Life of a little teddy bear has lots of ups and downs.
The upsides: free travel from my friends to many wonderful places around the world, which has included Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and many more.
Food wow the food that I have had is unbelievable from Japan, China, Thailand etc: it always gets better and better.
Books so many books that I have read from learning about outer space, cooking from famous chefs and everything else in-between.
The downside lots and lots of doing nothing, waiting around at home while everyone works.
That’s pretty much it the life of a Teddy Bear.
So as you know I went to Mancora. I stayed in a boutique hotel called KiChic which is 2 and a half hours away from the airport we landed at of course.
This hotel was beautiful, they clearly tried to copy one of those Bali style retreats.
The awesome room I got had a lovely view of the beach with an outside bed as well to relax on so you aren’t inside.
Within a 20second walk you were at the beach side pool if that wasn’t your thing to hang by the pool you just had to walk another 5 seconds and you were at the beach chilling on the sand.
This hotel gave you a walkie talkie why? So anytime you wanted something from the bar or need something from the reception areas you could just push the button tell them what you wanted and where you were and they would bring it to you.
Pretty much all I did was live the life of a lazy man. Sat on a sun chair on the sand and chilled while reading my book ordering coffees, juices and beers every so often to keep me going. I had the occasional swim in the ocean as well as a walk along the beach to see the neighbours around me.
Overall was a very lovely experience would definitely do something like that again. Though for next time will be at a different beach different hotel and hopefully different country as well.
So once again had to get up at the crack of dawn, ok maybe a little earlier than that hahaha yay for no sleep.
Got to the airport and checked in with Peruvian airlines because that’s who I was flying with for this weekend getaway to the beach resort town of Mancora.
As I boarded the plane there was an issue and that issue was that Peruvian airlines checks you in on imaginary seats and I had to wait till everyone boarded so could hopefully maybe find a spare seat hahaha.
While you wait there are constant cholos coming up to the back of the plane where we are standing asking to use the bathroom, after many times being told no,the flight attendant gives in and lets the la di da lady to the bathroom, where she unleashes the most disgusting shit I have smelt hahaha bloody ugly bitches that think they are too good she needed a good slap.
When you do get that lucky spare seat, the seat is broken and you are surrounded by cholos that think they are top shit. But I got lucky and had a nice little girl and her mum next to me besides the idiots.
Of course we get a rough as guts landing to improve the excellent service and quality of the airline hahah
Fuck I love this country when it all works out in the end.
So early morning, like really early morning had to get up and get ready for the best part of the trip to see Macchu Picchu.
The trip involved a 2 hr bus ride from Cusco to Ollantaytambo. Then another 2hr train ride to the train station in town at the base of Machu Picchu. Once you get through all of that it’s another 25min bus ride to the top of the Mountain.
There you find the entrance to the most surreal place I have ever been to in my life.
Once you walk through the checkpoint with your ticket and then around the corner you see it. The place is absolutely amazing. It’s in the middle of all these mountains covered in vegetation. Down below is the river that travels around it. Also, the clouds are low and sitting on top of these surrounding mountains it really is amazing and I can’t say amazing enough times to show how truly surreal this place is.
Personally, I was in owe of this magical place the lush green landscape. The architecture is perfect everything was built for a reason everything had a purpose.
There were rooms for drying out the harvested food, rooms for the summer and winter solstice, places were the workers slept etc: like I said everything built had a purpose.
The city was built as a hub to connect the nearby towns however one of the main reasons was a base to supply up and get to conquer the next town which was in the jungle just over the mountains, only a few hours away. Which clearly they failed a few times as the people of the jungle were nomads so they couldn’t find and conquer the people.
The crazy thing is this, the building site was still being built when the Spanish arrived to conquer Peru. However, the only reason why they stopped was that their leader was killed so they just packed up and left the site the way it is. This is how we see it today.
Like I said the place is amazing and should be on everyone’s bucket list to visit. The feelings that you get when you are visiting the site are unreal, you honestly believe that it couldn’t be real and it is.
So it finally happened I got on that plane travelled for 24hrs plus and landed in a new country.
Peru what a beautiful, good looking country it has it all the beach, mountains, food, weather and even more things that will make you love this country.
Lima is the capital city and its huge, with roughly the population of 11 million people hustling and bustling keeping the city alive.
So this is my first trip here and all I can say is the food is amazing it’s nothing like anything I have had before. For example, the corn here isn’t sweet and it’s not small or even yellow like it is back home. In fact, its white, huge and plain tasting which means it goes with anything and everything.
The city is built on the coast between Mountain ranges so the views and scenery are amazing and with consistent weather throughout the year makes it a special place.
Lima has some very beautiful architecture why? Well, you can thank the Spanish for that when they came over in the 1600s and built some of these beautiful old buildings that are surprisingly still standing considering that there have been some incredibly huge earthquakes here so we can thank the Incas for their awesome engineering.
If I had one bad thing to say about this place is this the traffic is extremely bad it took 2 and a half hours to travel from the airport to the Miraflores which is a district of the city of Lima.
So my best friends got married over the weekend.
All I can say is wow I have never seen that happy before in their life I guess it was just meant to be for them.
The day went well no issues or problems except that everyone got to full from all the food hahaha.
Both of them got married in the city at the register office at the top end of the city here in Melbourne.
The ceremony was short sharp and sweet even the groom had a moment of weakness showing his true feelings towards his soon to be wife.
Once it was over. The family and the now married couple took some photos out in the garden which was next door to the building.
After the family photos, the happily married couple went off with the photographer and take some more pics in and around the city while the family went off together to have some nibbles and drinks before the big party starts.
The party was crazy, everyone had fun especially the father of the groom who was very proud of his son. He was hoisted up by a couple of the groom’s mates into the air and waved his arms like he didn’t care (haha)
The happy couple during the party had a short speech which thanked everyone who helped with getting the wedding organized for the beautiful day.
During the party, there was constant food coming out of the kitchen oysters, pasta, rice, cheeseburgers and more. There was so much food left over the couple were lucky enough to take them home and have leftovers for the next few days.
Overall the day was special the couple looked happy and everyone left happy being full from all the food and drunk from all the drinks.
Just like to say thank you to the beautiful couple once again for such a wonderful wedding.
So my best friend who I have known all my life is getting married to an International from Peru.
I am very happy for them, why? because I will still get to hang out with my best friend and live with him even when he is married to his Peruvian Princess.
I just hope on the day that the weather will be in their favour, meaning no rain.
The wedding is on a Saturday they will say I do at the register which is in the parliament building at the top end of the city.
Then after the big moment, they will be doing the photos. In around the city down the alleyways, in the park and on top of a building overlooking the city.
To finish off the day they are having a cocktail party with all their friends and family at a cool little bar down one of the alleyways with all the graffiti that’s on the walls.
I am so happy for them. Which in turn makes me happy.
Congrats guys on this special day and the rest of your lives.
So this past weekend I was lucky enough to go out and explore the Docklands.
The area is south of the city, about a 1km away. The city of Melbourne tried to make it a new and exciting city years ago when they started building massive skyscrapers, along with the Melbourne Eye, Costco, studios for tv and movies, restaurants and clubs.
Instead, it turned into a bit of a wasteland and the people of Melbourne choose not to visit the area as public transport sucks in the area and no taxi driver wants to go into the area at night so the nightlife sucks as well as you can’t get home.
So Sunday morning we got up and checked out the area to why no one visits.
We arrived and first things first not a lot of people around the area. A little market is going on, however, no one seems that interested in. The locals are doing their morning exercises or walking the dog.
So we walk along the boardwalk, lucky for us it’s a beautiful day the sun is shining which makes us happy.
There are plenty of million dollars boats stationed in the marina, with plenty of art along the boardwalk. At the end of the boardwalk and to the right there is a great big park and that morning there was a camera crew filming.
That’s pretty much all of the Docklands. There were a couple of cafes open but not really appealing to want to go in. However, there are shops in the area too but closed as well but I would still go to the city to do that.
Overall Docklands needs to pick up its game and make it more enticing for people to visit the area, to be honest, I don’t know what they could do it make it better, sure am glad that’s not my job.
So the other day randomly out of nowhere a friend who I haven’t seen in such a long time turned up at my door.
I was shocked, surprised and happy all in one, when I saw his face it brought back all these awesome memories that I have forgotten about, they came flooding back.
My friend has had a crazy life, he was originally from the Amazons in Peru before he took the plunge and moved all the way to England.
I met this crazy guy back when just moved to England. He had no idea about life on this side of the world. Everything shocked him, the cars, buildings, just the amount of people in such a small area.
When I first met him it was at a local cafe. I was looking for a seat to have my coffee and there he was by himself sitting there staring out the window so I ask if I could sit there. With the most polite manners, he said ”you can seat there sir”
Just like that, we starting talking and became the best of friends.
So when he turned up at my door it was awesome he travelled all the way from England to Australia just to meet me.
Now that is a true friend, so here we are now hanging out having a good time.
Talking about the old days and catching up about how our lives have changed.
Life really is a roller coaster. I am so happy he has come and visited me, this has put a massive smile on my face.
Here is a pic of us from Friday night clearly I am starting to crash hahaha what a night.
As a little teddy bear, I have to rely on my family to take me out and show me around, only because I can’t do it myself, as I am physically too small to get down the stairs of the apartment building I live in.
Yet when my family takes me out it’s wonderful. I get to see the world through their eyes which puts a big smile on my face.
I have now seen so much of Melbourne, the City I live in and I love it.
Now in a few weeks, I am going to get the opportunity to go on my first plane trip overseas. Which is so exciting for a little teddy bear like me.
In case you are wondering I am travelling to Peru and Argentina for 3 weeks WOW!
A little guy like me getting the chance to tag along on this wonderful trip.
I feel so thankful for this chance to see another part of the world.
I will try my best to write about my travels as much as I can to show you how crazy and different it will be on the other side of the world.