Landcruising Adventure Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
November 15th, 2014 Camp Tierradentro Museo

Parking only during the day. Moved to the Luzern place for the night.

November 15th, 2014 Hospedaje Lucerna

5000 pp including showers and coffee. Parked on a grassy bit next to this old couples little guest house. Since the parking of the museum isn't allowed for some reason this is s good alternative. Restaurants nearby.

November 15th, 2014 Esso / El Rancho Argentino

Free parked in front of Victor's restaurant next to the big Esso gas station. Just outside Popayan on the road towards Cali. We got the wifi code and he closed the restaurant but left the wifi on for us. Great guy say hi from us. Adventurous greetings, Coen.

November 10th, 2014 Silvia Side Street

Parked in a side street just in town next to the school. Illuminated at night.

November 8th, 2014 Bomberos Popayan

Free, in front of the Bomberos. Drinking water from the tap. Saturday night the restaurant in front had live music but after closing the whole street was quiet.

November 7th, 2014 Aqua Hirviendo

Free. Thermal baths are 7.000 per person. Parking lot. Weekends may be not suitable as it is party time. Friday night is still okay. You can ask to use the toilets.

November 2nd, 2014 Hostal Hacienda Anacoana

Hector is a lovely man, he said pay whatever you feel comfortable with. Most of what FromAtoB wrote still is correct. Fixed our broken starter in town and did some minor repairs.

November 2nd, 2014 Parking Parque Arqueológico

Free camped on the parking. 24 hour guards. Toilets are open.

November 1st, 2014 Gas Station San Augustin

Parked between some cars and trucks. Toilets and water and cold shower. Paid 5.000 (was a bit surprised as the guy came around and collected more money of truckdrivers who had parked there) so looking for a different spot tomorrow.

October 23rd, 2014 Casa del Rio

Wifi / kitchen / fridge / tv / tourist info / outside shower / paid 7.000 per person for a grassy patch behind the main hostel building. Excellent hiking in the region. Optional rooms for rent. Sometimes little Brown-Mantled Tamarin monkeys come out to get a piece of banana from Filip the owner.

October 10th, 2014 El Auca Route

Grassy patch along the road

October 6th, 2014 Malecon Coca

Free parking on a little spot near the waterfront. Lot of construction going on around. But very quiet at night. Toilets in the next door mall. Wifi at the mall ask for access from the guards.

September 21st, 2014 Parqueadero VIP

Great place near the airport with free shuttle service. Wifi, toilet, shower, grassy patch with ponies, geese and swimmingpool. Long term stay $5 per 24 hours.

August 30th, 2014 Grahams place

Graham is a great guy and the place is fabulous. Many of our friends have passed through and so stories keep bubbling up.

I'm copying Luis [lostworldexpedition] from his website, where we first learned about Graham: "Graham 
is 
every 
overlander’s
dream.
 He 
is 
a 
very 
nice 
Australian
 that 
owns
 some 
land
 and
 a
 nursery just 
outside 
Ibarra. 
He 
has 
built 
a
 nice
 kitchen, 
bathroom, 
and 
even 
a
room
 with 
a
 few 
beds
 and
 offers
 them
 free
 of
 charge 
to
 overlanders
coming through 
the
 area.
There 
is 
a
 flat 
cement 
slab 
in 
front 
of 
the
kitchen 
to 
park 
and 
you 
can 
run 
an 
extension
chord 
for 
electricity. 
It 
is
best 
to 
send
 him
 an email 
before 
arriving: 
[email protected]
 
to 
let
him
 know
 you
 are 
coming
 and
 get 
directions.
 Graham
 doesn’t accept
money 
for 
your 
stay, 
but 
I’m
 sure 
he 
would 
appreciate 
an
 invite 
for 
a
meal 
while 
you 
are 
there." - Thank you Luis for the introduction!

So here we are just baked some breads to share and reminiscing about the worlds wonders together.

Be sure to leave a nice comment or postcard in his visitorsbook!

August 27th, 2014 Parque Carolina

1 dollar a day to the parking attendants. Police checkpoint nearby. Free aerobics on weekdays at 06:00

August 11th, 2014 Casa Shangrila

Camped in the lovely gardens of our Dutch friend Jeroen who owns this nice little place just 200 meters out of the busy tourist beach town of Cañoa. Paid him $ 2.50 per person per day.

August 1st, 2014 Lethem- wild camp

Shirley's bar. Best place for information, she might let you camp at her place.

July 30th, 2014 Zaruma

On the plaza in front of the church, municipality, police and the icecream shop.

July 29th, 2014 Puyango Petrified Forest

Road construction still going on. Camping looked okay, but behind a locked gate as we arrived late 18:00. Opted to camp across from the information behind the crumbled police building. Park entry was 1 US pp with a guide.

July 28th, 2014 Puyango Petrified Forest 2

Nada, barren place next to river across from information desk which was closed at 18:00

July 23rd, 2014 Kontiki Hotel

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July 3rd, 2014 Kontiki Hotel

Fantastic place indeed. Note that it might be difficult to drive up the steep curved driveway with bigger vehicles. Low season quoted price is 15 soles.

July 1st, 2014 Ecolodge Manita Helmita, Lambayeque

Stayed one night on the parking. Used bathroom and shower. Paid with postcards from our trip to lovely Constansa.

February 20th, 2014 Hosteria Izhcayluma

8 dollar for the two of us

September 6th, 2013 Tripartito, Peru to Visviri, Chile

A market on Sunday. Couldn't see any border post itself, Chilean border post is in Visviri. You can leave your passport there and visit the sunday market. Cheap Bolivian fuel to be had if you're lucky! Didn't venture in Peru this time as we were making a loop in Chile.

September 6th, 2013 Visviri, Chile to Charana, Bolivia

just visited it, Chilean side was very formal, No fruit and veggies in! Bolivian side was sleeping. We just needed a tire fixed, so sneaked in the back door got it fixed and returned to Chile.

August 1st, 2013 Mango Landing MMC camp

Next to ferry crossing on west side Essequibo River.There is a MMC camp here, the company who builds and maintains road to Mahdia. Maybe you can eat with the guys there as well.

August 1st, 2013 Bina Hill- wild camp

Lovely rough camp along the river. When we were there we stood along the shore, but it was high water. According to GPS the actual river was 1.8 kms farther down.

August 1st, 2013 Fair View- wild camp

Fair View. Camped along the river. Beautiful spot. Make sure to ask permission from the *tuschau* (captain) before visiting or staying in the village. At the time of writing this was Mr. Peters. Otherwise you can ask at the customs next to the ferry crossing if they can fetch the *tuschau* for you.

August 1st, 2013 Near Yupukari- wild camp

12 kms from Yupukari. Stunning view and quiet place to camp.


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