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Date Place Comment
April 23rd, 2022 Cabildo Verde

as per above, this place needs more overlanders to stop on the way north/south along route 45, small detour, I was thinking about an hour stop.....3 hrs later having beers with the staff and camping overnight...
spread the good word (like me) and this place will do even more amazing work. the Jaguar, the way he stealthy follows you....

April 21st, 2022 Finca y café La Victoria

road wise, the last km is downhill, concern was if it rains, the drive up would be a challenge with my low front wheel drive minivan, I took moto taxi and walked back and stopped at the pozos

March 31st, 2022 Piedra del Peñol

5K cop for 2hrs. of parking, extra for every hour after that, nice spot though 😁

March 8th, 2022 Aquarela

closed, local mentioned it might be open on the weekend.

March 8th, 2022 Tsatso ya - la casa del colibri

V and V sold the place but are still in town(somewhere, I never found them)
New owners are renovating the place for their own use

March 7th, 2022 San Miguel hostal

clean, nice big rooms, large w/c warm shower, breakfast included, variable speed wifi
25k per person for a 24 hr. stay
across from the church

March 4th, 2022 Aqua Hirviendo

update March/02
same as below, price increase to 20K

February 2nd, 2020 end of roadwork

just drove +/- 155km from the road warning sign south toward Tingo Maria and major road work is complete aside from some water crossings, sharp curves and geological fails. The incomplete work is closer to the southern limit of the major road work. all good, nice drive.

February 1st, 2020 Major road works

paved as per this date, no painted lines. crews working on curbs.

January 30th, 2020 Laguna dos milagros

5 S to visit the Laguna which included a boat ride around the lake. I asked if I could park/camp for the night and was told no problem. Some shade, Banos always open. Unsure about showers. Exterior sinks by the w/c. Tourists leave at 6pm. Snack bar and restaurants.

January 27th, 2020 Hotel Baraka

As per below, Domenic is legit and honest. He drove with me to a radiator mechanic to have a problem fixed.
He also has a country house 10km north of town ( pictures looked nice) also 30 S/ night but minimum 3-4 people. He didn't say it but I think he wants minimum 100 S/night for the place. If it is like the hotel probably a good option for this dusty town

January 25th, 2020 Tanta

Locked gate at bridge.
5 soles taxa for road maintenance ( beer money). smiley face.
phone number on the gate or ask around for the gate keeper

January 24th, 2020 Hike to Huaytapallana mirador & lagunas

if you do the loop clockwise, the last km is all uphill not what I expected after 4 hrs. of hiking.

January 24th, 2020 Casa Hotel Huancayo

as per below, parking 5m or less, missed by a few inches. parked at a mechanic 1.5 blocks away 5s.
21s for dorm bed taxes in.

January 24th, 2020 huancaya

town tax 3soles , when I asked if the money was for alcohol, she said she did not drink. She must do drugs.

January 24th, 2020 huayllugina: archeol.site

286m verticle. climb that takes vrva good half hour plus to get to the top of the saddle. 20m ridge that spans the saddle. Nice views, I did it in order to walk off my lunch instead of driving some more.

January 12th, 2020 Banos termales

Mani from camping Hermosa in P. Maldonado mentioned this place as a good spot to spend the night in order to break up the drive to Cusco. After 5 hrs./310km this was the best 2 soles spent do far in Peru. Aches, pains and joint problems have all been cured now. Will stop by again before leaving tomorrow. I did notice a bit of hypoxia walking between the van and here

January 10th, 2020 Border post - Brazil

I was a bit late with my TIP (a small 8 months). I was fined 10% the value of the vehicle (as per the declared value on the original TIP. I had no problem with payment but it it would have been a crazy number, one could have stamped out the passport and return when the offices are closed. They have wood barricades set up for locals. just make sure you are not returning any time soon

January 7th, 2020 Camping Oasis

quite a few reviews for this place.....
The backstory, from Muriel (daughter, legit, some English) is that her father passed away 3 years ago and he was and avid traveler. He ran the Oasis which isn't a camping place but a 'club', what Muriel calls it, pools(3), Pik Nik
areas, restaurant. Closes at 5pm, quiet soon after.
They allow travelers to park out back by the farthest pool, near the w/c. The outlets did not work but I flipped the breaker and with my cord had power at the van. I was there sun/Mon, I wonder if it is only open on weekends? It was pretty deserted when I left. As mentioned, the place has potential.

January 1st, 2020 Freight Ferries

manaus-humaita ferry, my 5.1m by 2.1m van fit no problem. Came twice for pricing, first was 2000rs. leaving that day, came back a few days later (sister ship) 1300rs all in food included, slept in van. 4 days.
First visit they mentioned 70rs. port tax. Day of departure, Jan. 1st paid Nada, maybe too hungover to count...

January 1st, 2020 local hostel

after 4 months in Brazil, this was the most expensive at 55 rs. no breakfast either. they do not take reservations , they take payment in advance, so if your balsa is late and they are full, you are SOL. they do have parking, fast internet and a nice lounge area.

December 28th, 2019 Park Manaus

I was looking for the other place and thought this was it. Also family owned and managed (also have a car wash service). Clean w/c which can also be used as a bucket shower. Delmer speaks a few languages, helpful and has had 4 Overlanders in the past year. 25rs for 24 hrs.

December 27th, 2019 Teatro Amazonas

tours start at 9am and go every half hour.

December 27th, 2019 Porto Rodo

I followed a delivery truck (close) when leaving the port and nobody stopped me, left without paying, maybe one doesn't need to pay any more?

December 21st, 2019 Porto Seguro

shipping ferry San Marino that goes to Santarem and Manaus Every 15 days. 6 there and 5 back, the rest is loading and unloading cargo which is their main income. 250 Rs/person and 2000 for the van (no neg.,that was the price)Dec/19. for Manous.
Able to park and stay the night before since Hotel Beira Rio did not allow overnight parking. Quiet, showers at the lot and use the ships facilities

December 20th, 2019 Hotel Beira Rio

they will not let you park anymore in front of the hotel or use any of the facilities. This could be based on my poor Portuguese or the mood of the front desk guy.

December 20th, 2019 Hotel Beira rio

one can not park anymore in their parking lot and tip the security guard. Either based on my poor Portuguese or the mood of the receptionist, one has to find another place.

December 19th, 2019 Pousada beira rio

as per below, they now have internet. parked in their courtyard. For 30 rs./day, I got 3 meals, secure parking and use of their facilities. Good people.

December 15th, 2019 Next to Bambae

as per below, bought a beer at the bar and used their facilities for the afternoon. nice bar/restaurant. mototaxi to the town center is 12 rs.
met Marcelo one morning here, owner of Alternativa tours (has 10+boats), he had a boat stop at the Bambae for the 3 stop river run to the Atlantic for 70rs. the bar could call for you, last boats are at around 9:30am.

December 13th, 2019 Pousada Jagata

they do not allow overlanders any more. that is what the receptionist said to me.


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