I travelled fast and often put myself under pressure which made me safe time while taking night buses. If you plan to travel through South America, this option may still be the cheapest if you do not consider travelling by air.
However, after three nights spent in buses and no sleep during the days I arrived in Lima, at the flat of Nino, a couchsurfer. His flat and a separate room for me felt like heaven, as I saw the first real bed since I left Ecuador.
Nino was a very kind person, amused about the distance I planned to travel, thoughtfully giving me the opportunity to explore his city under his guidance.
He introduced me to a lot of typical bits and bytes and I enjoyed drinking the national drink “Pisco Sour” with him. We walked through the historical centre, drank Chicha (traditional corn drink), changed some dollar bills with the “Cambistas” and visited a traditional scissors dance.
This south Peruvian tradition shows physical skill. It was something I never saw before. They dance weird, they use all body parts to jump around and even try to swallow the scissors. Respect to these guys!