Much of the same today, there is no wing man to flip the drudgery into humour. Northern Peru is arid, a can of coke was the only real treat of the day. 4hrs of thumb time produced another Carlos in a pick up, I shared the back with a cot, a bag of salt and some plants. 300km on, one can't complain. Found another motel and watched Sleepless in Seattle in Spanish whilst eating take away egg n chips in bed.