08.11.2012 - 09.11.2012 21 °C
Apart from sightseeing and eating (our two main pastimes since we arrived to Peru), we've had a bit of downtime as well.
Yesterday, we chilled out in our room for most of the day. I tried to help Warren fix his stupid vintage leather bag with a needle and thread (his duct tape solution was a massive fail). The needle and thread was also a failure. As soon as he zipped it back up, the zipper came totally off the fabric.
For those of you that don't know: Warren bought an expensive vintage leather bag from Etsy to use as his ManBag/camera case. I bought him a Fuji Instax (think: polaroid), and it's mahooosive. Initially, I thought the bag looked pretty nice, and would serve its purpose well. Then, I found out he was bringing it on our trip...and nothing else but his rucksack. It's half the size of his other ManBag, and, well...old.
I was super annoying for the days leading up to our departure trying to convince him to bring something more sensible, but he refused. To be even more irritating, I bet him that it would become a thorn in his side while we were away. If he made me carry any of his crap, or if the leather snapped, etc, I'd win.
The prize? Birthdays are back on next year.
A few weeks ago, we'd agreed to sack 2013 birthdays off to save money after we broke down and paid to have a few of our posters framed.
Happy birthday to me!
At any rate, we also watched Safe House on blu-ray yesterday...on a swish LED 3D telly. It could just be me, but I found it TOO clear. I could see the hairs on Ryan Reynolds' nose. I see enough of that on Woz's nose, thanks. Plus, because it was so clear, things looked a bit cheap. Similar to how soap operas are filmed. Now, I'm not entirely sure if this was down to the film itself or the high-quality, but either way - we laughed in places that probably weren't meant to be funny.
We also watched a lot of CNN. In fact, we're still watching a lot of CNN. It's one of the only English-speaking channels. I have a feeling we're going to really hate CNN in a few weeks' time.
Oh, something else I think we'll hate in a few weeks' time? The smell of dirty/damp laundry. I put a clean top on to sleep in last night, and it smelled flipping amazing. I made Warren smell me. And it's still early days! I might save a shirt back for the last week of our journey, just to treasure that smell.
Hrm, unless the other smelly things in my bag rub off on it.
Perhaps I'll stick it in a drybag then. I'll keep you posted.
Going to go to a museum this afternoon with Elio, more specifically: el Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Arqueologia e Historia. I should be able to post a few more photos tonight I expect.