We left Vilcabamba, 9:00am heading to Macara the mountain boarder crossing we arrived at 2:00 and wanted to gas up before entering Peru. What a mistake, 3 of the 4 gas stations had closed because they had sold out and the last one had a long line up so we waited and when it was finally our turn they told us you can only get $5 of gas but the owner told the attendant to give us $10 because we're foreigners, first time things worked out in our favor. Better than nothing. 2:30 at the boarder, same process stamped our passports exit and return our car permit to the officer on duty, drove across a shot bridge and parked on the right side. We filled out the forms for the visa and got 3 months walked across the street to the police office with the nude girl pictures on inside walls and got the stamp. Next door was the Aduana office, the man doing the paper worked seemed tired and not really interested in doing our papers but the guards assured us he would do it, so he took our papers back to his disk and started working. 30 minutes later we are done and that same nice guard pointed us to where we could by insurance across the street and up the stairs, cost only $14 for 2 months cheap.
|thats about all we saw after crossing the boarder, desert and garbage|
It was dark really dark and no street lights on the hwy but stupid me I said lets go to the next gas station and rest. 11pm and still no gas station and the gas light comes on. We drove until midnight before finding another station and the van was running on vapors. After 15hrs on the road we decided to never do a stupid thing like that again, plus next morning down the road we got stopped by a police check and he warned us its "not safe to drive at night lots of robberies occur at night on this road".