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Jun 19, 2011 - Last day of the trip - Lima

Last day of the trip today. Very sad, although I am looking forward to chocolate cereal, full English breakfast, marmite and crumpets, Linda McCartney veggie sausages and a good wash. In addition, I would like to go home to a dressing gown, slippers, log fire and Christmas television...but its not winter :( In the morning, I went to look around the very pretty San Francisco Monastery and its not so pretty catacombs. I saw more bones than I have at any other point on the trip, which was nice. After this, I went souvenir shopping at an Inca...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Trujillo - most certainly not a 'pretty, seaside resort'.

So about a week ago, I decided that I would spend my final few days in Peru in what Edgar described to me as 'the pretty, seaside resort of Trujillo'. I was very excited. However, this excitement soon turned to dread. My first inkling that something was amiss with Edgar's description of Trujillo was when a Peruvian lady I met at the airport nearly fainted when I told her where I was heading. She was particularly shocked that I was heading there by myself and insisted on pre-booking me a driver and a hotel. My second inkling that...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Getting out of Trujillo - Chan Chan and Huanchaco

Soon after arriving in Trujillo, I realised I had to get out of the city ASAP. Together with Charles, Michael, Neil, Scott and Brendon, I went to the nearby archaeological site of Chan Chan. I'd visited so many Inca and pre-Inca sites by this point, that my memories of them were starting to mesh together. However, Chan Chan stood out. It was the only archaeological site I'd visited which still had its original paintwork. Very impressive. Actually, I just remembered, the paintwork wasn't at Chan Chan, it was at the Temple of the Moon (the...

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Mar 2, 2011 - Chan Chan

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Discovery docked at Salaverry, Peru, where our bus took us to th province of Trujillo and Chan Chan the ancient site of the world’s largest city made entirely of adobe. It consists of seven citadels and covers 11 sq. miles. We would be seeing only the one that is in the process of restoration; others will be restored as funds become available. Rocio and Johan were our guides and gave us some background information on our drive, also the economy of Trujillo. Agriculture is the principal industry and besides raising the...

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Apr 12, 2010 - de politie, uw vriend

om 9 u met de chicken bus ( what·s in a name ) nr het centrum om dan met de taxi nr de tempel van de maan en de zon te gaan.tempel gebouwd door de michu, een beschaving voor de inca·s Maar daarna was het weer typisch zuid amerika : we gingen met een minibus terug nr het centrum, was gemaakt voor 15 zeer zeer! soepele mensen van max 1m50 maar de chauffeur pikte zomaar eventjes 30 man op, zaten dus als sardientjes opeen gepakt bij 30 graden celsius ! en als klap op de vuurpijl was er onderweg nog een ongeluk gebeurt op de enige weg met...

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Apr 11, 2010 - relax, take it easy

Om 8u30 komen we aan in trujillo, dit is eigenlijk maar een tussenstop op weg naar lima maar omdat dat te ver is om in 1 keer te doen overnachten we eenmaal hier. We logeren in een hotel op 20 meter van het strand zodus opnieuw vamos a la playa maar eerst moest brett opgelapt worden Omdat zijn blaren zo vreselijk waren en om het sneller te doen genezen gingen we ze openprikken, met een ontsmette schaar prikte jimmy in brett zijn schouders, hij stierf bijna van de pijn maar ziet er nu wel stukken beter uit. s avonds nog met de chicken bus (...

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Mar 13, 2010 - Trujillo and Chan Chan

Have you ever dreamed doing a career as a mason? Then you definitely have to visit Trujillo..... Trujillo is located in the north of Peru, and it was founded as one of the earliest cities, given the name of Francisco Pizarro´s place of birth in spain. Its mostly famous for being close to two archaeological sites, Chan Chan and the temples of the sun and the moon. Furthermore it has some nice beaches for surfing and you can also see a lot of colonial architecture. Chan Chan is an archaeological site located west of Trujillo. It covers an...

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Feb 15, 2010 - À la rencontre du Pacifique et des premiers sites précolombiens

Nous avons fêté comme il se doit et comme deux jeunes fougueux voyageurs amoureux la Saint Valentin dans un bon resto à Trujillo. Ariane a dégusté son premier Pisco Sour, cocktail national péruvien, et limonade pour Maxime pour se rétablir du carnaval. Cette ville a un petit air de Cartagène avec ses fenêtres à moucharabiehs, ses façades colorées, ses balcons en bois surplombant de jolies places. Trujillo est le point de départ pour le site pré-inca de Chan Chan. L'apogée de la culture inca a duré à peine un siècle, de 1400 à 1500. Beaucoup...

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Jan 15, 2010 - Sand City

The night bus ride itself was ok. I managed to get little sleep, but the seats were comfy and my 13 tracks saw me through to the early hours of the following morning. We weren’t actually staying in Trujillo, but were instead staying 5km away at another beach town. The hostel was fine, we were back to 2 people per room. I spent our first day in this new town relaxing and restoring my iTouch. Dan had with him his laptop, and I was able to recover all of my music (thank god) I am so happy now that I have all 5112 songs back. Myself and Kevin...

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Aug 14, 2009 - Trujillo

Well, we got out of the mountains because we kept getting sick. So we took a bus to Trujillo and spent some time on the coast. We had to take an overnight bus which I'm not too fond of, but we had no choice. Unfortunately Lisa got sick about a half hour in, but she was fine after that. Trujillo is a nice city with many archeological ruins nearby. We were promptly met at the bus station by a man employed by the bus company who knew of a nice hotel and could take us on a tour of the ruins later. In our sleep deprived stupor, we agreed to let...

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Apr 12, 2009 - Nos derniers jours au Perou

De la montagne pluvieuse nous retrouvons la cote ou nous sommes sur d’avoir du soleil. La ville de Trujillo n’a rien de special a part quelques importantes ruines pre-inca. Assaillis par les vendeurs de tours, nous cedons sous le charme de l’un deux et prenons un tour pour visiter la ruine de Chan Chan. Mais peu de temps apres on se rend compte qu’ on ne veut absolument pas de ce tour alors qu’on peu tres bien faire la visite par nous memes. On passe la matinnée a essayer de le revendre et par chance on y arrive. On va plutot passer la...

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Nov 28, 2008 - Trujillo & Huanchaco

My first night bus: Mancora to Trujillo It's pretty nice actually. They serve food and the waitress acts like a flight attendant. I don't sleep particularly well, but I arrive without a fuss and find my way to a restaurant for an early breaky. I stroll the streets in the central core looking for information to bus through to Huanchaco (and one more day at the beach). Instead I find a tour that will take me to 2 local ruins and end at the beach. how convenient. Tour: - 1500-year old Moche pyramids - Las Huacas del Sol y de la Luna - ancient...

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