf, the world and me
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2010, 02:48:01 AM »

What else??
Amazing...
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Re: My Lazio scarf, the world and me
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2010, 09:49:26 AM »

Such amazing story and pics matey, thanks a bunch for sharing!

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Re: My Lazio scarf, the world and me
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2010, 12:21:24 AM »

This is such an amazingly good read. Thanks man!!!!!!!!!!!
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