How will we adjust to Van Life in Peru? - First days in a new country.

How will we adjust to Van Life in Peru? - First days in a new country.

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if you didn't watch our last video  then you don't know we're in a city   trying to find cell phone cards and we're  in like one of these moto taxi talk talks i got issued flying through the sky in my  parachute dancing on the couch like i'm tommy   cruz on a one-man mission trying to see it through  yeah i got the password yeah i finally got the   password added up the numbers now the math works  i got the way to make the path work all these i'm the best laughing cause i got the cheat code the life  and we all gonna be alright so come again all right as usual it is difficult  to get our sim cards in a new country   we think we're working but we've got good help so i'm not sure if we told you the peru  masks are still required by the government   so they're back on in most places anyway but  we're working on getting our new sim cards   every country we will have to go through  this process as soon as we cross the border   it's kind of a pain not the funnest thing  but got to be done so we have internet   we've been here probably about 30 minutes i think  this is probably going to take us about an hour to   get done then we'll head back to the van part of  it first thing in the morning we have to go to the   vehicle insurance office insurance is required  on your vehicle in peru then the fun can start a cell phone plan with 14 gigs of data free  facebook instagram and whatsapp it's gonna cost   us 12.25 a month each just so you all  know how much data costs down here we're up and at them bright and early  curtis driving through the crazy moto   taxi chaos to get to the insurance company  so we can get van insurance and be legal then we'll be heading for somewhere fun   how is it driving in this mess kirk ah  these motors just run around take home   where they want to they're crazy it's funny  i like the motorcycles in beta jean except   they're bigger we're four wide i mean they're just  like whipping in and out so yeah yeah that's crazy we left our camp in a hurry this morning to be  at the insurance place at eight o'clock when   they opened and we did that we were here  five minutes early actually kurt is inside   he went in right at 8 o'clock it's 8 15 now i'm  curious how long this is going to take it can be   difficult in some countries and a pain in the  butt in some countries but while he was inside   i cleaned up the van a little bit and look  peter manuel antonio miss odessa there he is well there's 279 soaps which is about 75 or  25 a month she'll message us tomorrow when   the underwriters get it back and approved  and we'll have to come by and pick it up so   we'll be here for well we'll be here tomorrow  night tonight tomorrow night probably yeah i   have not told them that yet uh so right now it's  8 53 so the whole process took just under an hour   and kurt had messaged me while he was in  there and this is not something they issue   on the spot anymore because of the pandemic  everything's done in the bigger cities so   we will get our insurance tomorrow which  means we're going to go back to our campsite   by the river and edit and we'll pick back up  with you guys when we're leaving this town   so if you're stuck waiting on vehicle insurance  when you first enter peru for a day or two   at least there's good food to try  so this is wrapped in a corn husk   and it's kind of like a dough almost like  a tamale doll dough i think it's just corn   maybe their version of like a cornbread it is but  it's like a cornbread but it definitely has more   of a corn taste so really maybe just like ground  up corn i don't know what bites are together   water it's good tasty the theme tonight is finger  food on account of we're probably going to be   racing the dark for our camp spot tonight  yeah but they set up shop literally right   behind the van we've got to try it so here  goes an empanada now to be completely honest   i've already had one because we had to go  back and get more so i know these are good we should get like a dozen to go they're good  and we got the first batch that were cooked for   the night so that was pretty cool too all right a  couple things these moto taxis look kind of like   model t cars but in any event they're  everywhere it's crazy and we are here   by the side of the road where we have been for  the last couple hours waiting on our insurance   this is where the ladies have set up  to cook but any of them right here   5 30 is what they're telling us now and  over here is where i got the little empanada   and the empanadas and the little corn  tamale all right we've just had a crash   how we haven't seen one already i don't know  these two women that were in the median holding   the babies were actually in that car hopped out  holding their babies they seemed okay there was   definitely a crash right here in front of us  these little moto taxis drive absolutely crazy   i hope everybody's all right looks  like a motorcycle and a moto taxi there were two policies right here  they ran over and began to help   i definitely think everybody's  okay but i can't tell for sure i'm really glad those two  women with babies are okay   they looked terrified when they jumped  out i didn't have the camera going yet i think everybody is okay which is good news  especially for those two mamas we got a soap   electronica so we got what we need we have  insurance on the van let's get out of this   that's craziness all right just to get you all  caught up it is 5 15. the insurance was late   but we are still hitting the road getting out of  this town it's not the most comfortable place to   have to hang out we're going to try to get about  an hour down the road we're out guys this really   is a necessary stop if you come in through the  border that we came in and also you need to plan   on staying an extra night we didn't film a lot  of the little camp spot we had down by the river   but it had mango trees and starfruit trees and  the birds would come around and play with the   kitties anyway it worked out as a place to stay  not a destination other than getting insurance   but the culture in peru it's amazing  we've just crossed the border and all   the differences we're seeing in the culture  super rich and super cool yeah excited for peru all these busy people hurrying alone  if they're not on the phone they're   all worried something's wrong making  it important to be the first in line   so when the cookie crumbles  the best piece they will find somehow hidden in plain sight  and we are racing to red lights don't get me wrong i'm not trying to swear free   just as bad as you and sometimes words  you see it but all this crazy right   i'm looking for the breaks come join me  in the search i think that's what it takes it has been a long time since we have chased a  sunset but here we are our first few days in peru   strangers in a strange land and this  is a beautiful countryside we're coming   right down through the rice fields right  along the river here as the sun comes down   we're definitely starting to see more  palm trees and it's definitely getting   hotter and that little town we just stayed  at is what 90 degrees at 95 during the day our campsites aren't always glamorous we rolled  into this gas station last night right as the sun   was setting the owner was super friendly pointed  us to a place back in the back we're shielded from   the road of the noise and i gotta say this may be  the best gas station parking lot ever because look   at what entertainment we have for the kitties  there are birds chirping everywhere at least   three peacocks guineas a rabbit chickens  these guys don't ever want to leave here   but it is just a gas station parking lot  so we are leaving right after breakfast   headed on down the road this time not just to a  campsite but hopefully to our next destination   we are on the road we are driving east we have  about a two and a half hour drive to what we hope   is our next destination and campsite and there's  something super cool to see there or something   we've never seen so we're super excited about  that but i thought this would be a good time to   pop in and tell y'all peru is big it is long and  everything we want to see is kind of spread out   all over the country and unfortunately it looks  like there will be several areas throughout peru   that are just long driving days with a lot of  desert straight roads but that's okay because   each spot we get to after those drives is  amazing so peru is loaded with good stuff   it's just there's subsections where there's just  going to be some driving and that's where we're   at right now so we're only going to pop back  in if there's something exciting to show y'all   other than that we will see you at the next  location with something super cool so so far in   peru it has kind of been a pain in the butt to  find potable water you can't just pull up to a   you know a faucet at a store or a hotel and  fill up here the water's not safe to drink   so we have to find the big five gallon  jugs of water and pour it into our tank   and we've struggled to do that  honestly since we've crossed the border   we were able to find one one five  gallon thing after driving around   for like 30 minutes in that town of hayan  where we were waiting for the insurance   and now we've drove around for maybe an hour this  morning in the past 10 minutes circling around the   little streets of this town i think this town is  um waga grande but we think we just found a store   that it looks like looking through the window  has five or six big five gallon jugs of water   got it done she was real curious about where we  were going so it was just really nice to meet her   she kind of started off with a grumpy little  look and ended up with a smile so it kind of   made my day and our tanks are full our shower's  full so we're ready to go all full of water and   you guys know kurt has a way of making people be  happier so we left the city area where we got the   water we drove through really pretty rice-filled  areas we would have loved to pop up the drone but   it was raining because it was cool they run all  those little stair steps and then the rain came   and was flooding the fields it was really pretty  but now we are climbing up into the mountains   going through kind of a canyon area i think her  ultimate destination today should be around five   or six thousand feet which will get us out  of the heat and hopefully up into some trees   at least in this northeast corner of peru  they struggle with the landslides and the   mudslides and the rock slides and the floods  just like colombia and ecuador did but you   can definitely tell that it's now that it's dry  season it looks like they're starting to repair   or at least try to do some repairs on the worst  parts we've passed a few construction zones   but there's also just some bad sections  of road where it just buckles where they   struggle with water all right so we  were supposed to veer to the left but there's a river down there that  is where the road used to be that we   were supposed to be on so we have gone  right i guess hoping that they've built   some way for us to get around the washed  out road and get back to our destination   there was definitely no road there  anymore a bridge washed out into the river it's been about 10 minutes  we're still on our detour road who knows what's gonna happen when  we get to the other side of this there's a long line of cars waiting  that's probably maybe a three or four   mile construction zone through there  kurt yeah definitely 30 minutes yeah   so i think we just realized we got  lucky when we didn't get stopped at   the other side and got waved on through  however it looks like there's another might be a long day two and a half hours of driving later we arrived  at a closed gate kurt managed to walk in there and   find somebody but our hopeful camp spot is a no-go  and what we were so excited to see see on the top   of that side that cool hummingbird with those cool  things that hook onto the back of his long tail   that's what we would have saw here but you  suggested a restaurant by a lake down the road   we're going to head that way all  right when plan a fails what do you do   plan b they got some watermelons here we're in  this little town you can see there's some cows   lots of big roosters and chickens  running around here we've seen turkeys   and a lot of these structures there you  can see one that's going down that's brick   that one's wood over here i guess they're  kind of a cross between a waddle and dab   and a log cabin they kind of got some bigger logs  in them and these are probably made of some sort   of mud structures as well they just have to stucco  over them so the stucco is made with mud and a   finer straw and kind of goes over it and protects  the adobe or the wattle and dab but here is plan b   right here and this is a lake i'm not quite sure  the name of it because we didn't really research   this the last place we stopped said there's space  around the lake so that's where we're headed all right we are in florida and one thing that  has remained prevalent as we've traveled through   peru is these little moto taxis these model t moto  taxis look they got a band playing up there just no either maybe lunch or like at  a restaurant a little fruit stand   all right we're in the market area it doesn't  matter now is the time to slow down a little bit yeah oh she's making oh we're gonna have  some lunch she's making some good food this guy pulling around the concrete  mixer and he gotta push him up the hill he knew he jumped right off of that thing to  push so this town is built kind of on a steep   slope so a lot of these buildings you're looking  at right now are actually two or three stories but   they go down the mountain uh these may not but  we saw some back there yeah they definitely do   waddling dab right there and you can actually see  the stucco on the outside too another interesting   little community the secondary roads through  here basically rough and bouncy dirt roads which you may see firsthand right here and very fascinating place in some ways i feel  like i was we're in the wild wild west like kind   of picture in those some of those movies  and look at this road we get to turn down ah never a dull moment   do you know how who cares reach out for me take my hand  and lead even when i disagree for how i love when it rains outside and it's okay to slow the ride discover books i forget about close the curtains reach out for me maybe in my bed is um reach out for all right i did not see a whole heck of  a lot of birds i saw these little sort of   brown ground birds that i've seen around here  a lot sort of like little sparrows but there's   all these flowers along here and they're  beautiful they look kind of like wildflowers   but they're all sort of going to seed right  now so those little birds are having a heyday   picking away at the seeds and also the grass seeds  there's also some birds out with the cows and it's   funny watching those graves it's kind of marshy  land so the grass is real green and rich and the   cows are just eating and pooping and eating and  pooping anyway nice relaxing morning head back to   the van i'm gonna pop up the drone and give you a  high level view of this area before we head on to   our next spot so so our plan b was okay but we  did not spot the really cool hummingbird looks   like we're not going to but kurt is putting in  our next destination which is an amazing place so we have about a two and a half hour  drive this morning to our next destination   it's mostly downhill 6500 feet elevation is  the starting point we're gonna get down around   2500 2000 but the thing about these roads that  wrap around the mountains you guys have seen us on   in several countries now these unlike the others  it's like they have half caves they have carved   away the side of the mountain for the roads so  like the falling rocks instead of driving next   to them places you're actually driving under them  it's kind of i don't know creepy creepy crazy   but also beautiful so anyway enjoy the  ride they got a tilapia at the bottom   shirt well there's one mix in here what's the  chocolate so that's oh that's chocolate yeah see i almost got that one kurt  then we could split them up so this is juice i have the peruvian version of a stir-fried rice   some pork some chorizo some eggs and vegetables  it's really flavorful and tasty we have   basically no idea what's in here we think chicken  and rice and chicken we're about to find out   how you gonna attack that thing i don't  know i'm gonna cut it right down the middle   it's like a big onion bloom oh it's it's hard i  think that's a piece of chicken sticking up there   she doesn't know what to do snow is struggling  right now she's peeling around the exterior   it's like a rice ball so it's like chicken i think   they kind of coat it and they pack rice in around  it that's what they do they pack the rice around   the chicken put it in some kind of wrap and then  steam it almost like a tamale it's a ton of food   all right guys we're gonna dig in and oh by the  way i'm loving this cacao juice we have made it   to our next campsite we are very very pleased  we are parked right back there behind me we just   had a yummy lunch we tried some authentic food  we are in the amazon region of northern peru   and we're going to stay here for a couple of days  and do some tours around this area get you guys   out into the amazon but first we need to show you  around this amazing place we're staying at a place   that has this beautiful lake a pool a restaurant  good music good vibes and in the back corner   they even have some cool animals let's  go see if we can find them so snow just   stumbled across this little termite trail and it's  across actually the walking path and you can see   the termites have made sort of like tunnels so  when you walk across you don't step on them and   they have the tunnels going all the way up now  i've seen those on the trees before and i'll   show you here in a minute but there are some  giant termite nests here look at those things so we're down here in the amazon but you see  us in long sleeve shirts and that's cause   there's mosquitoes here yeah  well the good with the bad right so so that right there is a blue morph butterfly   so inside of his wings if he opens them up  they're like this fluorescent blue color   they're so cool i can even see his little  tongue there i don't know if you guys can see how are that hi buddy so i've made friends but so has curt see red but kurt has made a friend too oh look at there foreign really you still what a fun little place in the  back corner of this eco lodge   now we don't normally visit zoo type places  where this is more of an informal familia zoo   family zoo we've got little um little kids showing  us around so there's australian emus these boars   they're like little dogs so friendly a couple  of mccalls that i think were probably rescued   here the big tortoises cool place and all the  nice friendly little kids como teams adriana we've made good friends today  they like the korean music bts   michael jackson and some electronica music   and they all stay out here and help take care of  all these fun animals and they're very friendly yes and they told us that those  nut-looking things up in those trees   are actually like a fruit that you eat we came  to this destination knowing thanks to some lovely   ladies this place was probably going to be pretty  good but i think it actually even turned out   better we got to hang out with all these cool  exotic different animals but even better was   all these little kids and the family and they  were proud to show everything that they had around   there and then on top of it they broke out their  english homework homework and snow had a good time   connecting with the little kids and so it was  just a really beautiful authentic experience   and out here in the nature in the jungle and as  i say this i'm looking out like a giant tarantula   creepy so we gotta get a shot of that i've  made a buddy i think he's gonna walk me home so occasionally we get asked do we ever tilt the  solar why don't we tilt the solar more and to be   honest down here in central america close to the  equator we just really haven't needed to tilt   but today yesterday we spent the day under  the trees and today's a day you can see we're   here in the sun kind of under the trees so we're  situated where it's best to tilt the solar panels   also this kind of gives where our fans are a bit  more shade so it doesn't super heat sort of the   attic it gives us air flow through there allows us  to cool the van off nice we were just sitting here   and all of a sudden some manatees showed up right  outside our window monkeys i don't know if you can   see them she definitely sees them they're little  tiny monkeys snow's trying to grab the big camera so the monkeys have moved down this  tree line now we can see through the   trees there's water on the other side  so snow's up here trying to get them so they're definitely hanging out here   one's jumping over there off the trees so i  think the geese must have heard them because   they're coming up here walking trying to run  them off and you got snow here i think she's   on them guys i think she is on them look at  that little one you have it on auto you're good they're all the way up in the tall palm trees i  wonder oh maybe they're eating that palm fruit the monkeys are literally right up there and  here's our van door vana do you see the mono tts   so the sun's getting ready to set the little  mono tt teeny tiny monkeys have settled in in   the palm tree literally just above our van we're  going to be sleeping under the monkeys tonight   this villa maria has been fantastic we've gotten a  few days of editing done we've been able to relax   we've had some yummy tasty meals went  for a few dips in the swimming pool   i woke up this morning and i  saw these monkeys everywhere these things are little and they run  around quick so it's hard to get them   they're mostly the mono tt monkeys   the tiny ones but there's also some cappuccinos so  basically the same ones we saw tomorrow yesterday they're everywhere we slept under the monkeys last night for sure   because the sun has come up and  there are still monkeys everywhere they're so cute they're they're tiny probably  smaller than a squirrel if you don't count   their tail a little squirrel a florida  squirrel oh but they're adorable they're   little white faces and they move so fast oh  and they're getting these fruits off this tree a curt one's eating right here oh look at how cute they are what a special way to wake up and they're running through the trees right  by these peacocks that are sleeping up here   this place has several  peacocks five maybe more six oh how adorable i hope you'll  enjoy it as much as we do   if you like this video be sure to  subscribe to our channel and hit   that notification bell so you guys know when  we put out new videos and don't forget you   can always follow us over on instagram to see  what's going on in between videos cheers guys

2022-07-12 10:55

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