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Sep 30, 2005 - Meeting Paddington in Peru

We arrived at the border of Peru and after hearing about the beaurocracy at the border, the crossing was actually pretty uneventful, and we sailed straight through. Peru is the third biggest country in South America and it has three distinct regions similar to Ecuador: a narrow coastal belt, the wide Andean mountains and foothills and the Amazon rainforest. The coastal strip is mainly desert (due to rainshadow effect from the Andes), and we noticed this as soon as we crossed the border, going from the lush green banana plantations of...

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