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Old 25 May 2004
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Problems in Peru - Llave

Mmmm - just about to set off to this region when I read this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3741355.stm

Also the www.fco.gov.uk site advises no travel here!

Poooooooooo

Anyone up there right now?

Brian

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To answer my own question - The violence and "beheading" activities have stopped for the time being. Some kind of agreement reached in Llave.

Thanks for all the fish.

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Newspapers and journalists have degraded in my opinion since I started traveling...

I crossed about 25 roadblocks getting from Bolivia to Peru... and the worst what happened was I had to help at one roadblock to "earn" my passage.... So I shoveled for about 5 minutes and became the hero of the day.

I made it through most of them just by smiling and sharing some coca-leave,s...

It,s all a load of.... ehhhh...

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There have been problems on the bolivian side for some time as well. If things get really bad you couls team up with other people and charter a small boat around the trouble. Make sure you stop for the border crossing though.

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You are right MMarten, the more I traveled around latin america, the more I realised that its as easy as riding around home, I loved it there and the papers all blew the whole thing out of proportion.

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