Jan Weitner riding his XT from Terra del Fuego to Vancouver

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WANTED - Corrupt Peruian police officers

Wednesday January 24 I was heaving lunch with two Peruian police officers named Jorge Gopierrs Paredes and Peres Chang Alexander in the city of Paramanga not far from Barranca at the pacific coast, 130 kms North of Lima. I was not having lunch with these people because I liked them so much. We were having lunch because I crossed the centerline of a bridge where nobody was driving and people were painting the righthand side of the bridge (so it makes sense to drive on the left side of the bridge). The police stopped me when I exited the bridge.

The penalty was defined right away: 340 $! What?! Man I am in hurry go out of my way. I only speak Dutch and no entiendo!

They start showing me pictures in a book with similar situations of two cars. But a car is not a Moto you know... We can not compare these situations I explained them, different rules apply for motorcycles! They accepted more or less and the penalty went down to 100 $.

To create some understanding I invited them to have dinner in Holland when they would come (please write down your names I asked them). This was appreciated by them and they lowered the fine to 50 $. In the mean time they showed business cards of other tourists who I assume said similar things because these guys were ´welcome´ everywhere.

Still 50 $ left.... I told them I didn´t have any money in my pocket... and the cashmachine was really far away.... this whole process took two hours. I proposed to invite them for a beer but we should really forget about the penalty. They changed it into a lunch. My own lunch would be part of the to be paid penalty and lunch is not so expensive here. So I accepted having lunch with two corrupt peruian police officers on my expense. Total cost: 15 $.

When I paid the bill I could hardly look at this scum, these incredible lowlifes. Two other police officers walked into the restaurant during our lunch. One of them looked like he was ashamed of the situation but he did not do a thing. Another two lowlifes. I invited them for a picture of them, me, la moto and the oh so beautiful police car. They were so smart to say it was forbidden to take pictures of police officers... jajajajajajaa.... but they took one of me with the two vehicles not showing their licence plate.

People in Peru do not laugh when I tell them this story. They say now you see how we must survive.

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