carlos 4×4 and the kings octopus / lima

our car was stored at carlos 4×4 in chaclacayo (near lima) and now it gets the well deserved maintanance with engine and transmission oil change and other things that have to be checked and repaired. to all south america overlanderers: if you have problems with your vehicle, here you will find help !

We were still waiting for our customs clearance declaration, which took quite some time and so we looked for restaurants in the area. Google helped to find the restaurant kausaq cocina peruana and served the translation from spanish into german (and back to englich): “Since the food tastes good, the prices are not very high……”  “It was okay when I left.” “Cause of the kings Octopus to the olive tree and Tacu Tacu.”

Well, we will have dinner there soon…


lima / perú

visited perus capital. The pictures are from miraflores and the neighbouring district barranco. These two districts are not really representative for the 11 million mega-metropolis in which already in the 1930s the urban planning had capitulated before the mass influx.

co_work / carolina himmel

co_work with carolina himmel / buenos aires / argentina

new co_work with carolina himmel / buenos aires / argentina

caraz / perú

Some impression from the market place in caraz and surroundings

pato canyon / perú

chan chan / perú

at the bottom: squirrels / above: water / at the top: sky fishing nets our guide victor with his monthly publication

… is the world’s largest city built with clay! Great how our guide victor, a studied archaeologist, explained the symbolism of the reliefs used at that time. the ancient egyptians could not solve the problem of a three-dimensional painting on a surface and it was not until 1410 that flippo brunelleschi created the first perspective picture panels of modern times, according to many art historians.

The chimú culture (1250 to 1470) solved the problem in its own interesting way. Everything that is close to the viewer is shown below, consequently everything that is further away is shown above and the distance is at the top. So, in the ornaments on the left and right next to the door (in the first picture) the squirrels come at the bottom, above them in horizontal lines the water and right, the smooth surface above: the sky.

Victor said, the national geographic magazine brings in its february issue 2019 a big report about chan chan with sensational, new discoveries…

from chachapoyas to cajamarca / perú

road from chachapoyas to cajamarca. / perú.