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Jan 9, 2015 - Huanchaco / Trujillo to Guayaquil

We awoke fairly early and have to full day to enjoy the sun, pool and the pool – hooray! We need to get our fill as tomorrow we will spend a full day on the bus travelling to Guayaquil. We followed our routine, had breakfast and then directly to the pool. I checked on keeping our room until the bus departure at 10:00pm and they were very accommodating – as long as we paid half price for the room ha ha. We decided it was well worth it as otherwise we would have to check out at 12 noon and hang about until Señor Ramos come to take us to the...

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Jan 8, 2015 - Huanchaco / Trujillo

We awoke to a beautiful sunny day and following breakfast went straight to the pool. We spent the better part of the day soaking up the sun, dipping into the pool and catching up on the blog. A very pleasant relaxing day. Around 4:00pm we wandered over to the beach and rented beach chairs and an umbrella. From this vantage point we could see all the ‘happenings’ on the beach (certainly not as much drama at this end of the beach!) along with kayak ears and surfers. Surprisingly there was lots to watch; fish were jumping in the surf, swooping...

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Jan 7, 2015 - Huanchaco/Trujillo

We both had a wonderful sleep as it is much quieter here, our hotel is situated at the edge of town and set in a bock or so from the beach so noise is minimal. The morning began with a light cloud cover so we decided to ask Señor Ramos to take us in to town and to the Cruz del Sur bus station to exchange our voucher for the bus tickets. That accomplished we stopped at the Plaza de Armas to look around and take photos. What a gorgeous historic centre! The buildings have been beautifully restored and have been painted in bight yellows, blues,...

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Jun 7, 2014 - Watako Beach to Huanchaco, Peru

Friday 6th June 2014 Watako Beach to Huanchaco, Peru We left the beach at 7:00am this morning after a very early breakfast and set off to the south. The day was overcast and cool even though we are still in the tropics. We drove through many little towns and a couple of larger ones. The towns in this part of Peru are very messy and are surrounded by rubbish in piles. At around lunch time we stopped at the Lord of Sipan Museum in Lambayeque. This museum celebrates the archeological find at Sipan about 10 km away and it is a stunning place...

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Mar 12, 2014 - Day 4: Huascaran National Park

This National Park is home of the spectacled bears and the Andean Condor. These animals are very harmless, and don't bother you. I had the joy of watching a baby bear learn from its mother while I was at the park. The glacial waves and the variety of the vegetation makes it a spectacular beauty. The park covers most of the Cordillera Blanca, which happens to be the highest tropical mountain range in the world. It contains 27-snow capped peaks which you can see all year long. I really enjoyed my adventure today, even though it seemed like...

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Mar 11, 2014 - Day 3: Trujillo

Today I decided that I was going to visit a whole new city in Peru, so I picked Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru. Trujillo is a moderately large city, and is very close to the Pacific Ocean. This city was founded in 1534 among 4 Chimu settlements. Trujillo's location makes the city known for its amazing seafood, and the beaches and the beach resorts. But before I took off to this city I went to visit the Sacred Valley in the City of Cuzco which worked out well because you have to drive through Cuzco to get to Trujillo. The valley is a very...

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Jan 15, 2014 - Trujillo, Salaverry and Calleo, Peru

Monday 13 January Day 13 Sea Day We had a later start because of our late night. After breakfast in our cabin we did our exercise. The swim was quite rough, probably the roughest yet so it was interesting doing all my exercises to say the least! Still I managed most of my program. I had a glorious spa afterwards while John was walking around the deck, climbing the stairs from deck 4 to 12 and doing his Pilates. I went to the choral practice after that and some of it is becoming quite musical now. However the program is really ambitious and...

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Nov 30, 2013 - Alex

Well, Alex made it to South America safe and well. It took her 2 hours to get through Immigration and Customs at Santiago though… I was starting to think about who I’d need to call to find out where the heck she was. It was a huge relief to see her walk through the doors! I hadn’t booked anything for her first day in Santiago since I thought she’d be tired after the flight. We went for a walk to San Cristobal as I wanted to take her up the funicular for some great views of Santiago. Unfortunately, there was a national strike, so the place...

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Mar 13, 2013 - My Last and Final Day in Per

Hello everyone this is my last posting from Peru. I am now in the city Ica where they are known for producing excellent wines,liquor and food. One of the liquors is called Cachina. It is prepared from fermented grapes and it is a very popular drink with the locals. Ica's well known dishes are made from pallares or lima beans. They offer a delicious dessert called frijol colado. It is made from black beans, milk, sugar and sesame bean. Every year in March Ica has a harvesting festival for picking fruits to make wine. It is an endless party...

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Peru 119

Mar 12, 2013 - My Fourth Day in Peru

Hello everyone. I just arrived in Trujillo, Peru. Trujillo is the home of the Chimú civilization. It is located in on the west coast of Peru, along the Pacific Ocean. I am on my way to the Temple of the Sun. It is one of the largest pyramids in Peru. The Temple of the Sun is where the Incas sacrificed llamas and prayed to God for the sun to shine on their plants. The Temple of the Sun was highly protected and only priests or Incas could enter. The other people had their ceremonies in public places like Machu Pichu or Cuzco. It has been...

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Dec 6, 2012 - Région de Trujillo

Nous faisons maintenant une escale sur la côte péruvienne dans la région de Trujillo. Trujillo a une jolie architecture coloniale et toute la côte est très désertique. Nous avons trouvé un sympathique camping à Huanchaco un petit village au bord de l'océan à côté de Trujillo. Nous pensions y rester quelques jours, nous baigner et nous reposer. Mais malheureusement, l'eau était beaucoup trop froide. Juste quelques surfeurs se mettaient à l'eau mais en combinaison complète. Nous nous sommes par contre régalés en mangeant du poisson et des...

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Oct 27, 2012 - Desert, Dust and Ruins

Only 275 km to drive today - though 25 was on dirt roads and 11km of it was really awful (but good fun when you have got to the end) Time for three archeological sites and museums at two of them. First stop was the best museum. At El Brujo (dirt road access through sugar cane plantations) the body of a priestess from AD300 was discovered in 2005 together with artefacts in phenomenal condition. On the adjacent site - not yet excavated - they have found items from 2000-3000 BC including woven cloth, wooden objects and decorated gourds. The...

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La Gira Andina 2012

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