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Post  MrNutt on Wed Jan 30 2013, 22:18

Righteo this will be a bit random,

but me and rozy are planning on going to peru for 10 days later this year as a mini adventure and are going to use dirt bikes to get around and visit the sacred valley and machu pichu, has anyone ever been to peru and got any hints and tips for the country?

with not many solid job prospects on the horizion may as well have something to look forward to and work part time towards!

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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Jan 30 2013, 22:47

Knew a guy from deepest darkest Peru once. Had a strange liking for marmalade sandwiches. Was a real bear of a man. Met him in a bar in Paddington station....... Sorry, this is not helping is it?
Anyway good luck. Read "Lois on the Loose" as recommended by ezzie's mum in the book section on the site. I read it and I'm sure there's info on riding thru Peru in her book. left thumb up
Wish I could come with you Edave sounds like my kinda trip!!

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Post  Radar on Thu Jan 31 2013, 00:13

I like to be helpful too...

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I do think he is awesome mind you.

As for my knowledge of Peru...
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Thu Jan 31 2013, 00:18

Ahh. But did you know it was Jeremy Clarksons mother ( yes Top Gear) that invented Paddington??

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Post  MrNutt on Thu Jan 31 2013, 00:21

Dont be getting my hopes up I will be flying into a land of bears in blue coats and marmalade sandwiches .......
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Post  Snowcat on Thu Jan 31 2013, 07:56

My nephew has just quit his job as a school teacher in Bolton and has taken up a 3 yr post at a school in Peru teaching under privileged kids.
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Post  billyw on Thu Jan 31 2013, 08:36

Sorry Dave I will be of no use here, I can still see/ remember Teofilo Cubillas gubbing Scotland in 1978 then, then whole team, later lying down to Argentina.

However when I saw the title of the thread I thought you were just describing yourself! pmsl
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Post  SteveCat on Thu Jan 31 2013, 09:25

A former colleague has moved to Lima, she has done a bit of traveling in the region in the few months she's been there. If you like I could ask her for you, if she doesn't know I'm sure she'll ask her Peruvian hubby.
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Post  biscut on Thu Jan 31 2013, 14:08

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Ahh. But did you know it was Jeremy Clarksons mother ( yes Top Gear) that invented Paddington??

what ? she invented the station ? pmsl
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Post  Rosco on Thu Jan 31 2013, 14:31

Wow - that was random Dave.....verging on chaos.

So Wee Mac 2013 will be a warm up act then?

I'm sure your trip will be a crazy adventure in an unusual and varied climate.
You'll need to be able to deal with the unexpected and I'm sure you'll meet lots of strange people who dress funny ,talk funny, drink and eat strange things.

But once you've completed Wee Mac, Peru will be a doddle. Wink

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Post  MrNutt on Thu Jan 31 2013, 16:38

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Wow - that was random Dave.....verging on chaos.

So Wee Mac 2013 will be a warm up act then?

I'm sure your trip will be a crazy adventure in an unusual and varied climate.
You'll need to be able to deal with the unexpected and I'm sure you'll meet lots of strange people who dress funny ,talk funny, drink and eat strange things.

But once you've completed Wee Mac, Peru will be a doddle. Wink

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Post  ellie on Fri Feb 01 2013, 07:20

Don't forget travel vacs & anti malarials.
(Some vacs need doing in plenty of time)

I have a colleague that's taking a 6 month sabbatical to take her children travelling around South America for 6 months.

Stay somewhere safe & have a great time.

Do some reviews too of people that have done it already?
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Post  MrNutt on Fri Feb 01 2013, 12:45

ah anti malarials, thanks for the reminder ellie, wasnt sure about whether I would need those or not yet.

I think I should only need a yellow fever booster if anything as I got jabbed up for egyption diving last year, but will check with my friendly nurse.

I am hoping if we do make it there to do a mini film of it all, and of course I will do a write up on here to
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Post  kwakkat on Sun Feb 03 2013, 11:11

jeremy clarkson is paddington bear wow slap'ed
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Sun Feb 03 2013, 13:00

Yellow fever jab lasts 10 years.
Have always been taught the best anti malarial solution is to keep covered up and not get bitten!!! No shorts or Tshirts at dusk or dawn.
Be careful with anti malarial drugs as they can make you quite ill!!
Better than dying of malaria but some can have bad side effects.
Do some research and try and find a good doc that knows what he's on about. Didn't think Peru was a malaria region tho but you can check it out on the world health org website.

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Post  Robcat on Sun Feb 03 2013, 18:35

Yes, Jeremy and his sister was the very 1st kids to get the Paddington bear soft toys (as we know of the soft toy today). Created by Gabrielle designs (his mum and dads shop).

Funny, he never mentioned it when me and Linz watched him the other week, while at Top Gear, recording the 1st of the new series.

The Pagani Huayra looked marvelous in green. Cool

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Post  ellie on Sun Feb 03 2013, 18:59

Only ever take malarone, don't bother with anything else and they're perfectly safe.


Don't ask a doc, they don't know what they're talking about lol, phone your surgery and ask to speak to the Practice Nurse.

Yellow fever does last 10 years, but make sure you have Hep A/B, & defo have the cholera Imm (it's a drink) as that also protects you from e-coli.

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Post  MrNutt on Sun Feb 03 2013, 19:08

the cholera one is def worth me looking at, I should be ok for yellow fever then as I went to Uganda in 07, took malarone for 7 weeks for there so know they are good, some of the cheapy anti malarails arent so good if I remember from my research.

I'll be going to see the nurse for my jabs update, she knows wayyyy more than the dr's!

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Post  MrNutt on Wed Feb 06 2013, 21:49

well the trips a go! me and rozy have sorted out the exact dates and are now getting everything in order and starting to book things and best bit is 6 days after I get back its BC!!

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Post  SteveCat on Wed Feb 06 2013, 22:01

Brilliant Dave, from what I've heard it's great value for your buck ( sorry £ ).

En - vee - ous, lots of pics and a good story is obligatory Wink
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Post  MrNutt on Wed Feb 06 2013, 22:06

from the research we've done it is good value and hopefully a bit of an adventure for not a fortune!

Hopefully we'll get on some bikes if i dont spend too long taking pictures or trying to find a bear who likes marmalade sandwiches...
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Post  SteveCat on Wed Feb 06 2013, 22:53

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote: trying to find a bear who likes marmalade sandwiches...

Wouldn't you find him in London?
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