We were reccomended to do the crossing through Macara down to Piura. The six of us took the night bus (safety in numbers !) but it was one of the easiest so far. We signed out of Ecuador and then walked across a bridge to pass through the Peru customs. After a half hearted search of our bags (which involved prodding the outside of the bag !!!) we were on our way and arrived in Piura at 6am. The journey was very winding and none of us slept well until the last hour (typical !).
We said our goodbyes to Patrick & Caroline, and Simon & Vanessa as they were heading south to Trujillo and we found ourselves a bus to Mancora (another 4hrs !)
It was great to travel with the others and we hope we will meet P & C in Sydney and S & V back home.