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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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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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May 22, 2012 - I misteri delle antiche civiltà nord peruviane

Arriviamo a Huanchaco un’ora prima del tramonto, in tempo per montare le tende e preparare l’attrezzatura per cucinare. Ci fermeremo qui 2 notti, dopodiché ci aspetteranno 700 km di strada per raggiungere il confine con l’Ecuador. Prima di superarlo ci fermeremo però altre 3 notti in un camping a Punta Sal, per concederci 2 giorni di relax al mare (sperando nella clemenza del tempo). Considerando i 5 giorni consecutivi di camping, ci fermiamo prima sulla strada, in un vero supermercato (non ce ne sono così tanti!), a far la spesa. Siamo...

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My Big Trip

Jul 1, 2010 - Last full day in Huanchaco? No, not already!

I can't believe it. It is happening. I knew this was going to happen. I am getting sad about leaving. Last night, I talked with Jessica about the bird situation on their roof. I found out they not only have chickens and roosters up there, but turkeys. I saw some baby chicks, okay, so what i thought were baby chicks. She was surprised I couldn't tell. Yikes. ANyway, they have their turkeys up there for Christmas, of course. Then, i started asking her if she helped Maria, well, you know, kill the chickens and she said, no way. I guess that is...

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Jun 30, 2010 - Hmmmm....will have to wait for Cuy.

So the cuy dinner is going to have to wait till Friday, my last day in hunachaco. David decided that was a better night, so we are going to have an early class and end up with a dinner at Maria's house. I guess I will have a full dinner for the bus ride back to Lima. Whew. It is hard to believe that I only have two more nights here in this little town. It is quite an eventful week. Yesterday, I got out of class, jumped on the computer and when I got out, the streets were packed of local people. They were carrying the saint of the fishing...

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Jun 29, 2010 - Be careful what you say!

I had so much fun talking to my family yesterday! It was so good to see everyone and hear some English. 10 points for Skype. On my way to David's language class, I was thinking how nice it was to not think about how to say what you want to say during a conversation. I guess I was feeling a bit homesick. When I got into class, we were talking about some things that go wrong when you are traveling, how sometimes you have to be careful and not be hard on yourself,etc... He asked me how I was doing and I hesitated. I didn't want to complain. He...

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Jun 27, 2010 - Toasted bread and a future Home??

This town is great! It grows on me more every minute. I just bought my bread and butter to make toasted bread! Yummy. For some reason that tastes so good to me. I came back with bread, butter, orange juice and M & Ms and guess what? Maria had lunch for me too. They looked for me at lunch time but I was out socializing and buying lunch. I didn't want for them to think they had to worry about me, but I tried to tell them. I hope I didn't say the wrong thing. Google translate comes in easy. I had the lunch they prepared and it was so good so...

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Jun 25, 2010 - It's Friday!

Yesterday was a really good day. I had so much fun going with Maria to the market. I thought at first, oy, this will be interesting. We had a bit of a conversation about her kids, how long she has lived in Wuanchaco and how she loves the sun. We even talked about how her kids went to school in Trujillo, instead of here because the schools are better. I haven't even mentioned the food yet. Oh, it was soooo yummy and I went to bed stuffed and happy. Of course, taking all the classes and living here is really tough in some ways because I am...

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Jun 24, 2010 - Cooking Day! Cooking Day!

I am very excited this morning. I got to sleep in and it is cooking and market day. It is already Thursday, so I am already thinking about my trip this weekend. I have heard too many good things about the Royal Tombs of Sipan, so off I go to find them. The only slight problem is I found out the directions all in Spanish, and I am not totally sure I understand all the directions. It will be another adventure, I am sure. The museum is near a city North of here, called Chiclayo. I will leave early Saturday morning, arrive mid afternoon, go...

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