李明熙、Kimberlogic:秘魯看甲組足球聯賽 沙漠綠州刺激滑沙

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秘魯甲組足球聯賽/李明熙

在秘魯首都利馬時,適逢甲組足球聯賽開鑼,看週末賽程表,首都有 4 隊球隊,2 隊主場作賽,分別是體育大學和士砵亭水晶,兩隊都是聯賽冠軍常客。

體育大學主場 Monumental Stadium 可容納 8 萬人,是南美洲最大的球場,門票由 20 到 80 索爾(約 50 至 200 港元)不等,但離巿中心 1 小時車程,黃昏時分開波,入黑散場,跟波迷逼巴士回家有點危險,因此選擇看在家附近打日波的士砵亭水晶。

士砵亭水晶主場只坐 2 萬人,票價更便宜,15 至 60 索爾(約 35 至 120 港元),只分區域不設劃位。我們怕買錯作客球隊區域,所以沒在網上購票,直接去到球場買。

幾輛的士聽到去球場都搖頭拒載,怕滋事球迷?最後肯載的司機,下車時向我們再三叮囑,注意人群和個人財物。其實跟世界各地的球賽一樣,球場外都是熱鬧的小販和小食檔,駐守警察跟黃牛黨打成一片,唯獨不見半個作客球迷。

現場只有龍門後面球迷區的 15 索爾票和教練席後的 60 索爾票出售,我們鎖定教練席後坐位,排隊之際,黃牛黨便前來搭訕。說是黃牛,但球場既不滿座,又不劃位,哪有炒貴票可能?一問之下,原來全是比原價便宜近半的贈券,我怕有假票,一貫先進場後付款政策。如我所料,多次被拒之後,終於找到賣真票的黃牛。

球場開三面,只坐滿一半,我們在教練席後的石屎座位坐下,環看四周,只得身旁三個作客球迷。開場前,小販在觀眾席穿梭叫賣汽水、漢堡包、雪條,價錢平民。開波不久,小販們便聚在一起,吃著自己的小食,欣賞球賽。

比賽一面倒由士砵亭水晶主導,半場經已領先 3 球,龍門後的球迷又唱又跳,半場休息也沒停下來。下半場主客各入 1 球,我們在完場前 10 分鐘決定提早離去,免得交通擠迫,最後賽果維持 4 比 1 ,士砵亭水晶勝出今季聯賽的第一場。

Oasis of Peru/Kimberlogic

Huacachina, Peru was not on my radar initially, but after hearing about it from a traveler we met in Ethiopia, I made sure to add it to our itinerary. We took a bus from Cusco to Ica, and found a tuk tuk to take us from Ica to Huacachina for the afternoon. The tuk tuk ride cost 5 Soles (less than 2 USD) and only took about ten minutes.

Huacachina is a tiny, little town built around an oasis with towering sand dunes in every direction. When we arrived, we were immediately satisfied that we decided to stay in Ica (an actual city) and just come here for the afternoon. Huacachina is a resort-party town. Everything is over-priced and of questionable quality. As we walked around haggling the price of a sunset dune buggy trip, we started to feel that this may have been an unnecessary stop on our itinerary. It was neat to see a lake in the middle of the desert, but knowing that since 2015, the lake is no longer natural and seeing the dirtiness of the water, over-priced restaurants and hearing all of the dune buggy tour touts we were a little underwhelmed.

We were soon proven wrong when our dune buggy first plunged down what felt like a complete vertical drop. I had no idea the dune buggy ride was going to be so intense. It was exactly like a rollercoaster without a track. It was even more scary because we had to trust our driver’s experience and ability as well as all of the other drivers on the dunes. At least with a rollercoaster you know they are checked for safety and maintained properly, and a lot these vehicles looked like they were falling apart. Although I was holding on for dear life and my eyes were closed most of the time, it was a thrilling experience and we had so much fun.

We barreled up and down the dunes at high speeds, screaming at every drop and sharp turn. Included in this tour was also the chance to sandboard down the dunes. Again, my expectations were completely wrong. I guess I expected a little beginner’s slope, but when I approached the top of the dune with my board, I felt like I just looked over the edge of a skyscraper. The dune was enormous and incredibly steep; I really debated about getting back on the rollercoaster instead of going down the mountain. I mustered up the courage, laid down and went zooming down head first. When I reached the bottom, my heart was just about pounding out of my chest.

After a bunch of runs on numerous sand dunes we had another rollercoaster ride to a place to watch the sunset. The giant waves of the sand dunes turned from golden to red just before getting dark. The oasis looked just how I always pictured it in my head to look like. The sunset view of the dessert and the oasis from above made the entire trip worth it, but the dune buggy and sandboarding were the cherry on top of this destination.

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李明熙、Kimberlogic 雜碎集

我們沒分東方或西方思想,只想以雜碎的遊歷去建立自己的世界觀和價值觀。We are neither eastern nor western mind. We just want to establish our worldview and values through traveling. 【李明熙】 曾用七個月時間從柏林踏單車回港,又不自量力參加蒙古越野單車賽。現從事影像製作、旅遊、教育等,自我催眠周身刀。著有「陌路回家」、「單車遊牧」及「良業遊民」。 【Kimberlogic】 An American who resides on the small island of Peng Chau, in Hong Kong, has a passion for traveling, partaking in local food and drink, different cultures and customs and watching people react to the world around them.

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