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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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Trip Blog 2014

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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Peru 119

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

Jun 13, 2012 - Huanacho, water, Canning & three events

Huanacho is a small seaside town on the outskirts of a large unattractive city. Our camp site was within the grounds of a hotel and quite a few, in fact most of the group elected to upgrade - for once I decided to camp and it was really once on grass with a toilet and shower available. We are very near the beach and the water looked swimmable but mostly it is a surfing area so didn't go in. Visited two Inca areas - Huaca del Sol and Chan Chan ruins - very hot wandering around and we had the most boring guide ever - mostly because we...

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Jun 1, 2012 - Bienvenidos a la casa de ciclistas!

Nach all dem Vorbereitungsstress und den gesundheitlichen Problemen, welche nun zum Glück überstanden sind, war es wunderbar um halb acht Uhr morgens im Flieger zu sitzen und nichts mehr machen zu müssen (oder zu können). Bis dahin hatte alles gut geklappt inklusive rechtzeitig aufzustehen (viertel vor vier Uhr in der Nacht) und der Aufgabe des Gepäcks (Fahrrad und das Paket mit den Fahrradtaschen). Vielen Dank nochmals an meinen Vater für die ganze Unterstützung und die Unterbringung bei sich in den letzten 10 Tagen! Die Reise ging nun...

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May 30, 2012 - Pelicans and Surfers in Huanchaco

We're on our own now after saying goodbye to Ann yesterday morning. We're so glad she joined us on our trip and were sad to see her go! But she was right, Huanchaco is a much different place when the sun is shining and the surfers are out! We've spent a couple of days doing not much. A little ready, a couple of walks on the beach and that's about it! The local fisherman are still using the boats they have fished with for hundreds of years, kind of like half a kayak that they sit in and paddle with a stick. Not the easiest way to catch your...

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